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Hele heisa rondom ‘American Idol’-zanger die ongevraagd gezoend werd door Katy Perry (video)

“Het voelde ongemakkelijk”, ik wilde mijn eerste kus bewaren voor mijn eerste relatie

AMERICAN IDOL - Coverage. (ABC/Mark Levine) BENJAMIN GLAZE, LIONEL RICHIE, KATY PERRY, LUKE BRYAN

Een American Idol-zanger werd uhum…. aangerand door Katy Perry op TV. Althans, dat is hoe heel veel mensen het zien…

Benjamin Glaze (19), die op Instagram gaat onder de naam “Ben Issac Glaze” ging auditie doen bij American Idols, hij ging helaas niet door maar wel ERvandoor met zijn eerste kus. Hij werd namelijk vol op de bakkes gezoend door Katy Perry (33). Dit gebeurde op een ongemakkelijke manier die hij niet zag aankomen helaas.

Online is er een hele heisa ontstaan waarbij mensen comments plaatsen zoals:

Not cool Katy. If a male judge had done this to you at age 19 today you would recall it with #MeToo. Aside from the hypocrisy, he had just said that he’s waiting for a relationship. Very very poor taste, not from his mouth, but from yours.

Sexual harassment, sexual assault, coercion and using her position of power to achieve it. Way to go Katy Perry. Imagine if Lionel or Luke did that to a teenage girl.


Hij plaatste na het debacle het volgende op Instagram om het één en ander duidelijke te maken. In een aantal interviews en voornamelijk in The New York Times werden zijn woorden namelijk verdraaid.

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.

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