Love is love, regardless of sexual orientation. As society becomes more accepting of the LGBTQ community and begins to understand the intricacies of sexual identities, these celebrities have come out of the woodwork to admit that they’ve also questioned themselves at times too. They’ve had to explain over and over again that no, their sexuality isn’t a phase, and no, they aren’t attracted to every person in the world— they just have the potential to be attracted to both men and women. People like Mick Jagger and Hugh Hefner were just experimenting, while others have found a connection and are still with their same-sex partners.
When she came onto the scene with her first hit, “I Kissed A Girl,” in 2008, Perry merely explained to the press that she kissed a girl at 19 and that was it. She’s since dated many famous male celebrities and was married to Russell Brand.
But in 2017, Perry spoke at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles and opened up about that time she kissed a girl: “I speak my truths and I paint my fantasies into these little bite size pop songs. For instance, ‘I kissed a girl and I liked it.’ Truth be told, I did more than that.”