Katy Perry Admits Banning Her Republican Parents From Obama Inauguration
Katy Perry and her parents are on good terms — but they’re at odds politically.
The pop star tells Marie Claire that she banned Keith Hudson and Mary Perry Hudson from attending her performance at President Obama’s Inauguration “on principle.”
“People don’t understand that I have a great relationship with my parents — like, how that can exist,” she says, explaining, “There isn’t any judgment. They don’t necessarily agree with everything I do, but I don’t necessarily agree with everything they do.”
She adds, “They’re at peace with — they pray for me is what they do. They’re fascinated with the idea that they created someone who has this much attention on her.”
“My parents are Republicans, and I’m not,” says Perry. “They didn’t vote for Obama, but when I was asked to sing at the Inauguration, they were like, ‘We can come.’ And I was like, ‘No, you can’t. I love you so much, but that — on principle.’ They understood, but I was like, ‘How dare you?’ in a way.”
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