VOICE SCOOP: Katy Perry's not celibate

Posted on 23 Jan 2009 at 10:09am

On yesterday’s conference call with Katy Perry [along with about 50 other journalists], I was the one — ME! ME! ME! — who asked about her new-found  “celibate” sexual identity.

Now everyone’s reporting it and not giving me any stinking props.

Here’s the story:

Katy’s not celibate after all
Evangelical-raised popstress was only kidding about abstinance vow.
Rebel Christian backs away from ‘Is gay a sin?’ question

On Thursday afternoon, Dallas Voice spoke with Katy Perry. And by that time, Google News had 85 stories reporting that the recently single pop star had taken a vow of celibacy — this coming after her much-publicized breakup with Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy.

She told TV Guide, “I’ve actually taken a vow of celibacy this year. No kissing anyone. Just my cat, Kitty Purry.”

“That was a joke, by the way,” Perry told Dallas Voice. “Any fine journalist would’ve got the joke and inserted that in the context. I’m not going to be celibate.

“Pul-eeze. Celibacy for a whole year? I’d rather die,” she said.

Perry thinks of herself as a media prankster. However, Perry’s not so nonchalant when it comes to her spirituality.

Last summer, Perry scored a worldwide hit with the ultimate Anne Heche anthem: “I Kissed a Girl. She also had minor success with “Ur So Gay,” the first single from her “One of the Boys” album. Some gays have wondered if her tone about same-sex attraction supports the “gay is a choice” argument.

Before “One of the Boys,” Perry was tagged as a Christian artist who, in 2001, recorded an album under her birth name, Kate Hudson.

It was also recently announced that Perry will headline The Dinah 2009.

So does Perry believe with the Bible — that same-sex love is immoral?

“My dad is from Memphis, so he’s got a Pentecostal flair, and he’s hilarious. I was raised non-denominational Christian, but it was more evangelical, I guess — like a lot of that stuff you see on television,” Perry said.

“I was raised with certain ideas. I can mention what the Bible does say. But as an adult — and in a whole new world, a world that I didn’t even know existed — I definitely have different perspectives. I’m not a poster child for anything perfect or organized or cookie-cutter. I have my own relationship and my own beliefs. And I’m continually on an upward search with all that,” she continued. “I really don’t know the answers, nor do I like to impress them on anybody else.”

PERRY PALOOZA: Katy Perry stops in Dallas for a gig at House of Blues on March 21. Already sold-out.
Perry’s also performs at The Dinah 2009, April 1-5 in
Palm Springs. TheDinah.com

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