Jan. 10, 2012 at 2:34 PM ET
Over the weekend, Katy Perry tweeted "Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, 'close sources' or my family."
For confused fans who may not know what the singer was talking about, here's a good guess. Perry's dad, Keith Hudson, spoke last week at an Ohio church, and his remarks caused quite a stir.
According to Reuters, Perry's dad, himself an evangelist preacher, said "You know how to make the Jew jealous? Have some money, honey. 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. You ever smell rich? They are all Jews, hallelujah! Amen.”
As you can imagine, the remarks, made at Westlake, Ohio's nondenominational Church on the Rise, did not go unheard.
The Anti-Defamation League released a statement calling the remarks "unabashedly anti-Semitic" and while not attaching any blame to Perry herself, went on to say "it is unfortunate that her good name is now attached to her father’s words."
It's been a busy couple of days for Perry. She pulled out of Wednesday's People's Choice Awards despite being nominated for favorite pop artist and favorite female pop artist.
And the media has been buzzing about a YouTube video from November in which her now-estranged husband Russell Brand jokingly takes off his wedding ring while discussing sororities at the colleges he was planning to tour.