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‘m not a mom, but today as I was spending time with my beloved niece and nephew, something happened that really concerned me. We watched a movie that someone had recommended for all of us – my niece, nephew, my mom and me to watch. (My sister and her husband were out running errands, but she had said it was OK). It was Katy Perry’s documentary, Part of Me, a sort of “day in the life” of Katy Perry during her world tour.

This may be hard to believe, but I had never really paid any attention to Katy Perry before, so I knew very little about her as a person or her music. I almost never listen to that type of music… it just doesn’t interest me. So this movie wasn’t what I wanted to watch, and I actually had a bad feeling about it from the start. My 8 year old niece, on the other hand, likes Katy Perry a lot, so she was excited to see this movie.

kp5About 20 minutes or so into it I began to realize that, just as I suspected, this was a bad idea. During a couple of the performances, I actually cringed and wanted to cover my niece’s ears. (Thankfully, my 4 year old nephew slept through most of it.) But the movie wasn’t as bad as what I discovered afterwards. Holy Moley! It only took a little bit of research to find that almost all of her songs are totally inappropriate for kids.

At the risk of sounding like a grandma or something, I’m actually appalled that so many little girls are idolizing Katy Perry, and wanting to be just like her. Yes, obviously I’m a few years late on this one, but this is truly disturbing to me. I shouldn’t be surprised though. It’s not like KP is the only pop star that kids look up to. I guess it was just never an issue for me, because I don’t have kids. But I have a niece who is getting to that age where she wants to hear “fun” pop music on the radio, or look at YouTube videos of her favorite singers (Her favorite is Selena Gomez, but she also likes KP and Lady Gaga) so, I care… that’s all.

For anyone who doesn’t understand what I’m talking about, let’s look at some of the lyrics, that very young fans – girls as young as 6 or 7 – are listening to and singing along to, while admiring KP and wanting to be just like her.

From Peacock:

I want to see your peacock cock cock I wanna see your peacock cock cock…. come on baby let me see what you’re hiding underneath”

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From California Gurls:

“We freak in my jeep…So hot, we’ll melt your popsicle”

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From Teenage Dream:

“Let’s go all the way tonight, no regrets, just love… We drove to Cali and got drunk on the beach, got a motel and built a fort….I’m a get your heart racing in my skin-tight jeans, be your teenage dream tonight, let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans, be your teenage dream tonight”

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In E.T she sings about sex with an alien.These lyrics are disturbing:

“Take me, ta-ta-take me, Wanna be a victim, Ready for abduction”

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And of course, her most famous song, “I kissed a girl

“I kissed a girl and I liked it, the taste of her cherry chapstick…”

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Her song Last Friday Night is basically a glorification of hedonism, stupidity, and some lawbreaking thrown in for good measure… (Great message for your tween, right?)

“There’s a stranger in my bed….I smell like a minibar…DJ’s passed out in the yard….Pictures of last night ended up online, I’m screwed, oh well, it’s a blacked out blur but I’m pretty sure it ruled.
Last Friday night, yeah, we maxed our credit cards, and got kicked out of the bar, so we hit the boulevard….Last Friday night we went streaking in the park skinny dipping in the dark then had a menage a trois…
This Friday night, Do it all again, This Friday night, Do it all again.”

I’m sure there are more songs, but you get the point.

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Of course people are free to listen to whatever they want to listen to… that’s their choice. But do parents realize that their little girls listen to this and love Katy Perry, and that (whether she accepts this or not) she is a role model for these little girls?

I know that people will say, “She’s not a role model, because she has stated she doesn’t want to be a role model.” Yes, we’ve heard that many times before with other celebrities. The reality is, it doesn’t matter whether or not they want to be role models, or whether or not they should be role models, that’s not the point. The point is, they ARE role models. Like it or not, that’s the reality. Especially when the people behind the celebrity are actively marketing her towards young girls, and the young girls are going to her concerts in droves.

In light of the fact that Katy Perry comes from a religious background (her parents are traveling ministers and missionaries) she must realize that this is a horrible message for young girls. Or does she? Is she sincerely unaware of what she’s doing? Many of us were blind in our past, I know I was. Or does she understand that these messages paired with her candyland, bright and shiny childlike theme that appeals to 5 year olds is a sinister combination?

I don’t want to be too hard on her, but when I think about my niece, who I adore and cherish…Well, I don’t take misleading kids lightly. I know my sister feels the same way, but she also didn’t realize just how inappropriate KP’s music is for kids.

And remember Jesus’ very sobering words about leading a child astray:

“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.”
Mark 9:42

All that said, if she is simply lost and sincerely not aware of what she’s doing, then I feel sorry for her… and either way, she definitely needs prayer.

Update: Apparently, for her new album Prism, which I don’t think has been released yet, she is shedding her bubblegum persona and going for something different. Something tells me the message will be the same, whether it’s wrapped in candycane or tiger print.

If you agree with me or not, I’d like to hear your thoughts!

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  • Leigh Brown

    You are DEFINITELY right about her needing prayer. I read an interview a few years back where she jokes about selling her soul to the devil– this makes me believe that she is aware to some extent. But then I remember (like you said) sometimes we’re blind. Growing up “in church” isn’t the same as making a conscious decision to serve and follow Christ. Some people are able to take the word of their parents and not stray; but many people (like me) have to have an experience with God in order to get to that point.

    I just wish more parents took time to actually know the song lyrics of the music they allow their kids to listen to. Yes, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17)– but fear, lust, perversion etc come by hearing as well. And those are seeds that are being sown in our children. I find it disturbing that people know all the lyrics to songs but cannot find Colossians in the bible, or even recite verses.

    • Hi Leigh, thanks for your reply, I’m glad that I’m not alone on this! 🙂 Yes, just the other day I saw that interview you mentioned. The selling her soul comment was interesting. Made me wonder if she was joking about what christians would say… or if she just meant she “sold out” in general, to get money. Either way it’s bad, but let’s hope that through the prayers of many she will ultimately come back to her faith… or come to Christ for the first time.

      And I agree with all the other things you said. Thank you for your wise words! Blessings!

    • jennyVT

      Leigh, I watched the interview where she says she ” sold her soul” to the devil. I do not think it was a joke. If you go to you tube you will see where many Pop stars admitted selling their soul for fame. In the same interview she talks about beginning her music career and wanting to be another Amy Grant. When that didn’t happen she sold her soul. Within the past year other Pop stars have songs about Demons, and selling their souls. If you check out you tube you will see many of these stars speaking in their own words how they DID sell their soul. Beyoncé and Jay Z. Beyoncé speaks of the demon inside of her taking control of her when she performs. Beyoncé has named her demon. Once you hear these people in their own words speak of this it is difficult not to believe this is true. Bob Dylan admits this too !!

      • Blazer0111

        If you think they’re being literal, I’d have to say you’re wrong. I take it more as they sold out…went against everything they believe for fame and fortune. Like Katy Perry selling sex to 7 yr old girls. She could be totally against the idea of it, but the cost of her enormous fame and fortune is that she will do it anyway….and whatever else it takes to be #1.

  • Tiredmamma

    How about….DON’T LET YOU CHILDREN LISTEN TO HER IF YOU DON’T FEEL IT’S APPROPRITE! Nobody is making you. Anyways, most of the lyrics will go right over their heads. Not advocating for her or anything.

    • I agree with you. I know that no one is forcing her on us. I was just sharing my amazement at how someone with such blatantly inappropriate lyrics is so popular with little girls! If their moms are aware of her songs & performances and don’t mind if their kids watch it, then that’s their choice. Not my call! But I did want to share my thoughts because there might be some moms out there who are unaware of the lyrics, and haven’t had the time to think about whether or not their kids should idolize her.

      Thanks for your post!

    • Marshall Jobe

      Not a very good attitude. You missed the point. She is influencing children posing naked in her videos.

  • manda

    I actually don’t agree that she is a role model even though she doesn’t want to be one. her songs are not marketed to 8 year olds. She is an adult pop star. It’s the parents choice what their kids are exposed to. She is living out her dream not anyone else’s. They don’t have to apart of it. At least she is up front about her choices and life and doesn’t push it on others. Selena Gomez was a disney star and relates more to kids than katy perry and if you haven’t seen her perfom, well!!!!!!

    • I don’t want to be misunderstood here. Let me try to be more clear. I am not saying that pop stars (or athletes, or any celebrities) are obligated to be role models. Of course not, they are free to live their own lives, the way they choose. And in a perfect world, people would know that we should not look up to celebrities, because they are just as flawed as any Joe Schmo down the street. So they should not be considered role models. But the reality is, whether we – or they – like it or not, they ARE role models, to their fans or the young people who look up to them. So, I’m not saying that is the way it should be – I am saying that’s just the way it is.

      And since that IS the way it is, in my opinion any pop star or celebrity who cares about the message they’re sending out would not promote things like getting trashed, promiscuity, being irresponsible, etc, etc.

      Also, you mentioned that her songs are not marketed to 8 year olds. Well, if you look at her concerts, you will see themes that are very child-like – big stuffed animals on stage, candy-land theme, etc. Just look at that photo that was posted above – with the purple kitty, and her pink tutu outfit, etc. Do you disagree that those visuals are child-like? Whether they are intentionally marketing to 8 year olds, I don’t know. But the style in many of her concerts, or videos is one that does appeal to kids… why do you think she is so popular with young kids? They must like her for a reason, right?

      And since they do like her, do you think lyrics like: “There’s a stranger in my bed….I smell like a minibar…DJ’s passed out in the yard….Pictures of last night ended up online, I’m screwed….” are a good message for 8 year olds? Or for anyone, for that matter? haha. Don’t get me wrong though. She is free to be as wild and crazy as she wants. I didn’t post this to criticize her music. My point was simply that parents should probably be aware of what her songs are saying, if their 8 year old is listening to it, and looks up to her. That’s all.

    • Anna

      I agree. I’m nearly fifteen and I listen to her songs. I know what their about but seven and eight year olds aren’t going to understand and will just sing along to the music. Katy is living her dream and has been working up to this position for most of her life. I was watching an interview on YouTube and she says that she sings about how she feels, and that the truth comes out in her songs. If you listen to By the Grace of God on her Prism album, you will understand what I’m talking about. Most of those songs you mentioned were when she was with Russell Brand and she sang about how he made her feel when they were together, that’s why some of them are rude.

    • Marshall Jobe

      She does push her life choices on others when she markets herself to young girls. Hope you can smell what you are shoveling.

  • KarenPage

    I grew up in the last throes of disco, when Donna Summer was moaning about “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls.” In the early 80s, Frankie was telling us to “relax when you want to come.” I had tons and tons of 45s (I’m dating myself a LOT here). I listened to all of those, got some of the references and not others, but I turned out fine. I never did drugs or slept with an entire football team. I have been married to one man. I never did drugs or went into prostitution. And most of all, I never wanted to be Donna Summer or and of the other people I saw; as a child, I just loved the music. It was fun.

    I guess what I’m saying is this: Relax. While we certainly want to do what’s best for our kids, sometimes we can get confused. What *we* see and hear is not necessarily what *they* see and hear. Racy lyrics and salty language aren’t going away anytime soon, and I believe our job is to teach them how to navigate those waters. Learn to swim rather than fear the water. Just my two cents.

  • Shinae

    I don’t know, Katy is an inspiration to so many people. Her music saved my life. I don’t think Katy’s aim is to cater for all ages- because if you try to impress everyone you’ll end up angry and confused. Children are honestly not going to understand the lyrics, and to be honest most children these days are acting like 20 years olds before their 7th birthdays! I guess that’s how our generation is. If you look past her songs like peacock and I kissed a girl and what not, you’ll see that katy has some really inspiring songs like firework, by the grace of god, pearl, roar etc. If you judge someone on their “fun” songs and music videos, you’ll never understand the meanings and feel the emotions behind the lyrics and music that inspire people. This is the music that gave me a second chance at life. If you listen to her lyrics and understand her as a person you’ll love her, her music gave me something to focus on instead of taking my life after 5 years of being victim to bullying

  • Jordyn Edwards

    I know that she sounds like a bad person, but if you are a kid listening to music, you would understand the music and lyrics much better.

    • Are you saying that a 7 year old understands what “show me your pea-cock cock cock” is really about?

      • Deb

        My nine year old was singing “Let me see your pea-cock” loud and non-stop around the house. My only worries is that she was going to be out in public singing it. I told her what it meant because she wanted to know why. I do think she walks a fine line. I did take my daughter to her first concert last night and still feel she walks too fine of a line for that age-group. The lyrics do not just go over her head as it does for others. During one of the songs last night the video looked like a female had her hand under the sheets with a male in the bed.

        • Thanks for sharing your first-hand experience with this. I’m glad that some parents are talking to their kids about these things when they ask questions. My niece is the same age as your daughter, and I gotta say, it must be tough to be a mom, especially with all the stuff out there you have to deal with!

      • Marshall Jobe

        Please forgive me if I sound judgmental, but what is wrong with you people? It is just not right to let your kids listen to someone singing about how they want to see their boyfriends penis. It doesn’t matter if they understand it immediately or not, their friends will very soon let them know what it means. They will go to school tomorrow and find out. Wake up, please. But even if that never happened, you just don’t do it.

    • Marshall Jobe

      Why do people keep apologizing for her. It is just plain sinister to prey on the youth.

  • Rebelporkins

    Parents act like it’s so out of their control or something. I went to catholic school for 12 years of my life. While I am no longer a part of that faith, I am grateful for some of the important morals I was taught. But I am more grateful for the way my parents raised me. I listened to Paul Simon & the Beatles while all the other girls were listening to the Spice Girls. I was actually unaware of the Spice Girls’ existence for a long time. I looked at the girls in my middle school class who hiked their skirts up & visibly wore thongs & I never wanted to be like them. Because my parents encouraged me to have a childhood while I still could. It’s such a shame that I was made fun of for not shaving my legs in the 6th grade, that I felt embarrassed about not wanting a boyfriend at 12. I can only imagine what it’s like now. As much as I dislike Katy Perry, I dislike parents that don’t think they can do anything to prevent their kids from idolizing people like her more. Keeping young kids off of social media sites would be a start.

  • John

    Instead of telling their kids to not listen to her music (which they will do anyway), parents could explain some of the material. In fact, most of her songs are just supposed to be fun, and not to be taken seriously. I find the song Peacock to be hilarious; it can be interpreted as either she wants to see your cock, or she wants to see what makes you unique, or maybe she just really likes peacocks. Regardless, double entendres are funny. I’m so tired of people blaming music, video games, T.V., and movies for “corruptin’ the youngins.” Parents shouldn’t let the media baby sit their kids, and if they do, they need to talk about it, or better yet, experience it with them.

    • Hi John, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree that parents should talk to their kids. I don’t think I ever said that parents should just tell their kids, “Don’t listen to it.” (Because that often backfires and causes kids to want to listen to it even more.) I mainly wrote this just to make parents aware of the lyrics, because I have a feeling that many parents are too busy to look into these things… So for that reason, they might let their very young daughters listen to it, without realizing what the message is. If parents don’t teach their kids, someone else out there will… or society will. And you might disagree with me on this, but I think we live in a messed up world, and if I had kids, I wouldn’t want them to adopt the values and ways of this world. I would want to teach them first, and hopefully when they grow up they will make good decisions.

      • John

        I know you didn’t say, “Don’t listen to it,” people in the comments were saying that. I was just kinda mad at them. Anyway, I agree there is a lot of messed up stuff in this world. I’m only 18,and I don’t have any kids, but if I did, I wouldn’t want them picking up some of the things people are doing in our society. It would be ideal to shelter them from it, until they are old enough to talk about it, but I’m not sure if that is possible anymore, or if it ever was possible (I understand parents are probably under a lot of stress). I think its best to talk about the world with kids in a way they can understand. Hopefully, I will figure this stuff out before I’m a dad. As for why an 18 year old guy is commenting on this, I’m a big Katy Perry fan, (I’m not really sure why) and I’m writing a paper on the things that make her controversial. One of my points were her lyrics. Now, I understand that her music is probably not the best for little kids. However, her songs are catchy, and she can be a good role model sometimes. She donates to charity, treats her fans with respect, and some of her songs do have good messages, like Firework and Part of Me. I don’t think you should really be disgusted that little girls want to be like her. They aren’t in love with her lyrics, they are in love with her fun, upbeat music and her attitude; she is always in a good mood and nice to fans. People should understand that she makes some bad choices, but those shouldn’t define her.

        P.S. It is really impressive that you replied to something you posted last year.

        • Well, you sound a lot more wise than I was at your age, haha! And yes, I agree that many young girls are probably not really caring about the lyrics, but are just into the fun, catchy tunes and her personality. However, I do believe that music can affect people on a level that is not immediately apparent. I don’t know if you looked at other parts of this blog, but I’m a born again Christian, so I’m looking at all this from that perspective. So what I believe may be controversial to you, if you are not a Christian… but I sincerely believe that everything we put into our minds has some sort of effect on us, just as the food we eat affects our bodies. If certain lyrics are telling kids that getting drunk and having threesomes is cool, even though a young child might not understand those lyrics, or even be aware of them, I believe that music is powerful and can still affect us in ways we don’t quite understand.

          If that sounds crazy to you, it’s OK, I don’t expect you to agree…but that is what I believe. Anyway, good luck with your paper, and thank you for taking the time to comment!

  • tonya

    She has sold her soul to the devil. Of course she doesn’t care about corrupting our children. This will please satan.

    • I always took her statement as a sort of joking “I sold out to get fame in the music industry” instead of her being completely literal. But either way, her actions – whether intentional or not- serve the enemy of God, because her music leads young people in the wrong direction, promoting sin and debauchery. Well, at least some of her most popular songs. Anyway, thanks for your thoughts!

      • Marshall Jobe

        You are naive.

    • Katykat

      NO u r so crazy

    • Prada VS. H&M

      ur a bitch point. SHE WAS JOCKING SHE HAVE A SONG CALLED BY THE GRACE OF GOD GO SEE LYRICS, SEE HER PERFORMANCE, SHEMAY HAVE PASSED THROUGH BAD THINGS,PUT SHE’S A NEW PERSON

  • Katykat

    Katy Perry is AMAZING she is a little inappropriate but she is my idol

    • How old are you, if you don’t mind me asking?

    • Marshall Jobe

      She is not amazing and should not be idolized. She did a performance on a music awards show surrounded by demons and had even audience members putting on demon horns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMMfgsF6DnU

    • Prada VS. H&M

      like me katycat!

  • Hi Becca! 🙂 Thanks for your comment! Well, I think it’s good that you are praying for KP. I believe that a lot of famous people like her need prayer. I understand about liking stars and then realizing that they don’t have a great message. Sometimes the music is just so catchy, and their personalities are interesting, so it’s easy to like them for those reasons. I don’t have all the answers, but I would recommend that you pray about it, and ask God about listening to that kind of music. Music is powerful, and my view is that some music can be inspired by God, and other music can be inspired by other spiritual forces that are not of God. I’ve actually been working on a video on that very topic (I haven’t finished yet). It’s about how a lot of famous musicians have openly admitted to being influenced by some outside force when writing or performing their music.

    If you look at some of KP’s performances, I believe that there is occult symbolism, that is sometimes very blatant. So even though she may be an interesting and charming girl, just be wise… Pray about it. And I’m sure you already know this, but the scriptures say, “Do not love the world or the things in the world…” meaning society apart from God. (It’s not talking about people, of course we should love people!)

    You sound like a very nice person and I think it’s great that you are seeking advice on this. Blessings to you!!!

  • Dawn Paoletta

    As a mom of a very rebellious 14 year old and as one who does care I want to say in reply to Tiredmamma that sometimes children hear what is inappropriate regardless of whether their mama wanted them to or not. Sometimes it is not that cut and dry. The fact is Katy has turned from the things of God, and has confessed to some exposure to matters of faith. It is sad that she has chosen to impact many for that which is temporal and vain. Also words are powerful, and influence the young, of that there is no doubt. All this “control what your kids see, say and do stuff” mentality is sad, when in reality we are all inundated with messages, images and influences we don’t choose for ourselves or others…walk through a mall, drive down the road , walk down the street. I get frustrated with this mentality. Garbage is everywhere. Literally and figuratively. If I walk down the street and it is spilled, I have to walk in it. And I will wreak of it, despite the fact I try to avoid it, and turn others from it. Anyway, GRACE …there is such a lack of grace in the tone of some adults. Freely we have received…

  • Dawn Paoletta

    Becca,
    It is commendable that you pray for a celebrity as truly it is not easy to stand under the temptation I am sure comes their way…which is sort of obvious. The reason is that there is such a war for their souls is that the potential impact does not go unnoticed by the Prince of the Power of the Air…that being said, I would also encourage you to read, study and meditate on the books of Colossians and Ephesians. But also as one who has stumbled in my Christian life I would be very careful of believing in your “strength” as a Christian, for it is our very weakness that empowers us more fully with God’s strength and power, which is the only way we can stand in our hour of temptation. May you grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, until He returns. In His Grace, Dawn

  • Dacian Romburb

    Katy Perry is an amazing singer and if kids have chosen to listen to her then that’s their choice. I mean, if you don’t want them listening and singing songs like this then get them into something else. Trust me, its not hard to get a child to like something else. I have a younger sister who listens to Katy Perry, Britney Spears and KE$HA but she just doesn’t sing it when her parents are around because they don’t like it. When she did start singing it they just filled her head up with Barbra Streisand. I personally think that kids listening to songs about sex and other stuff like that is helping them to understand the real world. If you think about it, it could help them learn and become more mature. Either way, I LOVE KATY PERRY!

  • Johnny Canucklehead

    I like maybe a couple of Katy Perry songs and enjoy her appearances on talk shows. Anyway, sort of the same thing happened to us. We DVRed that concert movie to check it out and it blew me away how many kids were at her concerts? First of all, kids go to concerts? What parents allow that even accompanying their kids? Hey, I’m from the punk New Wave generation but I wasn’t going to concerts until I was in my late teens. It just never crossed my mind to do that.

    Then apparently today’s parents (and this is coming from someone who has heard it all from the Sex Pistols to whatever and is rarely phased by anything) think it’s OK for kids to listen to songs that mention making love, bitches and who knows what. No prude but this is what parents think is OK for kids to listen tyo because a Betty Boop lookalike sings about that stuff in a cutesy pop voice? Then again Britney Spears started all that ages ago.

    Anyway, not a helicopter parent or hippydipship yoga mat doofus. What do I know about the modern world except what The Jam said back in 1977?

  • Jazmin Reinero

    She is an adult and her songs are marketed to tennagers, young adults and adults.
    If i was a singer i would writte my songs about what i want to sing and I wouldn’t be thinking it is this appropriate for a two years old to listen?
    No one as a singer should have to walk on shells, because of what her song is about.
    If ur sister thinks that is inappropriate she shouldn’t allow her baby to listen to her and end of the deal
    You thought that it wasn’t appropriate too but you kept watching it with ur niece instead of changing it.

  • Ota kun

    Wow… Christians and other religious people can be so senseless… Not to mention judgmental.
    If you don’t like your young children listening to Katy’s songs then don’t let them. No need to go and attack her with your ridiculous ‘beliefs’.

    • Lily

      In a free country, people have the right to express themselves, and since this is my blog, I have the right to express my opinion on her. I am not attacking her, I am commenting on her ACTIONS. You do understand the difference between a person, and their actions, do you not?

      There is nothing “ridiculous” about believing that 7 year olds should not be idolizing someone who promotes debauchery, promiscuity, law-breaking and the occult. It is SANE to believe that kids should not be listening to that kind of crap.

      • Ota kun

        I already clearly stated that if you don’t like your children listening to Katy Perry’s music, then DON’T LET THEM. It’s really that simple.
        However, you in all your ‘freedom of speech’ (which you seem to misunderstand the meaning of- it means that the U.S. government can’t legally censor or punish you for speaking out against them, not that you can say whatever you want and everyone has to respect you. Not to mention that the worldwide-web in not limited to the United States of America…) felt the need to bring up the fact that her parents are traveling ministers and missionaries, as if that were relevant to any level of appropriateness.
        I would much rather my children listen to pop artists like Katy Perry than typical delusional Christian music… But hey, that’s me. Raise yours how you want. They’ll be able to make their own choices one day.

        • Lily

          Yes, and I also clearly stated a number of times – in the post itself, as well as in the replies – that I posted this to INFORM PARENTS who might be too busy to realize what exactly is in her music. I know lots of parents who are simply too busy with day to day life, and are oblivious to the messages that are out there, aimed at children. So, your statement, “if you don’t like your children listening to Katy Perry’s music, then DON’T LET THEM.” completely missed the entire point of the post.

          Secondly, you took my statement about this being a free country far too literally, I was merely saying that I have the right to express myself, I never said that everyone has to respect it.

          You also misunderstood why I mentioned Perry’s parents being ministers and missionaries, but I’m not going to try to explain that to you, I believe I already made that point clearly in the post.

          Also, you seem to not realize that this is a Christian blog, and most of the people who read this blog are Christians. So, if you want your kids to listen to music that glorifies debauchery, lawbreaking, the occult and things like that…. that’s your choice. This post was not aimed at you. It was primarily aimed at CHRISTIAN parents who might not realize what exactly Katy Perry’s music glorifies, and have let their kids listen (and idolize) her. I believe THEY care, even if you don’t.

  • Prada VS. H&M

    lol u need to wake up she’s not dora! have u saw the moment when she cried, all thoose great moment with fans AND KIDS! have u ever heard about Pearl, The one that got away, unconditionaly, international smile, double rainbow, ghost, and by the grace of god! she’s not a kid entertainer, and she do wonderful things for other people so please no one is perfect,and thoose are the only bad lyrics in katy’s song so please go see other stupid and cupid celebriries who takes drugs and other things and stole money without helping anybody (She’s a responsable in unicef) thoose lyrics is for people who think that she is a nickelodeon star all of her songs have very good selfesteem messages like roar and firework, with her songs, her speechs, she let me go out A DEPRESION SO PLEASE STOP HATING!

    • Lily

      I don’t hate her, and like some of the other Katy defenders, you missed the point of this post. It was not to criticize her for no reason. It was just to let Moms know that many of her lyrics are totally inappropriate for YOUNG children…and her fan base includes a lot of very young girls, as young as 7… who look up to her and want to emulate her. I don’t think you understand, some of these stars might seem like great people, and maybe they do have some good qualities… but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t being used to target children, in the wrong direction. There is a spiritual aspect to music, that many people are not aware of… especially if you’re not a Christian who understands that there is a spiritual battle going on in this world. Sometimes things that appear to be good and wonderful actually are not, that is the deception.

  • Jake Perry

    First of all, you are right, but not everywhere. i’m a dad of 2 childrens, a boy who’s now 14, and a girl who’s 9 years old.let me begin with the boy. My son wanted to be different, notlike all the boys, playing sports etc. And he found katy to guide him. he was nine years old. Personnly, i’ve only heard hot n’ cold at that time. he heard this song in the movie alvin and the chipmunks, and he kept searching for it for a week. at that time katy perry released california gurls. My son loved it. i’ve heard it, and heard the lyrics. at the beggining i wanted to stop his facination to katy, then i realized that he didn’t understand any single word of the song, and when he sang it, he used to only thing the beat. so i didn’t stopped him specially cause i realized that a lot of boys and girls where loving other artist, and the bad message in their songs where immidiattly guessed, while katy’s one are hidden in cotton candy and other childish fantasies. When teenage dream was released, it didn’t offended me in anyways (My son Has reached 10 years old at that time), he didn’t liked it that much. when the album was released, i didn’t let him know about it, cause the cover art was a bit not appropriate. then, firework was released. at that time my son began really controlling english, and he loved the message in the song. At that he was bullied in his school, and the song helped him when me and his mom didn’t. My son was 11 when E.T was released. Thanks god he was well raised, cause he didn’t liked the video clip, at that was pretty good, and the lyrics were non of a problem, cause the explicite words wasn’t really easy to understand. At that time he bought the album. He is that kind of children that could be 100% trusted, so we sent him to dubai alone to spend 10 days their with his aunt. He bought the album from their, and he began to be a “KatyCat”. At this time, he assumed himself, and he was proud of himself because of katy’s song, and that helped him, at that time he began to be social, he had lot’s of friend, he stoped to be shy,ALL of that because of her, not because of us. He was 12 when last friday night was released,he was now a teen and he understood all the lyrics, i wasn’t worried,cause sadly i discoverd that his classmate talked abt sexual things, and he told me that, and that he don’t talked to them, Because of Katy! one day, he played the hole album in the car. all the songs were beautiful, pearl was such an inspiring song, the feelings in her voice when she sand the one that got away, who am i living for… But 2 songs stopped me circle the drain, a song that he hates, and peacock a one that he loves. I asked him abt the lyrics, he told me that his friends say that it talks about dicks etc, but he told me that it talks about katy wanting us to show our real selves, even tho now at 14 years old he changed this. After that kay continued releasing songs, very inspiring, part of me, roar, unconditionnally (My favorite love song),then arrived dark horse with it’s illuminati message. we are christians, not very religious, but going to church every week is imp for us. I trust he’s thought, untill she got a tatoo “Jesus” on her hand And got to be a unicef ambasador! Here i didn’t have any single problem, he even opened a twitter fan page for local fans, they meet twice a month, and every time he’s soooooo happy to go! Per exemple, his little sis like taylor swift, my son warned me, cause she have a bad influence on girls, ans she is surnamed “Snake” and “Regina george”. Hope this will change the way u look at her, plus, i watched the film, it’s so heartwarming, and she loves her fans so much, that even when her husband divorced her, she got up, and performed

    • Jake Perry

      oh and i forgot her new song RISE! It’ssuch an empoworing song! Beautiful and sooo inspiring, comparing to the ugly single released by britney spears the same day who talk about sex, and i was so proud when he showed me her tweets dedicating her song to the world and the victims of nice and other terrorism, so ur opinion isn’t really true, and to alll the teens or kids or parents reading this, don’t stop them, but understand their love to katy