American Idol Contestant “Uncomfortable” That Katy Perry Kissed Him

American Idol Contestant “Uncomfortable” That Katy Perry Kissed Him 

Posted: 6:14 am Thursday, March 15th, 2018

By MelissaOnK923

If you watched the premiere week of American Idol then you watched quite a few people come and go through those doors while auditioning for the 3 new judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. But one contestant had a different experience than others. One of the American Idol hopefuls had his first kiss stolen by Katy Perry during auditions. He says he’s “uncomfortable” that the pop star decided to catch him off guard. “I know a lot of guys would be like, ‘Heck yeah!’” 19-year-old Benjamin Glaze tells The New York Times. “But for me, I was raised in a conservative family and I was uncomfortable immediately. I wanted my first kiss to be special.” Ahead of his performance of “Levels” by Nick Jonas, Glaze revealed that he’d never been kissed; the “I Kissed a Girl” singer responded by asking for a kiss on the cheek–but surprised him with a smack on the lips. The scene with the kiss was part of Idol’s two-night season opener on ABC earlier this week.

After the news of his uncomfortable-ness got out, he quickly retracted the statement on Instagram with a picture of one of the articles and a long caption that reads “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.”

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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