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‘American Idol’ Contestant Says He Was ‘Uncomfortable’ With Katy Perry Kiss

Ben Isaac Glaze gave an interview yesterday where he revealed he was ‘uncomfortable’ when the pop star gave him his first-ever kiss during his audition.

Uh oh! Katy Perry is in hot water. 20-year-old American Idol contestant Ben Isaac Glaze gave an interview yesterday with the New York Times where he revealed he was “uncomfortable” when the pop star gave him his first-ever kiss during his audition. The incident was shown on Sunday night’s premiere

Perry faced backlash online after the article was published, being accused of sexually harassing him in the wake of the #MeToo movement. However, Glaze later took to Instagram to set the record straight. He says he doesn’t feel she harassed him. But, I mean, technically she did. What do you think?

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Hi everyone, I would like to clear a few things up for anyone who is confused, concerned, or angry. I am not complaining about the kiss from Katy Perry at all, doing a few news reports and being interviewed by many different reporters has caused some major questions. 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. 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 do not think I was sexually harassed by Katy Perry and I am thankful for the judges comments and critiques. I was uncomfortable in a sense of how I have never been kissed before and was not expecting it. 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! Please take into consideration that I don’t believe my views have been appropriately communicated through the media! Thank you to everyone who has followed me in this journey and I hope I answered a few questions. . . . . #americanidol #katyperry #music

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