March 22, 2018

American Idol judge Katy Perry kissed a boy — and he didn't like it

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

American Idol premiered on television this month. No, it's not 2002. It's 2018 and the show is running. Again.

With all of the "talent shows" on television (none of which I watch) one has to wonder if the well of great American voices has run dry.

In an attempt to play to viewers emotions, the show parades sad stories of overcoming difficult circumstances, as though it's a hardship derby. I’m not sure what this has to do with musical talent.

One recent episode featured a contestant's sad tale of never having been kissed, and it’s landing Katy Perry in hot water.

For those who don’t know, Katy Perry is now a judge on American Idol. You know, that preacher's kid gal with minister parents whose first breakout hit was a song about making out with "a girl with cherry Chapstick"? And she "liked it"?

But Katy Perry’s not in trouble this time for making out with a chick. Instead, there's a pretty significant portion of the population who are ticked off that she kissed a boy — and he didn't like it.

Benjamin Glaze, a 19 year old from Oklahoma, auditioned for American Idol on last week's episode. One of the other judges, Luke Bryan, asked Glaze, "Have you kissed and girl and liked it?"

Glaze replied, "I can't kiss a girl without being in a relationship."

Perry then beckoned him over for a kiss on the cheek, but then upon a second cheek-kiss, Perry turned her head and planted one right on his lips.

After the interaction, Glaze said:

"Would I have done it if she said, 'Would you kiss me?' No, I would have said no. 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."

Special, it won't be. But forced and publicized, it is. Poor fella.

But what about the age of the #MeToo movement and consent? Doesn’t that go for both boys and girls?

Not only has Katy Perry disrespected this boys’ conservative values, she has also abused her power because she assumed Glaze wanted to be kissed by a pop star like her.

Does the #MeTo movement only count for female leftists?

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commented 2018-03-31 21:29:04 -0400
For the Conservative leader to betray the only conservative media voice in Canada is just dumb. Maybe it’s time to let my membership lapse and give my donations to the Rebel instead of the Conservative Party. Courageous,decisive leadership is what wins votes these days. I will put my money there Andrew even though I voted for you!
commented 2018-03-31 12:06:38 -0400
DRFDP….( different rules for different people ) I wonder what the reaction would have been if some old, white guy had done this to a young girl ?…anyone ? Double standards and hypocrites have always pissed me off.
commented 2018-03-24 18:08:47 -0400
Completely idiotic!
commented 2018-03-23 17:00:40 -0400
Al Peterson – you forgot the leftists push to pervert children with their pedophilia indoctrination. The leftists have no boundaries, and they hate if you have any.
commented 2018-03-23 13:19:20 -0400
Funny how the leftists mock someone with a shred of traditional morality but then are all aghast that their world is full of sexual assaults of varying levels.

“In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
commented 2018-03-23 10:16:56 -0400
The evident double-standard, and the fact it could easily be construed as sexual assault, was pointed out in multiple media sources.

This column points out that people are upset, but then asks why people aren’t upset? Or am I missing something? Was this written by two different people that didn’t talk to each other?
commented 2018-03-23 10:03:08 -0400
SPACE MOOSE commented 2018-03-23 02:02:18 -0400
People are making too big of a deal of this story. Just sit back and be entertained.

Did I just hear an echo of Bob, James, Vincent ?
commented 2018-03-23 07:11:11 -0400
Pretty slow news day, eh?
commented 2018-03-23 02:02:18 -0400
People are making too big of a deal of this story. Just sit back and be entertained.
commented 2018-03-22 22:41:19 -0400
Daryl, I get what you are saying. Initially, this young lad didn’t appreciate the kiss…wanting it to be special, coming from someone he cared about…it has become a social media debate. I’m flipping the narrative…had a male judge done the same thing, there would be an outcry.
A kiss from a pop star is a memorable event to be sure, Katie didn’t ask him if he wanted one. He probably would have said yes if asked, not too many teens would say NO. We will never know what this particular young lad would have said, had she asked him in the first place.
commented 2018-03-22 22:02:13 -0400
Now, if it was a male judge who did this….there would be endless hashtags informing the public this simply isn’t acceptable. Katie overstepped and making excuses for her is simply ridiculous.
commented 2018-03-22 20:35:33 -0400
Drew you should listen to Bob he is a journalist twit from the CBC or Liberal government twit sent to enlighten us . Conservatives need to be schooled right Bob .
No Bob I didn’t miss the question mark because you should just go away along with your reply dip shit .
commented 2018-03-22 18:41:01 -0400
@ Drew Wakariuk commented 2018-03-22 18:34:08 -0400
Katey gave him a woody! & he couldn’t handle it onsite!
commented 2018-03-22 18:34:08 -0400
Hope she did not give him future cold sores or anything.
commented 2018-03-22 18:29:19 -0400
Bob Rock this has nothing to do with what she said? You always miss the damn point.
commented 2018-03-22 18:08:31 -0400
Eh, Bob Rock commented 2018-03-22 17:52:56 -0400

If you’re gonna pretend to be a poster – make some reasonable sense!
If you don’t like the Rebel – leave – join all the poor suckers at CBC!!
commented 2018-03-22 18:04:57 -0400
Eh, Katey – don’t kiss gender-confused lunatics. – you’re lips ain’t masculine enough! – neither is your body!
commented 2018-03-22 17:52:56 -0400
Except that he has since commented and said that he has no problem with what she said. If you are going to pretend to be a journalist, at least do some recent research first.