Pop star Katy Perry revealed she’s recently been living in Kentucky and the experience has been “amazing.”
Perry, 37, appeared on the May 12 episode of comedian Chelsea Handler’s podcast, “Dear Chelsea,” and spoke about the importance of remembering “Hollywood is not America” — something she has been reminded of in recent weeks while living in the “Bluegrass State.”
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“I’m like, living in Kentucky, and I have for almost a month now. And that’s quite an amazing experience,” Perry said. “Because it reminds you that Hollywood is not America.”
By getting beyond her entertainment bubble, Perry said it was helpful, as a celebrity, to see life outside the box.
“You need to remember that, because I think you can understand people better,” she said. “Yeah, I mean they’re living in a bubble of sorts. We’re living in a bubble. Our bubbles are completely opposite. … It’s interesting.”
Perry’s fiance, actor Orlando Bloom, is currently filming a movie in Kentucky called “Red Right Hand” alongside Andie MacDowell, which is likely why the singer is with him in the state.
The conversation about “bubbles” was undoubtedly notable, considering Perry’s conservative Christian upbringing — something she has abandoned in her adult years.
“You’ve been in different bubbles cause you grew up in a bubble,” Handler said to Perry during the podcast. “You grew up super religious, yeah, and that’s one bubble. Then you came into this industry, that’s another bubble. Right?”
Perry, for her part, called it “an anthropology study of humans.”
As Faithwire recently reported, Perry made headlines in March for mocking an “American Idol” singer’s Christian parents and encouraging him to pen a same-sex song.
“Let me give you a little piece of advice,” Perry said. “Write a song called ‘I Kissed a Boy, and I Liked It’ and let them hear it for the first time on their own on the radio.”
She added, “What Satan music are you going to share with us today?”
the first thing I did when the presidency was called is text and call my family members who do not agree and tell them I love them and am here for them. #FamilyFirst. Call your family today. Happy Sunday. ♥️— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 8, 2020
But Perry has also caught attention for positive calls to unity as well. After the 2020 election, she encouraged people to be kind to loved ones with whom they disagreed.
“The first thing I did when the presidency was called is text and call my family members who do not agree and tell them I love them and am here for them,” she tweeted, adding the hashtag “#FamilyFirst.”
Perry’s call for unity was met with frustration among some, though it seems to jive with her latest comments about Hollywood not being America.
Continue to pray Perry would return to her faith roots.
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