Here's why Katy Perry wasn't allowed to read 'Harry Potter' as a kid
We all know Katy Perry these days is a big fan everything sparkly and supernatural (I mean, look at her video for “Dark Horse“), but that wasn’t always the case. Though she’s clearly living her best magical girl life these days, including selling a perfume called Mad Potion, she wasn’t allowed to join in on one of the most magical movements in the world — none other than J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
As any pop fan knows, Perry was born to two very Christian parents; she even made her start as a Christian singer. But part of her upbringing meant not engaging with anything considered spiritual or supernatural outside of Christian doctrine. As Perry explained to People, “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.” Now, she’s clearly making up for lost time, surrounding herself with fantastical fairy-inspired get-ups and, of course, that HP staple potions.
So, the real question behind this revelation: Has she read them since? And if so, who’s her favorite character? (A safe bet would be Luna.) What are her thoughts on the ethics of love potions and spells? And, has she seen this “Dark Horse” cover featuring Poly-Juicy J? (You’re welcome.)
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