Katy Perry, the American pop star famous for her hit song I Kissed a Girl , called out Opposition Leader Tony Abbott for his views on gay marriage this morning.
Abbott was given the chance to ask Perry a question during a segment on 2DayFM’s morning show. He asked her when she was coming back to tour Australia.
“Oh come on, that’s not a political question, let’s talk about gay marriage,” she said, before explaining she could not vote for him as he does not support it.
“Yeah, well, I love you as a human being but I can’t give you my vote then,” she said, after one of the hosts explained Abbott’s stance.
Katy Perry, a citizen of the United States, wouldn’t be allowed to vote in Australia’s September 7 election … But the comments still caused a stir.
Abbott also suggested that her song Hot and Cold could be his “anthem.”
Here’s the audio:
The coalition says marriage should be between a man and a woman, and opposes changing the Marriage Act.
Labor says it would allow MPs a conscience vote on the issue if it wins the election.
Abbott came under fire yesterday when he told broadcaster John Laws that gay marriage was the “fashion of the moment.”
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.