American Idol 2018: Was Katy Perry's Contestant Kiss Sexual Harassment?

  1. Anyone watching American Idol now that it is back on TV?

    If so, what did you think about this?

    Earlier this week during the American Idol 2018 two-night review, the judging panel joked with a 19-year-old male contestant about having never kissed a girl. Judge Katy Perry invited Benjamin Glaze up to the judging table for what he though would be a kiss on the cheek. As he went in for her cheek, Katy stole a kiss on the lips.

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    A firestorm erupted on Twitter about whether or not the kiss was innocent or sexual harassment.
    American Idol 218: Was Katy Perry’s Contestant Kiss Sexual Harassment? – American Idol Net
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  3. by   toomuchbaloney
    Yes.
    It is inappropriate and the producers should have addressed it immediately.
  4. by   azhiker96
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    Yes.
    It is inappropriate and the producers should have addressed it immediately.
    This could be a sign of the apocalypse, I agree.
  5. by   Farawyn
    Quote from azhiker96
    This could be a sign of the apocalypse, I agree.
    Puhleeze with the snark. This kind of upsets me. My kids are this age. And yes, they have kissed girls.
    Still not right.

    She needs to apologize. He sounds like he will accept it. Then we can allllllll move on.

    BTW, AI has sucked since Simon left.
  6. by   chare
    Quote from Farawyn
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    She needs to apologize. He sounds like he will accept it. Then we can allllllll move on.
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    Yes, she does need to apologize. Especially when you consider that she did this after he stated that he couldn't kiss a girl without being in a relationship. And then after the fact, when he was obviously distressed, he was still expected to perform; something she went on to criticize. Andrea Montgomery, a Canadian producer and radio host labelled Ms. Perry a bully and predator" and suggested that behavior was contrary to the #MeToo movement.

    If she would apologize I'm sure he would accept it, considering that he's already stated that he didn't consider this sexual harassment.
    "I do not think I was sexually harassed by Katy Perry and I am thankful for the judges comments and critiques," said Benjamin Glaze, who revealed during the two-night premiere of the ABC reboot that he had previously never kissed a girl. "I was uncomfortable in a sense of how I have never been kissed before and was not expecting it."
    ‘American Idol' contestant was ‘uncomfortable,' but says Katy Perry's kiss wasn't harassment
  7. by   Davey Do
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  8. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    I didn't see it.
    No, I agree, I mean, yes, I agree, it was wrong; especially after he declared his intentions about staying pure.
    If it was a man doing that to a woman, that'd be called inappropriate sexual behavior, for sure, and it wouldn't stop at that in The Public Court Of Tweet!

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