Man Katy Perry Kissed Responds To Sexual Assault Claims
Apparently he's not actually mad.
If you haven't seen at least a photo of Katy Perry kissing a man on American Idol yet then you're probably living under a rock but just in case here's a quick catch up.
Ben Issac was a contestant trying out for American Idol and told the judges, one of which is Perry, that he had never been in a serious relationship or kissed a girl.
To which Perry responded by getting up and planting a kiss on Issac's mouth.
Some people seemed to think that Perry's actions were sexual assault as Issac did not formally consent to being kissed.
However in a new instagram post Issac says that he does not feel that way.
Hi everyone, I would like to clear a few things up for anyone who is confused, concerned, or angry. I am not complaining about the kiss from Katy Perry at all, doing a few news reports and being interviewed by many different reporters has caused some major questions. The way certain articles are worded is not done by me, and my true intentions are not accurately represented in every article you read about the situation. I am not complaining about the kiss, I am very honored and thankful to have been apart of American Idol. The main purpose for the show is to find stars and new music artist. 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. I do not think I was sexually harassed by Katy Perry and I am thankful for the judges comments and critiques. 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! Please take into consideration that I don’t believe my views have been appropriately communicated through the media! Thank you to everyone who has followed me in this journey and I hope I answered a few questions. . . . . . #americanidol #katyperry #music
"I am not complaining about the kiss, I am very honored and thankful to have been apart of American Idol." He wrote adding, "I do not think I was sexually harassed by Katy Perry and I am thankful for the judges comments and critiques."
So there you have it, Katy Perry might not have made the best choice but she isn't in trouble with the man she kissed.