Multiplatinum-selling recording artist Katy Perry is a huge supporter of President Barack Obama. That much, she has made crystal clear.

Her parents, on the other hand, are Republicans. So when Perry got the opportunity to sing at Obama’s inauguration in 2012, she took a stand on “principle” when her parents asked if they could come see her perform.

The Petty Reason Katy Perry Says She Wouldnt Let Her Parents Come See Her Perform at Obamas Inauguration

Singer Katy Perry waves to the audience before she is appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador at UNICEF headquarters, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

“My parents are Republicans, and I’m not,” the singer told Marie Claire magazine. “They didn’t vote for Obama, but when I was asked to sing at the inauguration, they were like, ‘We can come.’ And I was like, ‘No, you can’t. I love you so much, but that—on principle.’ They understood, but I was like, ‘How dare you?’ in a way.”

Perry says she still has a “great relationship” with her parents, even though they disagree with each other on a number of issues.

“People don’t understand that I have a great relationship with my parents—like, how that can exist,” she said. “There isn’t any judgment. They don’t necessarily agree with everything I do, but I don’t necessarily agree with everything they do. They’re at peace with—they pray for me is what they do. They’re fascinated with the idea that they created someone who has this much attention on her.”

Do you think Katy Perry should have let her parents come see her perform at Obama’s inauguration even though they are “Republicans” who didn’t vote for him?

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