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American Idol Contestant Felt 'Uncomfortable' About Katy Perry's Unwanted Kiss

American Idol Contestant Felt 'Uncomfortable' About Katy Perry's Unwanted Kiss

He kissed a girl…and didn’t like it.

During the series premiere of American Idol, 19-year-old contestant Ben Glaze revealed to the judges that he had never been kissed, so Katy Perry decided to give him a cute little peck on the lips.

During a recent interview with The New York Times, Ben revealed that he wasn’t exactly happy about the smooch.

“I was a tad bit uncomfortable,” Ben shared. “I wanted to save it for my first relationship. I wanted it to be special.”

During his audition, fellow judge Luke Bryan joked around with Ben and referenced Katy‘s hit song “I Kissed a Girl” – that’s when Ben revealed he was holding off for his first kiss.

“I have never been in a relationship and I can’t kiss a girl without being in a relationship.” Katy then called Ben over to the table and, motioning for a kiss.

Ben then said “One on the cheek?” and gave Katy a smooch on the face before she quickly planted one on his mouth.

“Would I have done it if she said, ‘Would you kiss me?’ No, I would have said no,” Ben continues in the interview. “I know a lot of guys would be like, ‘Heck yeah!’ But for me, I was raised in a conservative family and I was uncomfortable immediately. I wanted my first kiss to be special.”

Unfortunately, Ben‘s audition didn’t grant him a ticket Hollywood.

Watch Ben‘s audition below.

Benjamin Glaze Auditions for American Idol

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  • Anna

    What a nightmare. If Katy was a guy there’d be a lot more outrage. Katy needs to stop thinking that everyone wants her just because she’s a celebrity. Reading his interview made me cringe and feel bad for him. Actually I just watched the video and the cringe is real, especially when Katy fist bumps the guy next to her when the contestant asks for water due to the kiss. Poor guy. Have some respect for others. You don’t go around kissing others without their permission.

  • Lori

    thats a nightmare? lmao. my god. everyone gets so butthurt so easily. it was a peck on the lips.

  • Gerry Copenhaver

    What a crock. Did you by chance see his “interview” right after the kiss. He sure wasn’t upset then. Most likely he got a hard time from someone and is trying to save face. He’s just a kid and it was barely a kiss. Lighten up already!

  • laughatliberals

    really,,,,i guess Victimization is only good for women…lets give you a peck lori..and count the seconds before you feel uncomfortable.

  • laughatliberals

    well most are lightened up..but if a man pecked on the lips of a Muslim woman and she felt uncomfortable I bet liberals like you would be decrying insensitivity.

  • Lori

    i think u need to take a deep breath. u sound like a…are u ready?… snowflake!
    if lionel richie gave me a kiss i would welcome it. or luke byran. definitely not u though. ur prob ugly.

  • quartzoup

    What a precious little nerd, watch him stretch the attention out though.

  • Aslı Eren

    If a male judge kissed a female contestant, it would seem as abuse. So why Katy’s case is different? It is also an abuse.. She shouldn’t have done that.

  • Sansa Squad

    what a shock that a show that defends ryan seacrest by keeping him on as their host doesn’t recognize (or maybe just doesn’t care) that an unwanted kiss is wrong/technically sexual assault. absolutely disgusting – ABC should be ashamed.

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  • laughatliberals

    you resort to name calling and I’M the snowflake??….LOL….typical…i notice you didn’t address my point about selective victimization….but that’s ok..i didnt expect much from you anyway

  • soyeahsowhat

    it’s probably like women who get a grope or something and smile afterwards. your real reaction and anger doesn’t kick in right away sometimes. just b/c he’s male doesn’t mean he wanted her to kiss him. it’s basically sexual harassment when someone does that to you. she’s like his boss, right? in a sense. taking advantage of the situation. i think it’s wrong, but that’s me.

  • Ausangel01

    She heard he wanted to save his first kiss but she obviously didn’t care. Roles reversed and the male Judge would be dragged through the mud and the #me too crowd would be out for his head.

  • Sansa Squad

    The “#metoo crowd” probably isn’t watching Idol because of Ryan Seacrest (make no mistake, those of us following the story are happy to drag her through the mud for this, as she deserves) but maybe it’s time everyone else steps up and calls her out instead of leaving it to us all the time… “An unwanted kiss is sexual assault” might be a more effective argument than “Why aren’t men allowed to do this?” if you want to help people understand why it’s wrong.

  • Sansa Squad

    I think people just still fundamentally don’t understand sexual assault and harassment. Consent is the problem here, and people still can’t recognize that assault doesn’t have to be physically “violent” in a traditional sense to be assault. They can identify it when it’s men doing it to women because there are tons of examples and precedence… But this goes unchecked. (The coercion element alone – she’s famous/in a position of power on this show AND they’re on TV – even if he had gone along with it, it’s still wrong because she pressured him. The fact that she took it even a step further is appalling.)

  • Gina

    Katy’s desperate attempt to show off for the cameras & make good TV backfired on her thirsty ass. Pathetic.

  • Some Guido

    Wow lucky guy Is there a line up to get kisses from katy?

  • Some Guido

    Wow lucky guy Is there a line up to get kisses from katy?

  • Some Guido

    Wow lucky guy Is there a line up to get kisses from katy?

  • Reilly

    It’s not the first time she’s over stepped boundaries either. She walked up behind Shawn Mendes at an awards show last year and grabbed his ass. What was worse was the interviewers thought it was hilarious and told him to do it back to her which would never have happened if the sexes were reversed.

  • Charles Le

    Bordering on Assault . I mean who`s this girl think she is ? She has Flirted with almost every male contestant . And who cares if she is single ? The Show is supposed to be about Music and the contestants .. Its not a Dating Site for Desperate Celebrity`s …

  • Charles Le

    Probably get whatever for the right price …. That`s Show Biz …