Katy Perry gave an unwanted kiss to American Idol contestant Benjamin Glaze – and he didn’t like it.

In an interview with The New York Times, Glaze described the “uncomfortable” kiss. Before his audition in October Luke Bryan asked him, “Have you kissed a girl and liked it?” Glazed responded, “I have never been in a relationship and I can’t kiss a girl without being in a relationship.” Perry motioned to him saying, “Come here. Come here right now.” He came to table clarifying the kiss was meant to be on her cheek. The 33-year-old Perry, dissatisfied with the kiss wanted another one from at the time 19-year-old.

When he went to give her a second kiss, Perry quickly turned his head and kissed him on his lips. He stumbled backward yelling, “Katy! You didn’t!”

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Glaze was saving his first kiss for his first relationship he said, “I wanted it to be special. Would I have done it if she said, ‘Would you kiss me?’ No, I would have said no.” Glaze knows that some people would have jumped at the chance to kiss Perry but he said that’s not him. “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.”

Glaze, now 20, has had some time to reflect on what happened on the show stating that it has been a “great opportunity” to get his music out. He also came to terms with the kiss, agreeing it wasn’t a real first kiss. “It was lip contact versus a romantic situation with someone you care about. That’s what a real first kiss is,” he said.

Since the episode aired, there has been backlash against Perry for kissing Glaze without consent.


Others didn’t think that Perry did anything wrong.