#HimToo: Katy Perry ‘Sexually Assaulted’ This Teenage Boy
Katy Perry kissed a boy and he didn’t like it.
Benjamin Glaze, a 19 year old cashier from Enid, Oklahoma auditioned for American Idol to follow his dreams, and instead got “sexually assaulted” by pop superstar Katy Perry.
In the now-viral moment from the show, Glaze is asked by country artist Luke Bryan if “he’s been kissed by a girl.” The teenager said that he had not, as he has never been in a relationship and was waiting until the right girl came along.
In response, Perry ordered him in front of the judge’s table and asked for a kiss. He attempted to kiss her on the cheek, Perry instead turned her head and kissed him on the lips.
As it turns out, Glaze wasn’t very happy about the kiss. Speaking to the failing New York Times, Glaze stated that he “was a tad bit uncomfortable.” He was planning on saving his first kiss for his first relationship, stating that he “wanted it to be special.”
“Would I have done it if she said, ‘Would you kiss me?’ No, I would have said no,” he said. “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.”
This is the sort of case that if the genders had been reversed would become national news, and result in the vilification of the male who asked a teenage girl to kiss him. So far it appears that both Perry and ABC don’t care, as they haven’t responded for comment.
Edit: A previous version listed Blake Shelton as the country singer judge. Shelton is a judge on another singing show, but not American Idol. The Judge was Luke Bryan, and this has been changed in the article.