Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Katy Perry Under Fire for Forcing Kiss on Idol Contestant

Katy Perry Under Fire for Forcing Kiss on Idol Contestant

Ben, a conservative then-19-year-old had told the judges he'd been waiting to be in a relationship to have his first kiss, went on to say that he was "not complaining about the kiss from Katy Perry at all", but he'd done some interviews there have been "major questions" that have arisen.

The Oklahoma native had made it clear that he was a kissing virgin by choice during his audition, telling the judges that he was holding out on his first smooch until he was dating someone special.

Given Perry's stature you'd have thought that Glaze would have been a bit more excited.

The "Firework" hitmaker has openly flirted with numerous hopefuls vying for their chance at stardom, and some have said she's being disrespectful, especially in light of the sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood and the "Me too" movement.

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In a recent report on the Inquisitr, Katy Perry was reportedly caught flirting with one of the contestants of American Idol, Trevor Holmes.

Benjamin went on to tell the Times that he's at least grateful that the unscripted kiss got him a little more screen time. She stuck out her cheek for him to give her a kiss on the cheek, and as he moved toward her cheek, the songstress turned her face toward him and kissed him on the lips.

ABC/Mark LevineHe kissed a girl...and he actually didn't like it. Unfortunately, Glaze wanted his first kiss to be with someone he is in a relationship with and wanted it to be special.

"It was a forced sexual act, one viewer repliedto American Idols tweet: Imagine if this was from a male judge".

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Benjamin Glaze, the "American Idol" contestant who kissed Katy Perry, is reflecting on the moment and it isn't exactly positive!

"Would I have done it if she said, 'Would you kiss me?' No, I would have said no".

And, he said, hes still saving his real first kiss for his first relationship. "It was lip contact versus a romantic situation with someone you care about". Now he's saying it upset his first kiss plans.

"I know a lot of guys would be like, 'Heck yeah!'", he said.

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ET has reached out to Perrys reps for comment.

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