Katy Perry Kissed Benjamin Glaze American Idol Contestant: Is it a Teenage Dream come true when you get kissed by American Idol judge Katy Perry? No, said contestant Benjamin Glaze, but he added that the act did not amount to $exual harassment. The 20-year-old from Oklahoma, who showed visible discomfort when smooched by the pop superstar, said on an episode broadcast this week that he had never kissed anyone before and wanted to save the experience for a relationship.His remark came after country star Luke Bryan, a fellow judge on the show, phrased as a question one of Katy Perry’s most famous lyrics: “Have you kissed a girl and liked it?”
The Teenage Dream singer beckoned Benjamin Glaze over and invited him for a kiss, which he delivered on her cheek. She followed up by quickly smacking him right on the lips. He voiced shock and stumbled through his song before he was dismissed by the judges. Katy Perry’s forwardness, while in line with the playful behavior of television personalities, triggered an uproar on social media – with some accusing her of sexual harassment amid the #MeToo movement sweeping the United States.
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Speaking to The New York Times, Benjamin Glaze said he was raised in a conservative family and had felt “uncomfortable immediately” as “I wanted my first kiss to be special”.As the story generated growing commentary, Glaze on Wednesday went to Facebook to criticise the media coverage and clarified that he was not complaining about Perry.”I do not think I was sexually harassed by Katy Perry and I am thankful for the judges’ comments and critiques,” he wrote.”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.”