Katy Perry prefers British guys: ‘They have more tradition and I like that’

**FILE PHOTOS** Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom announce they will wed by the end of the year!

I’ve always liked British men. It’s probably a combination of things: my parents were both Anglophiles and my dad was actually born in India when India was still “the jewel of the British Empire,” pre-independence. He was as fascinated with British history and British royalty as my mom still is. And I like British accents, and I love the dry British humor. As I get older, though, the fantasy of running off with a handsome, Cumberbatchy stranger from a strange land has worn a bit thin. I see what Duchess Meghan has gone through and I can imagine her culture shock for things both big and small. I’m not saying Meg’s experience is my only reason, but I just have a better understanding of how sh-t gets real and I can easily imagine that charming accent plucking my last nerve after some time.

Anyway, Katy Perry is not me. She loves English guys, and she’s about to marry her second English husband. Russell Brand didn’t put her off English guys, and she’s super-duper in love with Orlando Bloom. So in love that she talks absolute nonsense about why she prefers British guys to American guys.

She is busy preparing for her upcoming wedding to the Hollywood star Orlando Bloom. And Katy Perry has confessed that she has always taken a shine to the ‘English gentleman’ during a Facetime interview with Jamie Theakston and Ellie Taylor on Heart Breakfast.

Speaking to the presenters on Friday morning the American singer, 34, made a quip about her previous marriage to English comedian Russell Brand as she pointed out: ‘You know I obviously have a type, I like English gentlemen…. I think I like English gentlemen because there’s something in that kind of sarcastic dark sense of humour and I like that they sound really eloquent and there’s more history in the UK than there is in America. They sound like they’ve got tradition. Actually they have more tradition and I like that. There’s tea time. We don’t really have many traditions here in America.’

The singer, who got engaged to British star Orlando, 42, on Valentine’s Day this year, remained tight-lipped about the date of her upcoming nuptials, simply telling Jamie: ‘I mean tick tock, I hope sooner than later.’ When asked by Jamie if she planned on having a ceremony in the UK, Katy replied: ‘Can’t say’.

During the interview, Katy also admitted her breakfast of choice on arrival to the UK was always baked beans on toast – an English classic. She said: ‘I’ve got to tell you every time I come to the UK, my first breakfast is baked beans on toast. With a nice cuppa. So I wish I was waking with you guys having that basically. I’m not, I’m going to bed soon.’

[From The Daily Mail]

“There’s more history in the UK than there is in America…” People always say that and it always irritates me. We’re missing a great deal of North American history because of the mass Native American genocide! “History” doesn’t start when white people show up. *deep sigh* I mean, I know what she means, sort of – British people appreciate their history, live their history constantly, I get that, but lord, what a way to explain it – “the Brits have more history!” Blergh. History is more than the monarchy, the historical buildings, castles, all of that. As for traditions… tea time and colonizing? The grand tradition of Brexit too. I realize I have no room to talk, America is terrible, but then again, I’m not going on and on about how a wide swath of men are superior to another swath of men. (All that being said, if I had dated John Mayer, I would cancel American men as well.)

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  1. VintageS says:

    She has such a teeny bopper mentality.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    Tea time is NOT tradition; it’s a meal! Saying teatime is traditional is like saying lunch is traditional. Oh, I just adore that quaint tradition of lunch!

    • Nahema says:

      Ha, so true!

    • grumpy says:

      maybe she meant afternoon tea, or elevensies

    • Metislady says:

      Haha, I live in the U.K. now with my British hubby and tea time is a meal, not a ceremony. My hubby is a Northern working class guy so maybe it’s different for them than down south but I sincerely doubt it. As well I’m Indigenous Canadian and my ancestors history in the Americas is thousands of years old but we are not white nor did we write things down so I guess it doesn’t count. Anyway enjoy your cuppa Katy while I have a brew with my pudding.

  3. Michael says:

    Just admit it, like Swifty, you have some kind of thing for a british accent.

  4. rose says:

    Are we just going to ignore her harassment allegations? Because she seems like a trash person if it’s all true .

    • Eliza says:

      Yeah I was wondering when that was going to come up. Seems a lot like Mariah where she didn’t think it’s bad because she’s the girl. The guy just wanted to go to work, not be exposed to a group of giggling lackys.

    • Léna says:

      I wanted to say the same! Thank you. It’s not the only time she was accused of something like this, wasn’t it pressuring a boy into kissing her or something like that?

    • lucy2 says:

      Yes, I think an article on that would be important.

  5. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Katy Perry is a dumb*ss and that’s long been firmly established. I actually really like British history (and history in general). Mainly because it is so rich. And also because as a black American I don’t have any of my own. Because you know…slavery and colonizers. But one of the main reasons why Britain has such a rich history is because they spent so much time stripping other folks of theirs. They are the OG Colonizers. Well them and the Dutch (the slavery OGs)

    • kerwood says:

      With all due respect, African-Americans have a very RICH history. American history IS African-American history.


      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        And with all due respect I am referring specifically to ANCESTRAL history. African history and being able to trace my people back generations. Which if you are black you know we reach a bit of a dead end in that area. I am very educated about African American history. That wasn’t my point.

      • kerwood says:

        @Valiantly Varnished I am Black and I do know what you mean about reaching a dead end when tracing one’s heritage. But I know members of the diaspora (American and Canadian) who can trace their families back 10 generations.

        Being the descendants of people who were stolen from their homes, their culture and their history leaves a mark on a people. But I am so proud to be a descendant of people who created their OWN home, culture and history in the worst circumstances imaginable, a culture that has influenced the entire world.

        Again, with respect. I don’t mean to lecture. The death of Toni Morrison has had a strong affect on me and she wrote so beautifully about African-American culture, so I guess I’m feeling a little ‘delicate’.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        I am speaking of MY experience personally. And that can’t be disputed or argued. And being lectured about black history frankly makes me angry. I am and proud of who I am and the history of African Americans in this country. But again – THAT WASNT MY POINT.

      • JustSayin' says:

        Yikes…I understood what you meant, kerwood.

      • Nahema says:

        @Valiantly Varnished, I completely get what you’re saying. I think the reason people say Brits and Europeans in general have more history is because it’s actually their ancestral history. They feel a part of it. The good, the bad and the ugly. British people don’t walk into a Tudor building and think how amazing they were, chopping off peoples heads. They don’t think about the slave trade with any form of admiration. That stuff gives you chills more than any horror movie could and the fact that our ancestors were a part of it is indescribable.

        Kaiser is right that American history didn’t start with the settlers but thats the first period of history that most Americans are able to feel a connection with.

        Also I think we should stop assuming that Meghan’s experience of coming to the UK is what it would be like for the average American. She didn’t marry into an average family, she married into one that is notoriously stuffy and launched herself into the spotlight. Hollywood & Royalty are like two complete opposites so there were bound to be issues.

        As much as we like to think we are all so different, we are more similar than we want to believe. It would be great if we could stop putting each other down.

    • TuxCat5 says:

      Have you studied much French history? French history is also quite rich, and French and African American cultures cross paths in Louisiana (as you are aware, no doubt). It’s also interesting to study alongside British history, as the French are Britain’s nemesis (and vice-versa), even in the colonial realms.

      Have DNA-testing services (23andMe, Ancestry, etc) been helpful at all for Black Americans tracing their African ancestry (even if only regional)?

    • grumpy says:

      That history of the British Isles and the British people is not about empire or colonies, that is the history of the ruling classes, who in fact are invaders to Britain too. They descend from the Normans. The same families that invaded Britain (and Ireland) in 1066 still own most of the wealth and land in Britain 1000 years later. Britain had a Celtic pagan culture, even in England, it was all suppressed. We all got shat on, just some a lot more than others. It was only in the 20th century that all adults got the vote, it was only in the late 19th century that middle-class men got the vote. People joined the armed forces because it was a guaranteed income that could bring you out of poverty, not because they wanted to go out killing and invading, some just got press-ganged into it, so essentially were kidnapped into the navy and couldn’t come home. I love this view that all us Brits were sitting in our fancy homes exploiting poor colonies. People at home were exploited by the ruling classes too you know. Sadly they don’t educate us about that because then we might question why we pay taxes to support some random family of toffs to live in palaces.

  6. kerwood says:

    She sounds like a woman who has no idea about what ‘history’ and ‘tradition’ are and who gets her idea about British life from Masterpiece Theatre. A lot of Americans are like that, which always makes me wonder what the American Revolution was all about. Adams and Jefferson would be rolling in their graves if they knew how many of their countrymen are so eager to kiss British asses because they think they’re so ‘classy’.

    • Eliza says:

      I don’t know what you’re talking about… when I hear Russell Brand all I think about is class and tradition. Lmao. Oh, Katy, shush now.

    • Taryn says:

      She’s romanticizing the idea that eating beans and toast and drinking tea makes you part of British high society, it is super tone deaf American and super weird.

      • Nahema says:

        Beans on toast – a known staple growing up on a council estate

      • Metislady says:

        Nahema, beans on toast is not just for council estates. They are also in cafes, many of these independent and quite pricy. It’s normal food for the British. I can’t stand beans myself but many of my friends and family here in the U.K. do and not one of them live on a council estate

  7. Kateeeee says:

    Huh. I always thought he was Australian or a New Zealander. Learn something new every day.

    Katy Perry, go away.

    Sorry for the double post!

    • lucy2 says:

      I did too, for some reason – this headline made me think, wait…isn’t he Australian? I have no idea why that was in my head too. Weird.

    • sammiches says:

      I was coming to comment this exact same thing. WTF did I always think he was Australian??

    • Alyse says:

      Well he spent about 3 years living in NZ for LOTR, and has been really attached to it since… so maybe that’s it? (Plus LOTR being his breakout role)

  8. Kateeeee says:

    Huh. I always thought he was Australian or a New Zealander. Learn something new every day.

    Katy Perry, go away.

  9. Taryn says:

    Hey I get it, I like English guys too but lol, history? Something tells me she’s never met an English guy who was a complete knob. Does she mean the colonialism, racism, or classism that are all still very evident in Englands current society? Sorry Katy, light snacks and cuppas not classify as tradition or history.

  10. AnnaKist says:

    Wow, he looks really different, bearing in mind I have seen nothing of him for ages. What is he up to these days, apart from being her grand’amore? I’ve seen KP interviewed over the years since she first hit the big time. She sounds the same now as she did then. That’s not a compliment. She is in her 30s, but sounds like a 15-year-old; trying to sound sophisticated, clever and funny, but not succeeding. I’m an Anglophile, too, and like Brits as well, and have lots of great British friends. I like Kiwis, too. The guys, not the birds, but then I’ve only ever seen two of those… 🥝

  11. GossipLover says:

    Every time I see her and Orly I can’t help but wonder why her and John Mayer didn’t work out. They seemed absolutely perfectly matched, meanwhile she and Orlando as a couple don’t seem quite “right” to me.

  12. Emily says:

    America is NOT terrible. Pakistan is terrible. North Korea is terrible. Saudi Arabia is terrible. Syria is terrible. Libya is terrible.

    You are beyond privelaged to live here. And yet you whine and b**ch while making an incredible living writing gossip about famous people. Grow up.

    • Kitten says:

      Interesting that you would mention Syria and Libya as examples of terrible countries while ignoring the fact that they are “terrible” at least partially because of the US.

      We intentionally destroyed Libya, you know that right?

      But yeah, the United States has committed innumerable atrocities that have devastated other countries. The US is also pretty awful to a good amount of its own citizens.

      In short, maybe you should take your jingoistic, revisionist bullsh*t and shove it.

      • Emily says:

        You shove it. I wake up knowing how effing lucky I was, through no action of my own, to be born in a western democracy and not be thrown off a GD building because I love another woman.

        I don’t think America is some stupid utopia. I also don’t whine about my exceptional good fortune to not be stoned to death, starved to death, thrown off a building, or married to my uncle. This is for no other reason than I, as a gay woman, was born in the west.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Nah, they didn’t stone us to death or throw us off buildings, they just stood by and watched for decades as a million plus people died horrifically of HIV/AIDS and called it “God’s just punishment” for the sin of homosexuality. Don’t get too comfortably smug about your precious Western democracy. They collapse all the time, and they’ll come for you too after they finish with the immigrants.

    • R. says:

      @Emily: How can you not know your own country’s history? And so ignorant of other cultures/countries? Why are you so aggressive? Also, like America track record on LGBTQIA’s rights have not been stellar at all, but okay.

  13. JanetFerber says:

    I think the nationality she likes best is Hot Guy. No problems there. You go, girl.

  14. Mo says:

    She was raised by Penecostal pastors, she’s allowed to go for British guys to make sure she stays far, far away from the fundies.