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Katy Perry on How Donald Trump’s Election ‘Retriggered’ Her Sexual Liberation

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Katy Perry experienced “a full sexual liberation” after the election of Donald Trump, telling The New York Times it caused her perspective on her sexuality to shift.

“The reality is that I was retriggered on the election,” Perry, 32, said. “I was retriggered by a big male that didn’t see women as equal. And that had been, unfortunately, a common theme in my upbringing.”

Perry, born as Katheryn Hudson, was raised in a strict religious home with her parents working as Pentecostal pastors. She told the newspaper that she and her family were attending group therapy.

“I went to that dark place that I had been avoiding, and I dug out the mold,” she said. “It was not fun, but I did that — I’m still doing that.”

The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer recently spoke to Today‘s Natalie Morales during her weekend-long Witness livestream about her family.

“My parents are great and I love them so much,” she said. “I cry sometimes thinking about how much I love them.”

Yet, she admitted, “They don’t agree with some of the things I do and they do wish that I could do other things.”

During the interview, Perry also revealed that she had not had an alcoholic drink since January.