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American Idol contestant defends Katy Perry after on-air kiss

American Idol contestant Benjamin Glaze came to the defense of judge Katy Perry following outrage she kissed him without consent during last Sunday’s premiere.

‘I do not think I was sexually harassed by Katy Perry,’ the 20-year-old electronics store cashier wrote on Instagram Wednesday.

‘I was uncomfortable in a sense of how I have never been kissed before and was not expecting it. My main goal is to reach people through the universal love of music and not cause strife or anger against anyone or about any situation!’

  

Virgin lips: American Idol contestant Benjamin Glaze (L) came to the defense of judge Katy Perry following outrage she kissed him without consent during last Sunday’s premiere

Glaze was 19 when he auditioned last October with a self-penned song called Stadium and he’s received plenty of press, but not the Gold ticket.

‘I do wish I would have performed better in the moment,’ Benjamin – who comes from a conservative Oklahoma family – continued.

‘I should have picked another song to sing and calmed myself down regardless of the kiss. I should have been able to perform under pressure.’

The Until my Heart Refuses singer’s new girlfriend Carrie thought it was ‘cool’ that his first kiss was from the 33-year-old pop diva.

The 20-year-old electronics store cashier wrote on Instagram: 'I do not think I was sexually harassed by Katy Perry. I was uncomfortable in a sense of how I have never been kissed before and was not expecting it'

The 20-year-old electronics store cashier wrote on Instagram: ‘I do not think I was sexually harassed by Katy Perry. I was uncomfortable in a sense of how I have never been kissed before and was not expecting it’

'My main goal is to reach people through the universal love of music': Glaze was 19 when he auditioned last October with a self-penned song called Stadium and he's received plenty of press, but not the Gold ticket

‘My main goal is to reach people through the universal love of music’: Glaze was 19 when he auditioned last October with a self-penned song called Stadium and he’s received plenty of press, but not the Gold ticket

Benjamin - who comes from a conservative Oklahoma family - continued: 'I do wish I would have performed better in the moment. I should have picked another song to sing and calmed myself down regardless of the kiss. I should have been able to perform under pressure'

Benjamin – who comes from a conservative Oklahoma family – continued: ‘I do wish I would have performed better in the moment. I should have picked another song to sing and calmed myself down regardless of the kiss. I should have been able to perform under pressure’

‘He kissed a celebrity,’ Carrie told Inside Edition on Thursday, ‘how great for him!’

Glaze told the site: ‘If you really sat me down and asked me, I would tell you about how our first kiss was and it was just as special as I wanted it to be.’

The controversial on-air incident occurred when Benjamin admitted he’d ‘never been in a relationship’ and he couldn’t ‘kiss a girl without being in a relationship.’

The 13-time Grammy nominee transformed their chaste kiss on the cheek to a full-mouthed moment, which left Glaze gasping: ‘Katy! You didn’t!’

'How great for him!' The Until my Heart Refuses singer's new girlfriend Carrie thought it was 'cool' that his first kiss was from the 33-year-old pop diva

‘How great for him!’ The Until my Heart Refuses singer’s new girlfriend Carrie thought it was ‘cool’ that his first kiss was from the 33-year-old pop diva

Glaze told the site: 'If you really sat me down and asked me, I would tell you about how our first kiss was and it was just as special as I wanted it to be'

Glaze told the site: ‘If you really sat me down and asked me, I would tell you about how our first kiss was and it was just as special as I wanted it to be’

'Come here right now!' The controversial on-air incident occurred when Benjamin admitted he'd 'never been in a relationship' and he couldn't 'kiss a girl without being in a relationship'

‘Come here right now!’ The controversial on-air incident occurred when Benjamin admitted he’d ‘never been in a relationship’ and he couldn’t ‘kiss a girl without being in a relationship’

The 13-time Grammy nominee transformed their chaste kiss on the cheek to a full-mouthed moment, which left Glaze gasping: 'Katy! You didn't!'

The 13-time Grammy nominee transformed their chaste kiss on the cheek to a full-mouthed moment, which left Glaze gasping: 'Katy! You didn't!'

The 13-time Grammy nominee transformed their chaste kiss on the cheek to a full-mouthed moment, which left Glaze gasping: ‘Katy! You didn’t!’

In the same episode, ABC was forced to censor Katy’s (born Katheryn Hudson) private parts when she fell while dancing with contestant Michelle Susset.

According to TMZ, Perry scored an eye-popping $25M paycheck to judge the reboot of the formerly Fox singing competition, which airs Sundays and Mondays.

The former Christian crooner continues the second Latin America leg of her 112-date Witness: The Tour this Saturday at Brazil’s Allianz Parque in São Paulo.

Wardrobe malfunction? In the same episode, ABC was forced to censor Katy's  private parts when she fell while dancing with contestant Michelle Susset (L)

Wardrobe malfunction? In the same episode, ABC was forced to censor Katy’s private parts when she fell while dancing with contestant Michelle Susset (L)

Airs Sundays and Mondays! According to TMZ, Perry scored an eye-popping $25M paycheck to judge the reboot of the formerly Fox singing competition

Airs Sundays and Mondays! According to TMZ, Perry scored an eye-popping $25M paycheck to judge the reboot of the formerly Fox singing competition

Latin America: The former Christian crooner continues the second leg of her 112-date Witness: The Tour this Saturday at Brazil's Allianz Parque in São Paulo (pictured January 20)

Latin America: The former Christian crooner continues the second leg of her 112-date Witness: The Tour this Saturday at Brazil’s Allianz Parque in São Paulo (pictured January 20)



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