Talk about hard to please! One would think that if your kid grew up to be a Grammy-nominated, chart-topping pop star, you'd be pretty happy, right? Not in Katy Perry's case. The singer's dad, pastor Keith Perry -- yup, the same guy who called her divorce from Russell Brand a "gift from God" -- apparently refers to his daughter in sermons as a "devil child." Gee thanks, Dad! In fact, it seems as if the preacher has made Katy's career the centerpiece of his, um, "teachings," as he regularly asks congregations to pray for her "healing." Oh, and it gets better! Keith Perry blasts his kid's multi-platinum success with the following overblown bit of self-righteousness: "I was at a concert of Katy’s where there were 20,000. I'm watching this generation and they were going at it. It almost looked like church. I stood there and wept and kept on weeping and weeping. They're loving and worshiping the wrong thing."
Wow, dude. Just ... wow. Has Katy Perry's dad been hanging out with Rihanna's dad or what?!
To refresh your memory, Rihanna's father is the stand-up gent who infamously called his famous daughter "fat" and claims to "love" Chris Brown, the guy who beat his baby girl's face to a pulp. With father figures like these guys, it's no wonder both Katy and Rihanna are both known for their less-than-awesome relationships. Of course, Katy did have that pot & kettle moment not long ago when she reportedly expressed "disapproval" of Chris Brown. Maybe things are starting to click for her, as in, Just because my dad is an asshole doesn't mean I need to date assholes.
Either way, what's up with this trend of mega-successful female singers getting slammed by their fathers? Are they secretly jealous? Or just horrible people?
Do you think both Katy Perry and Rihanna have daddy issues?
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