Katy Perry's Father Launches Anti-Semitic Rant

The father of pop star Katy Perry, a preacher at an Ohio church, ranted against Jews during a sermon.

“You know how to make the Jew jealous? Have some money, honey,” Keith Hudson, 63, said during a recent sermon at the Church on the Rise in Westlake.

“You go to L.A. and they own all the Rolex and diamond places. Walk down a part of L.A. where we live and it is so rich it smells,” he said. “You ever smell rich? They are all Jews, hallelujah. Amen.”

Perry’s mother, Mary Hudson, also is a minister at the church.

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