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Katy Perry Did NOT Say Everyone Should “Try Praying To Satan,” Despite Fake News

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Katy Perry Praying Satan

By Andrew Shuster |

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Katy Perry never said everyone should “try praying to Satan,” despite a completely absurd report. The claim comes from a website that frequently publishes fake news and conspiracy theories. Gossip Cop can debunk this nonsense.

According to YourNewsWire, the singer publicly voiced her support for the devil at Stella McCartney’s fashion event in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The unreliable blog quotes Perry as having told the crowd, “People who say they’ll ‘try anything once’ are usually full of [expletive]. How do I know this? Because if they tried praying to Satan just once, they’d be doing it every day. Multiple times per day. It’s really that powerful.”

Perry is said to have further advised fans to “add praying to Satan to your bucket list” for the opportunity to experience “Satan’s raw power.” The singer allegedly added, “Praying to Satan tends to rock the foundations of your world and change your perceptions of who you thought you were… The younger you start, the better.”

Here’s what’s true about the website’s story: Perry attended McCartney’s fashion show this week. Here’s what’s false: everything else. Gossip Cop can confirm that the singer never ranted about “praying to Satan” at the high-profile event. Had the singer actually advised a group of people to start worshipping the devil in a public forum, YourNewsWire wouldn’t be the only outlet reporting about it.

Unfortunately, this type of absurdity is nothing new for the disreputable blog. Gossip Cop busted the site last year for making up a story about Perry being a cannibal who attends Hollywood dinner parties where the guests dine on “human meat.” The outlet also has a habit of baselessly contending that various celebrities worship the devil, including Miley Cyrus, Jay Z, Beyonce, Drake and Rihanna, to name a few. This latest article is more bizarre fiction from the repeatedly discredited site.


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