Her parents, who are evangelical preachers, never gave up their views about the dangers of pop music and secular culture in general, and it’s always been a point of strain in the family. Now her dad Keith Hudson is preaching that she’s a “devil child” who needs “healing.”
Star Magazine has a story this week with quotes from Katy Perry’s half-sister Jodi Hudson from her father Keith Hudson’s previous marriage.
43-year-old Jodi has kept quiet for the past few years of her sister’s fame, but bristled at a recent video their dad uploaded on YouTube with the message “Don’t close the door on your children.”
She’s upset because she feels he was never a father to her, and abandoned her.
Saucy pop singer Katy Perry (who’s documentary movie Part of Me 3D debuted at number 8 at the box office this weekend) has been very vocal about her strict Christian upbringing. She wasn’t allowed to read any books or listen to any music that wasn’t Christian, and couldn’t even use words her parents considered to be associated with the devil, like “Lucky Charms” (Lucifer) or “Dirt Devil.” Katy even told Vanity Fair last year that she didn’t feel like she’d had a childhood.
In fact, as a teen, she had to rock music in her bag to avoid being “strip searched” by her strict parents.
Katy’s parents Keith and Mary Perry Hudson, who have been traveling evangelist preachers for almost 40 years, are now using their high profile status as a pop star’s parents to ramp up their ministry. What’s their relationship with their daughter? Do they approve of her sexualized pop star career?
Katy’s parents Keith and Mary Perry Hudson (above), who have been traveling evangelist preachers for