Katy Perry Kissed a Boy Auditioning for ‘American Idol’ … and He Didn’t Like It

Katy Perry Kissed a Boy Auditioning for ‘American Idol’ … and He Didn’t Like It

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On the season premiere of American Idol, Katy Perry kissed a boy … and he didn’t like it.

“I was a tad bit uncomfortable,” Benjamin Glaze told The New York Times. “I wanted to save it for my first relationship. I wanted it to be special.”

While auditioning for the new season of Idol on ABC, Glaze revealed to the judges that he had never kissed a girl before and was waiting for a relationship. The judges asked him to approach the bench so Perry could give him a smooch, and when he went to kiss her cheek, she quickly turned her head to instead have his lips land on hers.

“Would I have done it if she said, ‘Would you kiss me?’ No, I would have said no,” he said. “I know a lot of guys would be like, ‘Heck yeah!’ But for me, I was raised in a conservative family and I was uncomfortable immediately. I wanted my first kiss to be special.”

But even though he felt uncomfortable with the kiss, the Times reports: “He said he does not feel he was sexually harassed and is grateful to Ms. Perry for tweeting about him.”

“It was a forced sexual act,” one viewer posted in reply to the kiss on Twitter: “Imagine if this was from a male judge. Has @katyperry not taken anything from the #metoo movement?”

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Another wrote, “ shame on you for your take on this! He was there to sing not to get a kiss from someone who has kissed how many lips? His first kiss was supposed to be special! Now it is has been destroyed! needs to keep her body parts to herself!”

Another added: “Everyone is not star struck by status or beauty. How about his conservative beliefs and how he was raised. It counts; we are all not cut from the same cloth and each person’s beliefs and standards should be respected whether agreed or not. Inappropriate.”

Reps did not respond to requests for comment.

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