Katy Perry backtracks on Twitter comments about the Gaga

Posted on 15 June 2010
By Martin Higgins
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Katy Perry has further explained the coded jibe she posted on Twitter in which she allegedly condemned the new video of fellow pop diva Lady Gaga.

Perry had made the comments about the Gaga’s latest work Alejandro which has been criticized in many religious quarters for its blasphemous imagery.

Russel Brand’s superstar girlfriend said on her twitter page, “Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke”

However, Perry has backtracked somewhat by claiming her comments were taken out of context and were not focused exclusively on the controversial Gaga.

Perry said, “What’s funny is that everybody was assuming I was directing it completely towards her, and if I was directing something I would write their ‘@,’ ”

“Lately, I’ve just been seeing some things that are kind of like, I don’t know, in my own personal feelings, a little bit like not something I would do, I guess.”

The pop princess also talked about the difficulty she has faced in her career resolving a religious back ground (both her parents were pastors) with working in an industry where controversial religious statements as artistic expression are quite common. Think Sinead O’Connor tearing up a picture of the Pope and Madonna’s Like a Prayer video.

Perry touched on this subject saying, “You know, when Madonna was on a cross, and sometimes my boyfriend will say things that are a little bit ‘eh’ for me, from where I come from,”

“It’s hard for me to say that, because sometimes I’m a very hypocritical person. Everybody’s like, ‘How do you say that and you kissed a girl?’”

“And I think sometimes, most of the time, you can disagree or agree, spirituality and sexuality are two separate things, and then when you decide to put them into the same subject, it gets interesting for some people.”