Benjamin Glaze Katy Perry

A teenage American Idol contestant is considering suing singer Katy Perry for unwanted sexual advances during a recent audition. Benjamin Glaze, 19, says Perry kissed him after he told her he was saving the experience for his "first special relationship" with a girl.

Glaze described his discomfort in an interview with the NY Times after his audition on the show. He said he was saving himself for his first special relationship, but it was snatched away from him when Perry kissed him quickly without warning.

When the American Idol judges asked if he had ever kissed a girl, Glaze said “No, I've never been in a relationship. I can’t kiss a girl without being in a relationship."

That's when AI judge Perry stood up and ordered Glaze to walk over to the judges' table. “Come here, bud. Come here, come here right now! Come here right now! Come here,” Perry told Glaze before kissing him quickly on the lips without warning.

She then threw her arms up as if she'd just scored a touchdown, as Glaze fell to the floor in embarrassment. Perry high-fived her fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie as they cheered her on.

Glaze compared the uncomfortable moment to the sexual harassment accusations leveled by women in the #MeToo movement.

“I was a tad bit uncomfortable,” Glaze told the New York Times. “I wanted to save it for my first relationship. 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 continued. “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.”

ABC used footage of the kiss to promote the show in commercials and videos.

The network tweeted: "This journey has just begun, Benjamin. A kiss for good luck from @katyperry and you’re on your way."

 

  • morenYAHdelsur

    ????? Ok, was it THAT bad sir? You sure you like women? LOL jk

  • SumthinSweeter

    lmaoooooooo.... Katy u lil horn dog.

  • You Could Never

    IDGAF about this show since they robbed Adam Lambert from winning Da Idol. I did root for Scotty McCreery since he is from my exact town. Garner NC stand UP. Last time I gave and iota of a fukk and wish I can convince my mama and nem to stop watching it.

    Next.

  • SpiceGirl

    a kiss on the cheek? wow........

  • stevetheque

    Punk!

  • Vonn

    If Beetlejuice stole a kiss from me, I would sue too. He is traumatized.

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    Damn ok he just a sore loser.... Move it along you going to die a virgin.

  • free

    LOLOLOLOL i thought it was funny but i'm probably being hypocritical. i wouldn't have wanted to kiss either one of the men.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I need to find my come up. What can I do to sue someone/business for money?

  • Soda

    I just read that he didn't feel sexually harassed. Must be a Bizarro World news day.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Nothing wrong with having standards. Something that most men lack these days. They'll hop on any and e'erythang just because they have a cute face and fat a**. Let the man be. lol

  • Ni Ni

    She shouldn't have done it. Plus, some guys dont like girls.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Well, he's not going any further on the show. He's going to be voted off -- betcha. But it's amazing what people will sue for.

  • iWasteTime

    She shouldn't have done it, also he should have stayed his ground and not went over there.

  • TMW

    I was about to say the same thing. Where in that article could the conclusion be drawn or even inferred that he plans to sue? He said it has made people more interested in his music. Reaching...WOW

  • TMW

    He didn't even make it through the audition process

  • Diva_woman

    I know ABC is regretting that 25 million dollar deal they gave her.

  • datATLboi

    NEXT......what is he bitchin about....it's Katy Perry.....he should be paying her

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    As he should....and what's funny i told my god mother when we watched it...it was harassment.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Insane.

  • xenaD

    Ew. I would t want to kiss her... u don’t know where these mfs mouths have been! I’m sure she sucked a few dz for something lol or ate a few pz
    The industry is disgusting af
    ??
    Cause she is mediocre at best lol

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I can't stannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd Katy peter pan looking ass Perry on this show...She's jerky and narcissistic. Her regard to Lionel is rude and disrespectful. It's Nikki and Mariah all over again

  • xenaD

    Baby lock dem doors and turn dem lights down loooo lol

  • TheOwley

    Women that have this done to them are now screaming sexual assault / harassment. It's turned into a double edge sword. Keep your hands and your tongue to yourselves. Furthermore, he values himself so considering where her demonic mouth has been and he is not sexually active, I'd sue too. Why is this OK? It matters not who the kisser might be.

  • Yoni7

    Nobody cares about them or AmeriKKKan I-DULL.
    #theycheatedlaporsha

  • Soda

    I stopped watching AI after the second season. It, like Shark Tank and every other show with a celebrity panel, winds up making the judges the focus instead of it being the constestants.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Katy is doing the most for publicity now ... ABC need to stop payment on that check ASAP...Instead of transitioning herself from this bubblegum persona she went the good girl gone bad route that no one takes seriously...Now ole girl can sing for real but girl you was 30 on that Super Bowl stage with dancing unicorns, teddy bears and a damn rainbow smh...her persona never changed thats why she is struggling musicwise...she should have take the Taylor Swift route...slow and steady transition of music....

  • HalleMerry

    They interview you EXTENSIVELY before you meet the judges.You have to audition for 3-4 other groups to make it to the judges table.They KNEW he had never kissed a girl and produced this segment just for ratings.Shame on them! They knew he couldn't sing well.They deserve to be sued.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Like my granny wouldve said..oh he one of them lil punks ??

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    WOW!! I mean hes 19 no 9 but i guess if the rolls were reversed and Katy was a man it would have played out differently.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Chi He prob like lil boys..thats all that's about..

  • MsPam

    It’s been on John Mayer and God knows his tongue has been in the gutters! ??

  • jayhawkpride

    This kiss is nothing compared to what is waiting for you if you make it into the industry!!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    RIght! I've heard a 19 year old boy say hes never kissed a woman. SMH like GTFOH conservative upbringing or not.

  • SweetTEE

    Yep... in this day & time. Otherwise he wouldnt be too upset. She needs to keep her mouth all folks though. I personally wouldn't want a strangers mouth on me

  • Rayne

    He was there for it. I saw that episode and it was boring lol

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Good! These celebrity hos wanna scream and cry about sexual harassment that the majority of them were willing participants for as if they are gods gift to men. Idc who you are, man or woman, coins or no coins don't do ish like this. Disgusting! I'm sick of women with their double standards.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    ??? Thank You! I hate that dudes get called punks or bitches cuz they don't want ish like this happening to them. It's their right just as it is for a woman. Just because some ppl are ok with something like this doesn't mean everyone is.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Hopefully she gets fired from American Idol too. Do to her what was done to these men. Funny part is the men were fired based on accusations her mess is on tape.

  • Shira Harding-James

    I watched this segment and he looked flattered. I was grossed out....no one knows where your lips have been Katy

  • Shira Harding-James

    I never thought of her as bubble gum lol

  • Junkanoo

    Thats a ridiculous amount of money pure madness

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I didn't see it but I heard in the last second she turned her head and caught him on the lips...?

  • Soon2BWife

    Welp, she is an idiot for that.

  • Junkanoo

    Her vile lips have sucked John Meyer off gross sue the bitch and l hope he wins

  • ?Royalty?

    Katy, what were you thinking? ??????

  • Wreckognize Game

    Well we saw this coming by the way the story was written. He was objectified. The metoo movement is real. I guess American Idol will be over her and not have to pay that $25 mill salary.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    That kid will grow up gay.... If I had the opportunity to Kiss August Aslina, I'm taking it lol... Virgin or not lol

  • NuBLOSSOM

    That was a very narcissistic thing for her to do. And people will laugh and crack jokes the same way they do when these female teachers have sex with their male students. But let the roles been reversed, all hell would’ve broken loose and she’d be out of a job before the end of the episode.
    These celebrities are so full of themselves, she probably actually thought he’d be flattered and honored to have her suspect lips touch his face.

  • KarmaBackAround

    I agree..but a teenage boy..u would think he'd be ecstatic lmao but he swerved her tho..cuz he like boys ??

  • NuBLOSSOM

    Right!??
    Believe it or not, some young men are able to control themselves and highly value their morals. It is rare for a 19 year-old boy to have never had that experience but it happens and it’s well within his right to save himself.

  • Anunnaki

    Now that child may have hair growing out his teeth....i dont let folks kiss me

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Hes going to get so much more action now. When people save themselves they end up getting mad that they waited so long so why not get tht part over and live your life .. It was all in fun and it should have been taken that way but he really cant sing on the level the show needs but at least his video went viral maybe he can get some singing help out of it but he dont need to sue !!!

  • Being bad is way more fun

    He looks like hes already gay and most men that "save" themselves" do that because they are into men but they cant come to terms with it so they use religion or some other nonsense to hide the feelings.

  • Berry Melon
  • Berry Melon

    Suing for being kissed? That's a new one. I guess in his case - he kissed a girl and didn't like it. But then again if it was the other way around it would be serious, so when I see people in the comments dragging the man, I think - imagine if the shoe was on the other foot? Imagine if a 33 year old "man" made out with a 19 year old girl? What'd people say then?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAp9BKosZXs

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Seems she's been very annoying, so far.

  • JENNYJONES1

    I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING WHEN I COULD ONLY WATCH JUST HALF OD THE 2ND EPISODE. BOOOOORING!!! AND NOW THIS ISH. KATY IS GOING TO BE A HUGE MONEY PIT FOR AMERICAN IDOL BETWEEN HER SALARY, LOW RATINGS AND NOW THIS ISH ESP IF HE SUES LIKE I WOULD..........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    EVERYONE ESP KATY AND PEOPLE ON THE SHOW WOULD HAVE THOUGHT HE WAS WRONG HAD HE SMUSHED OR SOCKED HER IN THE FACE BY PURE NATURAL REACTION LIKE I WOULD HAVE..BEY-0TCH PLS COULD NOT HAVE BEEN ME. SHE ACTED LIKE HE GOT SOME BIG PRIZE B/C SHE KISSED HIM. SMH!!! EWWWW!!!.......JENNY JONES!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    That was supercute of her!! He just got mad because he was cut. He should use that kiss for promotion instead of making it into something negative.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He's either one of those holy rollers or he's gay.

  • teather

    That's exactly what this moment is. We all know who he is now, right? I don't even watch and know this happened.

  • teather

    AND, if this were the opposite and a man kissed a teen girl, we'd be up in arms. So, Katy nor any other woman, does not get a pass here. She should not have kissed that boy on the lips, what about diseases and germs??? Ick her mouth has been where exactly? He should be disgusted.

  • angrysolo

    hail, gone head and shout me too! let him sue, maybe then this mess will be through.

  • Blak

    I hope he sues her ass off and she disappears for good

  • Patricia

    trifling

  • Faux Gibbler

    If this wasn't a man everyone would be up in arms.
    I do think this is petty tho.

  • Peace

    yup sue her baby. She just wanted to violate him. HE has the right and choice to decide when he haves his 1st kiss. This is why there is a #me too movement anyway. some folk feel they are so special they can do whatever to anyone and it's acceptable. He clearly stated he wanted to wait. Perry doesn't have the right to turn him out with a cheap nasty kiss. NO telling where her lips been or if she has herpes virus in her body. Nasty skank.

  • Peace

    sho nuff now. she was wrong.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    A dogs mouth is cleaner than Katy Perry’s

  • Bonsai

    BS

  • hottlanta

    Yet the #ME TOO folks said nothing. Still waiting on them to comment on the white woman who said 3 black guys kidnapped and raped her. I betta Terry Crews will not be working in Hollywood since he sued ole boy for grabbing his balls. Someone grabbed his balls and he is the one being blackballed.

  • hottlanta

    He was saving his mouth to kiss his special woman for the first time. That was sweet.

  • Guest©

    Katy is a witch. She just killed an elderly nun by stressing her out over a lawsuit. Katy had no right to take away something that was sacred to that young man. I hope he sues.

  • Peace

    Amen

  • They’re ALL false God’s fools

    Godddamn the way this craziness is going before long it will be like, "I don't like the way that mutha fucka looked at me with those lustful eyes, time to call my lawyer." Guy's suing now for getting kissed by a hot lady? GTFOH with that dumbness. Judge please throw this silly case out of court with a quickness and kick that little boy in his ass on his way out of the courtroom for being a stupid whiny pseudo menstrual period having little bitch boy.

  • SpiceGirl

    ok...but she didn't do it on purpose...im thinking....folks be reaching these days for that come up...ijs

  • Overpower Radio

    The comments are ridiculous. He doesn't have to be gay. He's not being petty. His body, his sexuality, and his ideas of how his first kiss should be and when it should be is HIS OWN DECISION. She had no right to take it from him, no right to assume that it was o.k. for her to disregard his beliefs. On one hand y'all are all #MeToo, but when its a male in that position y'all want him to stop being petty. It doesn't even seem to matter to y'all that he's a virgin, AND (he said) he's religious - that he comes from a conservative family. SMH.

    He should sue the dog shit out of Kate Perry and the show. I hope lawyers are blowing up his phone as we speak. I'm pretty sure they'll settle too. The evidence is right there in the video.

  • Overpower Radio

    He's not being petty though. He was for real about never kissing a girl. He's a virgin. If kissing him on his lips (even if he wasn't a virgin) isn't the equivalent to grabbing a girl's butt or tits, or even kissing a girl ON HER LIPS, then what is? It's a double standard.

  • Overpower Radio

    She would lose too. A good lawyer will go after the show. That's more money. Easy settlement. He'll soon be able to court the girl of his dreams and marry her in whatever way he wants.

  • Overpower Radio

    That's not fair. Even I could see he was thrown off by it. If it was clear that he was happy about it, then I'd agree ....but even Lionel was trynna sell it to him, "Your first kiss was Kate Perry. That's huge!" ...it wasn't to him. I could tell he really didn't even want to kiss her on the cheek.

  • Overpower Radio

    I hope he gets paid. It doesn't matter if he's gay or religious or whatever. IF Luke Bryant would have heard the story from a 19 year of female that said she never kissed a guy and wanted her first time to be special, and then Luke demands "come here!" and kisses the girl on the lips, y'all would be throwing him under a mack truck.

  • Dowoop

    So he cant cut it as an entertainer so he will sue her instead?

  • Dowoop

    Well people out here eating ass so you never know whose mouth is clean these days.

  • Dowoop

    My guess is he cant make it in the industry and that is why he is suing. Hes going to get some coins one way or another.

  • Dowoop

    I agree with you, i may have inadvertently slapped her....respect my personal space. BUT what did he think she was gonna do when she kept asking and told him to come? I have always said some people dont use common sense when they shared their #metoo stories. I wonder if he had won is he would have been so upset? Same as these women who pimped themselves out to get ahead and want to cry about it when it doesnt work out.

  • Dowoop

    You can say that again. BUT in all fairness he never said he never kissed anyone, he just never kissed a girl.

  • Dowoop

    Oh no, while i think he needs to get over it because it was clear where this was headed he would have been well within his right to knock her teeth out.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    MEH :(
    ...NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MzKeriBabee

    Publicity stunt for news features....

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    This white boy need to take several seats!! He just mad his ass got cut, bet if he would have made it this shit wouldn't be an issue. Neeeeeexxxxt???

  • Greatgrape37

    Disgusting what a witch she is. She purposely corrupted him smh

  • Agustin Ceballos

    Is people kissing people who don't want to be kissed ok? Just to know.

  • Whitelady

    He clearly walked his ass over there and leaned in not once but twice...with expectations of something...LawsuitDenied!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Boiee go sit down somewhere ?

  • Drea982

    He looks awfully happy for a victim. I meeeeaaaan, if someone kisses me that I don't want kissing me I'm not going to smile. But ok.

  • Dkwitty

    This lil boy must be a fag. He's really whining that she ruined his first kiss? He needs to accept the fact that he's a homosexual and get over it.

  • Dkwitty

    Then why walk over there? He allowed her to do it so his crybaby ass needs to get over it. Nobody forced him to. I'm tired of these males making a mockery of real sexual abuse and harassment.

  • Dkwitty

    Gay.

  • Dkwitty

    He walked his ass over there. Why? That was his consent. Women who make false accusations like this get laughed and mocked too. Women should not be encouraging deranged males like this who love making a mockery of the Me Too movement. This repressed homosexual reminds me of that dumb becky who falsely accused Aziz Ansari.

  • TheOwley

    So sexually virtuous young men are repressed and deranged homosexuals? OK, thanks.

  • Dkwitty
  • TheOwley

    Maybe from your neck of the woods. They are still some very decent men left in this lousy world.

  • Peace

    This child came to audition for a talent competition. He was clearly misled and shocked how off topic Katy and crew took it.
    Katy should be fired she would have violated him even more had he not fell down. Idol always making fun of people for a reaction shot.
    That boys should sue the network it’s producers and Katy Perry.

  • InsideTrax

    The sad part is if this was done in a reverse role, the comments would be filled with hate and lynching. Just like the baseball player that assaulted his ex girlfriend, the comments are in shambles with the hate for him, but was for praise of Solange assaulting Jay-Z. It seems we got a lot of people that want equal rights with exceptions.

  • zero options

    He shouldn't fuss, she made him famous.
    Like ray j made that sasquatch girl famous.

  • Lola

    He's right. Absolutely ridiculous behavior from Perry, who is supposed to be "political" herself. Why are you touching/kissing someone on live TV who said he didn't want it?
    These same ppl in the comments would have an outcry if Lionel did the same thing to a young women contestant. Ppl would call him the next Harvey Weinstein!

  • Patricia Gordon

    This was definitely a case of sexual harassment and it was witnessed by millions of people. All three judges participated and the contestant was in a powerless position to protest, since he wanted to perform in the competition and didn't want to alienate any of the judges. Shame on all of them. They owe the contestant a public apology.

  • SEXYMOET

    HERE GO WHITE FOLKS PLOTTING AGAIN THEY DREAM AT NIGHT ABOUT HOW TO COME UP. MAYBE SHE SHOULD HAVE KEPT HER HERPES MOUTH TO HERSELF. HE MAY NOT EVEN BE INTO WOMEN

  • Tennessean

    Creepy af!

  • Tennessean

    I never would have dreamed my girl gabby eat ass but yes, indeed that is a thing now!

  • Peyton

    That's racist.