Katy Perry recently came under fire for allegedly kissing a woman without her consent at a party some time ago. Tina Kandelaki, who is a Russian TV host, posted on her Telegram account that she had to fight a wasted Katy Perry off when she realized Katy was going in for a kiss. Kandelaki claims that she once she fought Katy off that, “Katy instantly found herself a new victim (again, female)”. Kandelaki hopes that her coming forward may help other women at the party remember if Katy harassed them in some way since Kandelaki had the impression that Katy was out of control that night.
This isn’t the first time Katy Perry has come under fire for kissing an unwilling participant. Back in 2018, Perry kissed "American Idol" contestant Benjamin Glaze, who was only 19 years old at the time. Glaze revealed on the show that he had never had his first kiss and was saving it for someone special. Well, Perry thought she was something special because when Glaze went in for a kiss on the cheek, Perry whipped around and kissed him on the lips. Glaze later revealed that he felt “uncomfortable” with the kiss and that he felt that the special first kiss he had been waiting for had been ruined.
Unfortunately for this pop star, Perry’s harassment allegations don’t end there. Josh Kloss, who was a model that was featured in her “Teenage Dream” music video, has come forward and claimed that Katy Perry forcibly removed his pants and underwear at a party in front of other people. Kloss admits that he did have a crush on her when they first met, but those feelings of infatuation soon vanished after Perry’s behavior towards him.
Kloss’s reasoning for coming forward now is because he feels “our culture is set on proving men of power are perverse. But females with power are just as disgusting.”
What do you guys think? Is this an example of a double standard with harassment claims? Or are Kandelaki and Kloss making mountains out of ant hills in an attempt to soil Perry’s reputation?