American Idol Kid Is Pissed Katy Perry Kissed Him

ABCBenjamin Glaze gives judge Katy Perry a kiss on

His plan had been for his first kiss to be special and it being with Katy Perry in this way wasn't what he wanted.

Benjamin Glaze was 19 when he auditioned for "American Idol" previous year and ended up getting a surprise kiss on the lips from judge Katy Perry. Unfortunately, he didn't want it.

Speaking to the New York Times, Glaze said that if Perry asked him before kissing him, he would have said no because he "was raised in a conservative family". I wanted it to be special, ' he said.

Since the episode aired, there has been backlash against Perry for kissing Glaze without consent. She invited Glaze to the judges' table so he could give her a sweet kiss on the cheek.

When Glaze walked into the studio, he told them that he liked working as a cashier because it helped him meet "cute girls".

People are saying Katy Perry "forcibly kissing" an American Idol contestant this week is unacceptable in the #MeToo era.

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After the outrage, Glaze was quick to clarify his comments on Instagram, writing that he did not think he had been "sexually harassed".

Glaze wrote: "I am not complaining about the kiss from Katy Perry at all, doing a few news reports and being interviewed by many different reporters have caused some major questions". When he went to kiss her on the cheek again, she quickly turned her cheek and kissed him on the lips - which surprised him so much that he actually fell over.

After Katy kissed him on the lips and cheered in victory, Ben needed to drink a glass of water before he could sing Nick Jonas's 2015 single "Levels". Rest assured, if a teenaged girl had been coerced into kissing a 30-year-old man on national TV, we'd already be reading his nonapology apology and demanding his resignation. Thats what a real first kiss is.

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Ben may not have qualified for the next round, but he also thought he should have performed better if he wanted to be part of American Idol. "I'm glad she did it because it's a great opportunity to get my music out", he said after receiving unanimous no's from the three judges. She immediately stood up and said "Really?"

Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan are judges, Ryan Seacrest is host and creative consultant.