Over the last few years, Hollywood’s Katy Perry has gone on to become controversy’s favourite child. Whether it was her publicised relationship with Orlando Bloom or her rivalry with Taylor Swift or her Australian commercial, Katy has always stayed in news and seems like this time is no different.
The Teenage Dream singer was roped in to judge American Idol last year. In an effort to revive the show, the network announced that the pop star will be the show’s anchor judge. Seems like the network knew of Katy’s quirks and the show has revived! Katy was spotted kissing contestant Benjamin Glaze on the show.
In reference to Katy Perry hit song, I kissed a girl, judge Luke Bryan asked Glaze if he had ever kissed a girl and liked it? Promptly replying to the judges, he said, “I have never been in a relationship and I can’t kiss a girl without being in a relationship.” Impressed with his reaction, Perry went ahead and planted a kiss on his cheek. In a report, Glaze spoke about the kiss a week after the incident was aired on TV. He said, “I was a tad bit uncomfortable. But for me, I was raised in a conservative family and I was uncomfortable immediately. I wanted my first kiss to be special.”
Within no time, the singer was slammed on Twitter for harassment.
Imagine if a 33 year-old male artist tricked a 19 year-old female auditioner into a kiss like Katy Perry just did with that teenage guy. Would we all think it was cute? #AmericanIdol
— Craig M. Tiede (@craigmtd) March 12, 2018
Anyone else watching Idol feel like Katy Perry pressured that poor kid into letting her kiss him on the cheek and violated him by planting one on his lips? Would not have been okay for a male celebrity to do to a young girl. #americanidol #katyperry #mencanbesexuallyharassedtoo
— Heather Campbell (@Niblet81) March 12, 2018
— The Media (@TheMedia_) March 12, 2018
Am I the only one who was seriously uncomfortable about the Katy Perry kiss on #AmericanIdol? It’s super weird and awkward and not asked for . . .
— Nikki Smith (@cmsfamily) March 12, 2018
If a male judge kissed a girl like that, IMAGINE the rioting. Double standard against men. #AmericanIdol
— Beaux (@Laissez_Bear) March 12, 2018
We wonder if Katy will respond to the public outrage.
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