Pop star Katy Perry has been known to don bras made of whipped cream cans, but even she thinks some of her peers need to tone down the “sexy.”

Katy Perry Hits Fellow Female Pop Stars for the Sexy Card

Katy Perry performs at the Washington Convention Center in a concert to celebrate military families, Jan. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)

In a new interview with NPR, the 29-year-old singer said she’s becoming an “inspiration out of default” for kids because “everybody (else is) getting naked.”

“I think when you set out to be an artist, first and foremost – a musician, a rock ‘n’ roller – you don’t come with this kind of, like, hey, I also want to be a role model that, obviously, will let you down because I’m a human being,” Perry told NPR’s Scott Simon. “And a lot of people see me as a role model but I’d like to kind of turn that around and say I appreciate that but I’d like to be seen as an inspiration. Because a role model, I think, will fail you.

She continued, “I mean, I couldn’t tell kids when it’s time for them to try things or do things. I mean, that’s not my role. But, you know, it’s funny. I do see myself becoming this, whatever, inspiration out of default right now, ’cause it’s such a strange world. Like females in pop – everybody’s getting naked. I mean, I’ve been naked before but I don’t feel like I have to always get naked to be noticed. But it’s interesting to see…”

Asked whether she was referring to anyone specifically, Perry declined to name names, saying it just seems like every star now is following the “sexy” blueprint.

While she said she wasn’t judging women who go the “sexy” route, it’s “nice to play other cards” too.

“It’s like, put it away. We know you’ve got it. I got it too. I’ve taken it off for — I’ve taken it out here and there,” she said. “I’m just saying sometimes it’s nice to play that card but also it’s nice to play other cards. And I know I have that sexy card in my deck but I don’t always have to use that card”

Listen to the interview, via NPR:

Perry’s comments come after “Parks and Recreation” TV star Rashida Jones recently tweeted that her fellow celebrities should “stop acting like whores,” remarks that gained particular attention after Miley Cyrus’ eye-popping raunchy performance alongside Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Perry, who got her start as a Christian gospel singer, seemed to dip back into her faith-based roots with her new song, “By the Grace of God,” off her latest album, “Prism.”

(H/T: Huffington Post)