Katy Perry didn’t have a childhood!

Katy Perry - Vanity Fair

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In what I can only assume is a big “SCREW YOU!” to her mother for releasing a tell-all book about how she’s apparently a whore who’s going to hell if you’re into that sort of thing, Katy Perry gave an interview to Vanity Fair in which she admits she didn’t really have much of a childhood because of her uber-religious upbringing. Not just “Oh, go to Church and say grace” kind of religious, the “speak in tongues and play with snakes” kind.

“I didn’t have a childhood,” she says, adding that her mother never read her any books except the Bible, and that she wasn’t allowed to say “deviled eggs” or “Dirt Devil.” Perry wasn’t even allowed to listen to secular music and relied on friends to sneak her CDs. “Growing up, seeing Planned Parenthood, it was considered like the abortion clinic,” she tells Robinson. “I was always scared I was going to get bombed when I was there…. I didn’t know it was more than that, that it was for women and their needs. I didn’t have insurance, so I went there and I learned about birth control.”

“I think sometimes when children grow up, their parents grow up,” Perry says of her evangelical-minister parents. “Mine grew up with me. We coexist. I don’t try to change them anymore, and I don’t think they try to change me. We agree to disagree. They’re excited about [my success]. They’re happy that things are going well for their three children and that they’re not on drugs. Or in prison.” Perry’s mother confirms that she is proud of her daughter’s success, telling Robinson, “The Lord told us when I was pregnant with her that she would do this.” SOURCE

Well that was an oddly specific thing God told you. “When you’re daughter grows up, she’s going to be a singer with an okay voice and huge tits that shoot whipped cream out of them. Just a heads up.” And before anyone thinks I hate religion (I’m a catholic here), there’s a difference between telling your kids to turn the other cheek and do unto others as you would have them do unto you (Good religion!), and telling your kid that if they do anything wrong, God won’t love them anymore and throw them into a fire forever (Not so good religion).

Katy Perry - Vanity Fair

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