Mean Betty: Katy Perry's Parents Use Her Divorce to Promote Themselves

Parents can be so embarrassing, especially when they use you to make money off your problems, right Katy Perry?.

Mean Betty: Katy Perry’s Parents Use Her Divorce to Promote Themselves

Parents can be so embarrassing, especially when they use you to make money off your problems, right Katy Perry?

-Mean Betty

katy perry and her parents

Mean Betty understands what it’s like to have relatives who are fame hungry. Why just last week Mean Betty had to send a cease and desist letter to her mother, because “Mom,” as she likes to call herself, kept trying to get discounts at the local liquor stores using Mean Betty’s name and reputation. I mean really, of all the nerve!

Katy Perry and her parents have long had a contentious relationship. In an interview with Vanity Fair last May, reported by the Daily Mail, She of the Cupcake Boobs talked about how her upbringing: no books (except the Bible), no TV and only religious music. Katie said of growing up in her strict Christian home, “I was always scared I was going to get bombed when I was there.” She also claimed that she “didn’t have a childhood” and that it took time for her to discover the “outside world.”

Kittens, we know that it’s hard for parents to let their little ones go, especially after they record an album of Christian rock. Said album didn’t take, and Katy embarked on a career of secular music and titillating outfits. After a while, her parents, evangelical ministers Keith and Mary Hudson, came to an accord about Katy’s very different life and her choice of mate. Katy divulged to the Irish Times, “It’s good my family and my parents have finally let go of the leash.”

It sure was good — mom Mary wasn’t really happy at first with Katy dating Russell Brand. Mary once stated to the press (oh there’s nothing like telling the world how you feel in print, for all the world to see, is there?): “… I mean, how many times have your kids disappointed you so profoundly you wanted to get up from the chair and knock them out?”

Meanie’s guessing Katy’s parents followed the “spare the rod and spoil the child” rulebook, right kittens?

katy perry and her father

After the wedding, pappa pastor Keith announced to the world ever–so eloquently, “I could not have wished for a better son-in-law in Russell. He makes my girl so happy. She’s so happy and he makes her light up. They’re going to be just fine.

“You couldn’t see two f***ing happier people.”

Yes, kittens, words actually fail Meanie. She never knew that men of god had a habit of cursing to the press. Perhaps daddy was using that word as a blessing? Or perhaps Keith was thinking of the marketing bonanza that the marriage could bring to him…

And since Katy’s imminent divorce from Russell, they’ve been using Katy’s tragedy as a fab marketing tool for their ministry! Nothing shows parental love more than when they use your fame name for advertising, right kittens?! Keith and Mary Hudson Ministries have emblazoned “Keith Hudson – Father of Katy Perry – LIVE at FaithWorld THIS WEEK!” on their latest youtube video touting their upcoming concerts shows performances prayer services on the road:


And according to CNN, now more than ever, they’re using the fact that they’re Katy Perry’s parents in all of their marketing materials.

If that’s not enough to make you just a tad irritated at Katy’s parents, Keith, in an article on CNN interestingly titled, Katy Perry’s Parents Mum on Divorce, burbled, “What has taken place in my daughter’s life has opened many opportunities to go in and be with guarded and gated people.”

He added, mysteriously, “They like us because we’re cool. We are not threatening.”

Kittens, they just want to make a brand stand. They just want to be the cool kids at school, right? But wait there’s more! Here’s what mommy Mary announced from the pulpit during a church service last Wednesday in Westlake Ohio: “I’m sure that Katy’s trending on the Internet was to get you here to church tonight. I mean all over the world, who knows how God is bringing them in? The most important thing is you are here and God wants to put the fire in you in 2012.”

Really kittens, who knew that God wanted Katy Perry to get divorced so her parents could become famous? Mean Betty’s now wondering if other celebrity divorces are all the work of divine intervention. Does god want all parents of celebrites who are breaking their bonds to become celebs themselves? Will upcoming prenups for celebrities soon have a “divine intervention” clause?

Isn’t it wonderful, kittens, that these pastors have one eye on the lord and the other on ratings? Do they keep a copy of Billboard’s Top 100 close to their Bible?

Katy didn’t take all this familial support lying down. Instead she took to Twitter and announced to all and sundry, “Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me…Not a blog, magazine, ‘close sources,’ or my family.”

katy perry tweet

According to TMZ, Keith Hudson wasn’t allowed to talk about his daughter’s divorce on January 3, but oh how the money making opportunities can change even the strictest of agreements. 

Meanie was wondering if Keith and Mary said, “Whoopsies” to Katy when word leaked that they were going against her wishes. Meanie is also wondering how Katy’s going to handle the other embarrassing things that came up in Keith’s sermon. You see kittens, after chatting about how god had Katy divorce Russell so that they could profit by it, Keith got a little bit more personal. According to The Sun, during that same sermon he went on to say, “You know how to make the Jew jealous? Have some money, honey.”

“You go to LA and they own all the Rolex and diamond places. Walk down a part of LA where we live and it is so rich it smells. You ever smell rich? They are all Jews, hallelujah. Amen.”

What can Mean Betty say about this mess? Too bad you can’t divorce your parents, right Katy?


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