Katy Perry reveals she was suspended from school for pretending a tree was Tom Cruise and HUMPING it – Daily Mail

Katy Perry reveals she was suspended from school for pretending a tree was Tom Cruise and HUMPING it as she shares a host of throwback snapshots

Katy Perry has revealed she was suspended from school at the age of 12, after performing ‘sexual thrusts’ against a tree while pretending it was Tom Cruise.

The Dark Horse singer, 34, took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday night to share memories of her days as a student at California‘s Santa Barbara Christian School — as well as have her mother, Mary Hudson, read out the suspension notice.

As well as her ‘inappropriate’ interaction with a tree on school’s grounds, the star — then known by her birth name, Katheryn Hudson — drew ire from her teachers for wearing crop tops, playing Spin the Bottle and doing the Macarena dance.

Bark in the day: Katy Perry has revealed she was suspended from school, after performing 'sexual thrusts' against a tree that she had imagined to be Tom Cruise. Pictured in December

Bark in the day: Katy Perry has revealed she was suspended from school, after performing ‘sexual thrusts’ against a tree that she had imagined to be Tom Cruise. Pictured in December

The letter, dated November 14, 1996, provided a detailed explanation as to why the budding star would be temporarily excluded from her school for three days, while also revealing that she used such ‘inappropriate language’ as ‘oh my God’.

The notice began: ‘At the 2:00pm recess, Katy and four other students were in an “off-limits” area (behind the backboards) practicing a skit. Katy pretended that a tree was Tom Cruise and began making sexual motions (“pelvic thrusts”) to the tree.

‘When Katy met with [her teachers] she was asked to describe or demonstrate what she had been seen doing in the playground in front of some other students. Katy chose to describe it. Her words were “it was inappropriate” and “like making out.”‘

Posts: The singer made the revelation as she shared throwback shots on Instagram on Sunday

Posts: The singer made the revelation as she shared throwback shots on Instagram on Sunday

The report: The star also uploaded a snapshot of the note, from Santa Barbara Christian School

The report: The star also uploaded a snapshot of the note, from Santa Barbara Christian School

Branching out: Tom Cruise in his hit 1996 movie Jerry Maguire, which was released around the time that the Hollywood actor, now aged 56, would have caught the budding star's eye

Branching out: Tom Cruise in his hit 1996 movie Jerry Maguire, which was released around the time that the Hollywood actor, now aged 56, would have caught the budding star’s eye

The notice then gave an overview of previous misbehaviour that had caught the attention of school officials, leading to the ultimate decision to exclude her.

‘This suspension comes after several incidents and a clear warning in a previous conference,’ the notice continued.

‘On October 17, she was called into my office to discuss her use of inappropriate language (“p**sed off” and called 3rd graders “brats”) and using the Lord’s name in vain (saying, “oh my God”).

‘She has also admitted being previously involved in playing “Spin the Bottle” and “Truth or Dare” which resulted in students kissing on the cheek. She was told then that any more inappropriate behavior would result in a suspension. 

Memories: After sharing a shot of her suspension notice, Katy uploaded video footage of her mother, Mary Hudson, reading out the letter from 1996

Memories: After sharing a shot of her suspension notice, Katy uploaded video footage of her mother, Mary Hudson, reading out the letter from 1996

Cringe: The pop superstar's mother cringed as she got to certain parts of the extensive note

Cringe: The pop superstar’s mother cringed as she got to certain parts of the extensive note

Season to be jolly: The stream of snaps included Katy with a large collection of Christmas gifts

Season to be jolly: The stream of snaps included Katy with a large collection of Christmas gifts

‘Katy was seen by 2 teachers recently outside their classrooms during the Macarena dance in which she made body motions with sexual overtones (described by one teacher as being “like an exotic dancer”).

‘Katy has been cited twice for wearing “crop tops” with her bare midriff showing. Mrs. Hudson has assured me that these won’t be worn again.’

After posting a shot of the letter on her Instagram Stories, she also shared a video of her mother — who, along with Katy’s father Maurice Hudson, served as a Pentecostal pastor — reading the notice aloud as she cringed. 

In Vogue‘s May 2017 issue, the star opened up about her experience of going to a variety of Christian schools while she was growing up.

Before the fame: She also uploaded headshots and merchandise from her early days of pursuing a career in the entertainment world

Before the fame: She also uploaded headshots and merchandise from her early days of pursuing a career in the entertainment world

‘The schools were really makeshift,’ she recalled. ‘Education was not the first priority. My education started in my 20s, and there is so much to learn still.’

Katy, who is in a relationship with Orlando Bloom, told how she was not ‘allowed to interact with gay people’, adding: ‘There is some generational racism.

‘But I came out of the womb asking questions, curious from day one, and I am really grateful for that: My curiosity has led me here. Anything I don’t understand, I will just ask questions about.’

In August of that year, Katy spoke about her participation in Spin the Bottle games as a precocious youngster, and how it led to her first ever French kiss.

Stardom: Katy would go on to be one of the world's biggest pop stars. Pictured in June 2012

Stardom: Katy would go on to be one of the world’s biggest pop stars. Pictured in June 2012

Me and my beau: She has been in a relationship with Orlando Bloom for three years. Pictured together in the early stages of their romance back in January 2016

Me and my beau: She has been in a relationship with Orlando Bloom for three years. Pictured together in the early stages of their romance back in January 2016

She told W magazine: ‘My first French kiss was in sixth grade in Big Bear, California. I was hanging out with this girl from church who had a bit of a reputation. She had a coed party, and I was not allowed to go to a coed party until eighth grade.

‘But I went anyway. At the party, we played spin the bottle. It got to be my turn, and I spun the bottle, and, all of a sudden, I felt like there was a wet fish in my mouth.

‘That was my first kiss. When you’re in sixth grade, there’s no art to French kissing. There’s no cadence, no beautiful up and down, no waves. Instead, it just feels like your mouth is getting invaded by a slug.’

Proud papa: In her trip down memory lane, Katy uploaded clips of her father, Maurice Hudson

Proud papa: In her trip down memory lane, Katy uploaded clips of her father, Maurice Hudson

Replica: He unveiled a signed model replica of the car from hit '80s movie Back To The Future

Replica: He unveiled a signed model replica of the car from hit ’80s movie Back To The Future

Memorabilia: Katy questioned her father about his large collection of memorabilia in the clips

Memorabilia: Katy questioned her father about his large collection of memorabilia in the clips