We reckon Katy Perry’s got a bit of an issue with homosexuality and whether that issue is positive or negative, we’re not yet sure. Touted as being the United States’ answer to Lily Allen, she provoked immense controversy late last year when she dropped the single ‘UR So Gay’ at radio in the US. No one touched it with a barge-pole. Rightly so, given the lyrical content was deemed homophobic, “I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf” etc etc. So Ms Perry got a stern slap on the arse by the media and the record-buying public and has now, following the US lead, launched ‘I Kissed A Girl’ at radio in Australia. It’ll be interesting if radio here follows the lead of the US on this one, given this single is currently enjoying phenomenal chart success, sitting pretty at the No.2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. ‘I Kissed A Girl’ again explores the issue of homosexuality, this time from the singer’s own perspective; “I kissed a girl just to try it/I hope my boyfriend don’t mind it”. But what’s driving this ‘gay’ fascination? Could it be rebellion against her parents who are both pastors? Could it be a desire to get as far away as possible from the squeaky-clean image inherent in her Christian debut album “Katy Hudson” back in 2001? Could it be that she’s been listening to one too many Queen records (she cites them as an influence)? We can’t say, but mark our words, Miss Perry or Hudson or Katheryn, one more politically-incorrect foot wrong from you young lady, and we’ll banish you from the column inches of •auspOp• for the rest of eternity. We watch with interest the next move.