American Idol Contestant Benjamin Glaze was saving his first kiss for his first relationship. He wanted the kiss to be special. Instead, his first kiss was the product of American Idol judge Katy Perry sexually assaulting him.
In a phone interview with the New York Times, Glaze explained what happened:
“I was a tad bit uncomfortable,” Mr. Glaze said by phone this week, after the incident aired on the season premiere. His first kiss was a rite of passage he had been putting off with consideration. “I wanted to save it for my 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,” 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.”
The episode on which the sexual assault took place was part of ABC’s rollout of their new version of the once popular hit-maker American Idol. It should be noted that Ryan Seacrest, who is in the midst of dealing with sexual assault allegations that have been levied against him, is still the show’s host. Many leftists have jumped to his defense, but his case is telling in light of this current sexual assault on a contestant by Katy Perry. Apparently, sexual assault is only to be taken seriously when leftists decide it’s to be taken seriously.
It remains to be seen if leftists decide that Katy Perry’s sexual assault is worthy of punishment. However, according to the facts, it should be a cut and dried case:
He said he enjoyed his work as a cashier because it let him meet “cute girls.”
“Have you kissed a girl and liked it?” asked Mr. [Luke] Bryan, making a coy reference to Ms. Perry’s first hit single, “I Kissed A Girl.” Mr. Glaze said that he had not. “I have never been in a relationship and I can’t kiss a girl without being in a relationship.”
At that, Ms. Perry stood up. “Come here,” she said to Mr. Glaze. “Come here right now.”
Ms. Perry motioned for him to come over to the judges’ table and stuck her face toward him. “One on the cheek?” he said and she smiled. He quickly touched his face to her cheek. She asked for another kiss, complaining that he hadn’t even made the “smush sound.” As he moved toward her cheek again, Ms. Perry swung her face toward him and kissed him quickly on the lips. “Katy!” he yelled, as he stumbled backward. “You didn’t!” Ms. Perry raised her arms in victory.
Mr. Glaze then asked for a drink of water, delivered a lackluster audition and was kindly rejected by the judges.
In today’s #MeToo world, can you imagine the uproar if a man had forced a kiss on an unsuspecting female who had made it clear that she was uncomfortable? I mean, in the parlance of identity politics, Katy Perry had all of the power and Benjamin Glaze had none. By today’s definition, Perry sexually assaulted Glaze and deserves to be drummed out of the entertainment industry and face criminal charges. Granted, leftists aren’t known for consistency, so I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for her to be punished for her obvious crime.