‘American Idol’ Contestant on Katy Perry’s Kiss: ‘She Was a Stranger’

The “American Idol” contestant who received his first kiss got from Katy Perry is defending her after the situation struck an uncomfortable chord with some viewers. "At the time I was slightly uncomfortable because she was a stranger,” Benjamin Glaze told Inside Edition. In the age of the “MeToo” and “TimesUp” movements, many viewers felt the “I Kissed a Girl” singer acted inappropriately as she blindsided him with a kiss in the singing competition’s season premiere.