This is the man who is halfway responsible for bringing Katy Perry into this world. His name is Keith Hudson. And for real, he is so lame. He’s so lame that he wears shirts that are unnecessarily tight, just so you can see a hint of man boob. He’s so lame that the only hair he has on his whole head is in the form of little tiny eyebrows and a soul patch. He’s so lame that he makes horrible anti-Semitic remarks as part of his sermon.
Here’s what he had to say during his preachin’ last week at church:
“You know how to make the Jew jealous?” he said at the Church on the Rise, a nondenominational church in Westlake, Ohio. “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.”
But wait, it’s ok! I know it sounds kind of bad, but it’s not like that, it was all just taken out of context!
The Church on the Rise told CNN in a statement on Tuesday that Hudson’s words were taken out of context.
“Keith Hudson was praying for different individuals and groups of people and he asked for business men and women to stand so that he could pray for them to be blessed and prosperous in their business pursuits,” the statement says. “The comment was intended as a compliment, not as a criticism.”
See, now don’t we all feel so much better about it? When Keith Hudson was spouting those tired old stereotypes about Jews, it was intended as a compliment. Get it? Yeah, no one else did either, because Keith had to issue an apology to the Anti-Defamation League:
“I deeply regret the hurtful and ugly language I used in my message in Ohio,” Mr. Hudson wrote. “I used images about Jews rooted in the worst anti-Semitism in the past, images that at times led to the persecution and murder of Jews. I can’t tell you where I picked up phrases and descriptions that became part of my vocabulary. I used them without ever considering what they meant. … I apologize for the hurt that I caused my Jewish friends. With the help of G-d, it will not happen again.”
I’ve done a bit of public speaking in my time, and I’ve always found that a good rule of thumb when giving a speech is to actually know what you’re going to say. I think that when you’re speaking in front of hundreds of people, and a lot of them are actually listening to you, it’s a good idea to consider what you’re saying. Is that crazy?
Really, I think what needs to happen is Katy Perry’s parents need to take a break, and just stop talking. About anything. If they keep going the way they’re going, then it would be most beneficial for everyone if they just stopped talking until they can think about the words that come out of their mouths.