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Katy Perry plays down Gaga blasphemy remarks

London: Pop star Katy Perry has hit back at reports she has fallen out with Lady Gaga after blasting her as a blasphemous entertainer on Twitter.

Perry appeared to be commenting on GaGa`s controversial new video Alejandro last week when she tweeted, "Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke."

The promo features GaGa, dressed in a latex nuns` outfit, suggestively swallowing a string of rosary beads. Scenes also show the singer simulating sex with a group of scantily-clad male dancers, Contactmusic reported.

Perry, who is the daughter of church ministers, appeared to be taking aim at her on Twitter shortly after the video was released online.

But now the `California Gurls` singer, who is engaged to comedian Russell Brand, insists she respects GaGa`s point of view, even if she disagrees with her use of religious imagery.

"Lately, I`ve just been seeing some things that are kind of... not something I would do, I guess. Like, you know, when Madonna was on the cross (on her most recent world tour)," Gaga said.

"(People say) I`m a very hypocritical person, `How do you say that and (sing), I Kissed a Girl? Spirituality and sexuality are two separate things. When you decide to put it into the same subject, it gets interesting for some people," she added.

"Everyone knows... I`ve said 100 times on my Twitter: `I`m one of the biggest Lady GaGa and Madonna and Russell Brand fans.` Some people have different view points," she added.

Gaga has defended the Alejandro video since its release, calling it "a celebration and an admiration of gay love".

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