American Idol Contestant Says Katy Perry Did Not Sexually Harass Him

15 March, 2018, 06:22 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • Katy Perry robs ‘American Idol’ contestant of ‘special’ first kiss

When Katy Perry kissed a contestant during the season premiere of American Idol last Sunday, she may have thought she was doing then 19-year-old Benjamin Glaze, who hadn't yet had his first kiss, an innocent favor.

Ben, who did not move on to the next round during his initial audition, went on, "I am not complaining about the kiss I am very honored and thankful to be apart of American Idol the main objective for the show is to find stars and new music artist".

However, Glaze said hes had time to reflect on the moment since his audition, which was filmed in October, and told the NYT that he does not feel he was sexually harassed.

Glaze added that if Perry asked permission beforehand, rather than tricking him, he would have denied her.

Despite the Twitter buzz, Glaze told the Times he has put his feelings about the kiss behind him. "I wanted it to be special.Would I have done it if she said, 'Would you kiss me?' No, I would have said no". I wanted to save [my first kiss] for my first relationship.

Glaze said: "Would I have done it if she said, 'Would you kiss me?' No, I would have said no". The "unwanted kiss" has been receiving some backlash on social media for its predatory nature, while others considered the teenager lucky for kissing the "I Kissed a Girl" singer. He won't be seeing Katy Perry again, but it will be interesting to see if she has anything to say now that she knows that he was uncomfortable with the kiss.

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And, he said, hes still saving his real first kiss for his first relationship.

In the end, Glaze isn't counting the on-screen smooch as his first kiss.

During his audition, fellow judge Luke Bryan joked around with Ben and referenced Katy's hit song "I Kissed a Girl" - that's when Ben revealed he was holding off for his first kiss.

For those who missed it, Glaze entered the audition room where he mentioned that his job as a cashier allowed him to meet "cute girls".

However, Glaze couldn't deny that the exposure from the show benefited his music. After talking with his friends, he's since determined that the kiss from Katy "didn't count".

"Come here", gestured Perry as the other judges (including Lionel Richie) encouraged them. "I was uncomfortable in a sense of how i have never been kissed before and was not expecting it".

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