The singer has a history of being kinda creepy.
Male model Josh Kloss took to Instagram today to accuse Katy Perry of sexual misconduct.
Kloss, who co-starred alongside Perry as her love interest in the "Teenage Dream" music video, detailed the allegations in a series of long-winded Instagram posts. "This one time I brought a friend who was dying to meet her," he wrote. "As I turned to introduce my friend, she pulled my Adidas sweats and underwear out as far as she could to show a couple of her guy friends and the crowd around us, my [genitals]."
Many women flocked to Kloss's Instagram to accuse the model of clout-chasing and of disenfranchising the women of #MeToo. It's true that he uses certain phrases within his posts that seem to diminish others' experiences with sexual harassment (he referred to himself as a "prostitute" and described how the "fear" stuck with him); but even so, this wouldn't be the first time Perry has been accused of inappropriate behavior.
In a 2018 episode of American Idol, Perry kissed 19-year-old contestant Benjamin Glaze without his consent after he mentioned that he'd never been kissed before. While Glaze didn't feel sexually harassed, he later reiterated to The New York Times that "would I have done it if she said, 'Would you kiss me?' No, I would have said no...I was uncomfortable immediately." She made another contestant equally uncomfortable when she chose to address his looks after he described caring for his sick mother. "You're so hot," she said. "Only hot guys are typically named Trevor." Before he began his audition, Perry also said, "If you're not going to Hollywood, maybe you can just come hang out with me after." Perry then made headlines for flirting with another 18-year-old contestant named Johnny Brenns. "If a 32-year-old cougar would eat it up," was among her inappropriate comments. Viewers were quick to call out the double standard of Perry's behavior.
Then there was the singer's incredibly awkward guest appearance on "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" with James Corden. The premise was that Corden and Perry would ask each other questions, and if one refused to answer, they would have to nibble on a selection of gross-out food, like bird saliva or cow tongue. Corden, for some reason, immediately went for Perry's jugular, asking her to judge the sexual prowess of her ex-lovers. "Rank Diplo, John Mayer and Orlando Bloom," he said. After ranking them, she added, "If you're listening to me, gentlemen, I love you...and maybe I just haven't had enough time to have sex with you, so maybe we can make up that time."
While no one's calling Perry a sexual predator and Kloss very well could be clout-chasing, to dismiss the singer's strange and inappropriate behavior would be against the values of #MeToo. For now, the double standards of the movement exist in our periphery, but, as time goes on, the significance of abusing power will inevitably take center stage over gender. After all, both women and men can be abusers as well as victims, but that has historically shown to be a complicated conversation that we're not ready for.
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The young star died in his sleep one year ago today.
Everyone who knew Cameron Boyce during his life described him as unfailingly kind.
The actor died unexpectedly on July 6th 2019 after suffering a seizure in his sleep. Since then, co-stars, friends, and fans alike have been grieving his loss.
At just nine years old, Boyce made his acting debut in a Panic! at the Disco music video. He soon became a household name among a certain age group thanks to his role in Jessie, a Disney Channel show that ran from 2011 to 2015. His movie credits include Mirrors, Eagle Eye with Shia LaBeouf and Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 with Adam Sandler.
Country music's biggest night delighted fans.
Whether you're a boot-wearing, truck-driving, dip-chewing, diehard country music fan, or someone who — in the right mood — can casually enjoy the sound of a banjo, you can probably appreciate the spectacle of the Country Music Awards.On November 14th, Country Music's biggest night returned for a star studded good time in the heart of Nashville. If you missed CBS's live presentation of the awards show, don't worry, because we've compiled a list of the night's top moments to help you feel like you were boot-stomping along with the rest of the crowd in the Bridgestone Arena.
Garth Brooks Opens the Show
Garth Brooks opened the show with a heartfelt moment. He dedicated the night to the twelve victims of last week's shooting at the country night at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California "On behalf of our country music community, I want to say that tonight's show is lovingly dedicated to the 12 individuals who we lost far too soon just a week ago tonight at the Borderline in Thousand Oaks, California," Brooks said, as phone lights illuminated the somber crowd. "Tonight, let's celebrate their lives." Afterwards, the stadium honored the fallen country music fans with a moment of silence.
Carrie Underwood Reveals the Gender of her Baby
For the 11th year in a row, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosted the ceremony, and delivered another of their famous spoof songs. Paisley then tried to talk Underwood into revealing the gender of her second child. "Seriously Carrie, give me a little baby hint? Johnny or June? Keith or Nicole. Garth or Trisha. Tim or Faith. George or Tammy. Waylon or Willie?" After continuous prodding, Underwood finally revealed that the baby is a boy. "Oh my gosh — Willie, it's a Willie ok!?"
Keith Urban Gets Emotional
Lionel Richie presented the coveted entertainer of the year award towards the end of the evening, and announced Keith Urban as the winner. Urban, who last won entertainer of the year in 2005, immediately became emotional while accepting the award, and said, "Thank you so much . . . I am shocked beyond shocked," he told the cheering crowd. He mentioned his wife, Nicole Kidman, who was also in tears in the audience ("Baby girl, I love you so much"). "I just feel very, very blessed, very grateful that I get to do what I do. . . God bless country music."
Kacey Musgraves Wins Best Album
Kacey Musgraves won the album of the year award for her hit record, Golden Hour. Musgraves is the first female artist to win the prize since Miranda Lambert in 2014.
Chris Stapleton's Big Night
Chris Stapleton took home the most awards of the evening, winning male vocalist, best song, and best single of the year for the powerful hit "Broken Halos." His win for best male vocalist means the singer is undefeated in the category, having received the award every year since 2015. Stapleton also gave one of the best performances of the night with his moving collaboration with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples. The three joined together to sing Stapleton's song "Friendship" then transitioned into The Staple Singers' "I'll Take You There."
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