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Katy Perry’s dad denies using her in his sermons to make cash

by Emmy Griffiths Published on 13 November 2013
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Katy Perry kissed a girl and she liked it, but her dad definitely didn’t. It’s no secret that the Roar singer comes from an extremely religious family, with her father Keith Hudson being a travelling preacher. After being accused of using his daughter's fame for personal gain, the pop star's dad has spoken out to deny the rumours, despite having raked in almost $200k last year by including her in his preaching.

Katy Perry’s father has denied using his daughter’s fame to earn him some serious cash, despite earning nearly $200k last year by preaching about her.

It has been widely speculated that the minister-turned-preacher - who has made a habit of shouting “I kissed God and I liked it!” during his sermons - is using Katy for financial gain, especially as their daughter is a constant topic in his and his wife Mary’s sermons and books.

However Keith has denied exploiting his daughter, but agreed that her fame has definitely given him increased popularity.

Speaking to radio host Alex Jones, he said: “My daughter has given us a platform. I just let people know, we don’t use our daughter.”

Huh. Sounds a little bit like using to us. Especially as he and Mary earned nearly $200,000 last year.

Although much of this was used of travel expenses and the couple ended up paying themselves $45,369 in salary, this is almost double the amount they earned from 2010. Coincidence? We think not!

It seems strange that their sermons are benefitting from Katy’s influence, especially since the pair have publicly disagreed with her lifestyle in the past.

Keith has previously said: “I understand the burden of having a daughter or son that is not serving God. When my daughter came out and sang that song I Kissed a Girl and I Liked it I said, ‘my ministry is over.’”

But perhaps Keith has come round as of late, as he recently went a complete 180 and praised her smash hit single, Roar.

“I support my daughter. Honestly I think my daughter’s song [Roar] is a very good song and it’s clean. And it’s not got so much bump and grind and sex and rock n roll. This is a good time. People are just wanting to see more light,” he admitted.

Well, we suppose that’s quite nice. Who wouldn’t support their super famous and influential daughter?!

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by Emmy Griffiths

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