Luke Bryan Says That Katy Perry/Contestant Kiss on "American Idol" Controversy Is Being Blown Out of Proportion

Luke Bryan Says That Katy Perry/Contestant Kiss on “American Idol” Controversy Is Being Blown Out of Proportion

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The “American Idol” reboot is officially back and has already stirred up more than one controversy, but none more interestingly bizarre than the kiss between contestant Benjamin Glaze and judge Katy Perry.

Long story short: Glaze revealed to the judges that he had never kissed a girl, because he had never been in a relationship. Perry invited him to the judges table for a kiss on the cheek, but wasn’t happy with the kiss and then tricked him into another kiss on the lips. 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.”

Viewers of the show have lined up with Glaze and critics have made mention of the Time’s Up movement and Perry’s frequent flirting with male contestants. So, of course, Luke Bryan was asked about it. And of course, his response was typical for Bryan and any kind of controversy.

Bryan told The Morning Show, “It’s unfortunate that stuff like that turns into a story that big. I watched an actual interview where Ben, the kid that was involved, said that he was cool with everything.I gotta back Katy on that. She’s in there working hard and making fun TV.”

 

Later, on Instagram, Glaze said he did not feel sexually harassed, “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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