Celebrities’ moments are not always appreciated by the fans and the latest victim is Katy Perry, whose kiss has raised all brows across the globe.
Perry, who host the reality TV show American Idol, kissed a male contestant, which sparked controversy across the globe, and has received much backlash from the fans on social platforms.
Benjamin Glaze, 19, an American Idol contestant was kissed by Perry after his performance.
The incident that took place on 14th March has landed Perry into some serious trouble after fans are accusing the singer of sexually assaulting the contestant.
According to reports, Perry kissed Benjanmin without his concern, who was shocked with the entire incident that just happened with him.
Twitterati accused Perry of sexually assaulting Benjamin and raised their voices against the incident, which is making the headlines.
So Katy Perry (age: 33) kissed a 19 year old American idol contestant without his consent, and he looked visibly uncomfortable??? That is not only HARASSMENT, but also absolutely DISGUSTING. Make this news, don’t let gender stereotypes blind you because this is important.
— isabel +169 (@legendsalonga) March 16, 2018
Katy Perry tricking that boy into kissing her was disgusting, and the reaction to it being, “He must be gay for not wanting to kiss her” or “What’s wrong with him? It’s KATY PERRY!” just reinforces the toxic idea that women can’t sexually assault men, which is bullshit.
— Hayley J. Armstrong (@FroPaz444) March 16, 2018
also, while we’re all here: Katy Perry sexually assaulted a dude on national TV last night and nobody cares.
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) March 16, 2018
Katy Perry sexually assaulted an American Idol contestant. She kissed him without his permission. He wanted to save it. Women are just as guilty as men when it comes to assault and harassment. I just watched the video. I saw how taken aback & uncomfortable he was. I’m disgusted.
— ellie hicks (@political_ellie) March 15, 2018
Benjamin, who performed Nick Jonas’s Levels in his auditions, realised that his interviews regarding the entire incident are not actually conveying his side of story and took it on himself to clarify the things and posted a long message on his Instagram account.
Hi everyone, I would like to clear a few things up for anyone who is confused, concerned, or angry. I am not complaining about the kiss from Katy Perry at all, doing a few news reports and being interviewed by many different reporters has caused some major questions. The way certain articles are worded is not done by me, and my true intentions are not accurately represented in every article you read about the situation. I am not complaining about the kiss, I am very honored and thankful to have been apart of American Idol. The main purpose for the show is to find stars and new music artist. I do wish I would have performed better in the moment. I should have picked another song to sing and calmed myself down regardless of the kiss. I should have been able to perform under pressure. I do not think I was sexually harassed by Katy Perry and I am thankful for the judges comments and critiques. I was uncomfortable in a sense of how I have never been kissed before and was not expecting it. My main goal is to reach people through the universal love of music and not cause strife or anger against anyone or about any situation! Please take into consideration that I don’t believe my views have been appropriately communicated through the media! Thank you to everyone who has followed me in this journey and I hope I answered a few questions. . . . . . #americanidol #katyperry #music
The contestant clearly states that he was ‘not’ sexually harassed by Perry and also tells that he was uncomfortable on the part of being kissed unexpectedly as he has never been kissed before in his life and was not expecting it to happen.
According to Benjamin, he has been misquoted by numerous leading dailies and says his main goal is to reach people through the universal love of music and not by causing strife or anger against anyone.
Benjamin Glaze was not approved by Lionel Richie, Perry and Luke Bryan to proceed to the next round of American Idol.