Perhaps the real lesson here is that shows like American Idol should stick to singing instead of, well, making unwanted physical contact with contestants.
During a round of auditions that aired earlier this week locally on Fox8, which airs the show the same day as the United States, the three judges were introduced to 19-year-old Benjamin Glaze, an Oklahoma native who sang an original tune with hopes of getting the ever-coveted golden ticket.
Perry was charmed by this sentiment, but also took it as an invitation to go and kiss 19-year-old Glaze herself. Hopefully next time he pulls, it'll be a kiss he actually likes. He responded that he had never been in a relationship and never had his first kiss. After he forgot to make a smooching sound, Katy asked Benjamin for a second during which she turned her head at the last moment so that they kissed on the lips. That didn't satisfy her, however, and she asked for another one, moving her face towards him and planting a kiss on his lips. "You didn't!" Ms. Perry raised her arms in victory.
Glaze, who had never been kissed before, told the New York Times his first kiss was a rite of passage and was saving it for his first relationship.
"I was a tad bit uncomfortable".
While many a lad - and a lady - would be chuffed to lock lips with the singer, this particular performer wanted to save his first kiss for a relationship. The "unwanted kiss" has been receiving some backlash on social media for its predatory nature, while others considered the teenager lucky for kissing the "I Kissed a Girl" singer. Unfortunately, Glaze wanted his first kiss to be with someone he is in a relationship with and wanted it to be special.
For what it's worth, Glaze seemed quite smitten by the smooch attack - until, that is, the judges told him he wasn't ready for the competition. (He was rejected from the show).
"I know a lot of guys would be like, 'Heck yeah!'", he said. Glaze's friends have reassured him that this was just a trial run.
"They agreed with me that it didn't really count".