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American Idol Contestant Reveals Truth Behind Katy Perry's Inappropriate Kiss
Katy Perry is currently under fire for kissing 19 year old Benjamin Glaze on the mouth right before his American Idol audition.

Benjamin Glaze recently cleared Judge Katy Perry of harassment after the controversial and unexpected kiss she shared with the American Idol contestant.

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Benjamin Glaze, 19, was kissed by Katy Perry during his audition for American Idol. (Source: Youtube)

The I Kissed A Girl singer has currently been under fire for kissing a 19-year-old on the mouth, right before his audition on American Idol. Viewers and fans have constantly been sharing thoughts via social media on Perry’s inappropriate and unconsented on-air kiss.

On Wednesday night, he shared a statement on his Instagram where he expressed his thoughts on the matter.

He wrote, “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.

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“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 am not complaining about the kiss, I am very honored and thankful to have been apart of ‘American Idol.” (Source: Instagram)

During the two-night premiere of the ABC reboot, Benjamin Glaze revealed that he has never kissed a girl. The show, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, had a panel of judges including Perry, along with Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

Glaze, a cashier from Oklahoma, looked visibly nervous before his audition. When Bryan asked the contestant if he has ever “kissed a girl and liked it”, he revealed that he has never been in a relationship.

He said, “I can’t kiss a girl without being in a relationship.”

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The judges on the panel included Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. (Source: Youtube)

Hearing this, Perry called him over and offered her cheek. With much reluctance, Glaze walked up and eventually kissed her. Perry, however, was unsatisfied and stated, “You didn’t even make the smush sound!” 

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Katy Perry asked Glaze to ‘come here’ and kiss her, and he eventually walked over and kissed her cheek. (Source: Youtube)

After Glaze leaned in again to kiss her on the cheek, she quickly kissed him on the lips, leaving the 19-year-old bedazzled.

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Katy Perry asked for another kiss, and quickly turned her head as Glaze aimed for the cheek. (Source: Youtube)

Glaze later told The New York Times, “I was a tad bit uncomfortable. I wanted to save it for my first relationship. 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 know a lot of guys would have been 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.”

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Glaze fell on the floor in shock and then got up and retreated as Katy Perry celebrated the incident. (Source: Youtube)

Although Glaze was rejected on American Idol, he told the publication that the incident has gotten him to be more attentive towards his music.

He said, “I’m glad she did it because it’s a great opportunity to get my music out.”

However, the online community did not respond well to this incident, and expressed their thoughts on Twitter, in response to both American Idol and Perry herself for openly tweeting about the episode.

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Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Katy Perry

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Katy Perry nor her representatives have made a comment regarding this matter yet.


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