Katy Perry’s Dad Is Sorry, Jews

The Superficial / January 12, 2012

Thanks to latching onto Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s divorce to promote his ministry, Katy’s preacher dad Keith Hudson found himself being recorded making anti-Semitic quips like this little gem:

“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.”

In a statement to the Associated Press yesterday, Katy’s dad has since apologized for the “hurtful and ugly language” he used “irresponsibly,” but the best part comes when the pastor of the church Keith was visiting tries to smooth everything over by claiming it was simply a compliment that accidentally wandered into Hitler-town. We’ve all been there:

Pastor Paul Endrei of the Church on the Rise in Westlake said Wednesday that Perry’s father, the Rev. Keith Hudson, meant to compliment Jewish people’s prosperity when he said having money is what it takes to make Jews jealous. Endrei says the visiting Hudson was blessing businesspeople during the Jan. 5 sermon and “just went too far.”
“Even though this is wrong and it was not a right comment, he wasn’t preaching about Jews, neither was he ranting against Jews,” Endrei said, adding that he received only one complaint from among the roughly 300 people who heard the sermon.

I love how he points out he only received one complaint about what was clearly an anti-Semitic remark insinuating Jews control all the world’s wealth which has never in the history of the world ended badly. But don’t worry, not offending 299 Christians in Ohio makes it all better. “In our defense, most of the congregation agreed that Jews do have all the money, and everybody knows churches are a haven of tolerance and respect. — Can gays get married here? Oh fuck no.”

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