In the latest round of pop culture meets politics, Katy Perry chatted up Australia’s conservative leader of the Liberal Party, Tony Abbott — and had a few things to say about his anti-gay marriage stance.
“Let’s talk about gay marriage!” she said on radio show 2Day FM, inspiring a fit of nervous giggles from Tony, who hopes to be elected Prime Minister during the country’s September elections. In true political style, Tony tried to deflect by teasing Katy, “Now you’re interviewing me!” but the famed LGBTQ ally wasn’t going to let him off that easy.
“Yeah, buddy! That’s right. Love is equal!” she cheered over the phone. Talk about fireworks!
As the radio host Jackie O tried to tone down the awkward, Katy said she’d still love to meet the politician's daughters, both huge fans of the “Teenage Dream” singer, while Tony suggested Katy’s hit song “Hot N Cold” could be “my anthem.”
“I don’t know, I don’t know if that’s the best song we can pick for a politician,” Katy wisely added. The chat ended on a neutral note with Katy announcing she’ll be in Australia later this year where she’d be happy to meet the potential next prime minister if “he’ll let me in.” We’re sure he will if his daughters have anything to say about it.
Listen to the full radio interview below and share your feels in the comments!