The ‘Harry Potter’ books and movies may be a cultural phenomenon, but that’s not the case for everyone. Katy Perry hasn’t read the ‘Harry Potter’ books, nor has she seen the movies. She wasn’t allowed to read them as a child.
It’s no secret that Katy was raised in a very religious household. Fantasy books like ‘Harry Potter’ were forbidden.
I know Harry Potter, but I’ve never read the books, nor have I seen the movies because growing up, I was not allowed to read the books. Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to have any fantastical, enchanting stuff around me. It’s funny that now I’m doing a little bit of a magic-potion-themed perfume.”
The more I learn about Katy’s past, the more surprised I am that she even became a pop superstar! I’ve heard of this, though: there are religious people out there who think books about magic and such are evil. I’ve also heard of people not dressing up for Halloween for the same reason. Hey, we all have different beliefs, right?
Katy clearly has strayed from that past as an adult, including with her new fragrance. And she said she isn’t completely opposed to the idea of people having magical powers, as long as people follow certain, um, guidelines.
Well, only use your powers for good. But I think there would be a lot more acceptance, compassion, and empathy if I could [practice magic]. Because the world is going through a lot of stuff right now.”
I can agree with that “guideline”!
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