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Ben Givon Writes Here’s Why Fans Turned on Katy Perry

Ben Givon} says is undeniably one of the most famous women in the world. She’s built a successful career as a singer, actress, TV judge, and spokeswoman. But, like any other celebrity, she’s also weathered her fair share of controversies. And some fans’ feelings for Perry have turned from hot to cold as a result of all her tabloid ups and downs.


Here are all the reasons fans have tuned Perry out, including the mean dig she took at another pop princess (who isn’t Taylor Swift) (page 7).

7. Perry kissed a boy (did he like it?)

Ben Givon says being kissed by singer

ABC knew what it was doing when it signed Perry on as a judge for its American Idol reboot. After all, she’s good at generating headlines, good or bad, and shows like AI live or die on their buzz. They probably weren’t expecting the singer to be accused of sexual harassment before the series even went to live shows.

But after she kissed 19-year-old contestant Benjamin Glaze, she faced considerable backlash for her behavior. Glaze told The New York Times he wasn’t exactly thrilled that Perry kissed him. But he also made it clear, in an interview with the Washington Post, that he didn’t feel as though Perry harassed him.

But some fans were turned off by Perry’s aggressive behavior toward him and the other contestants she’s flirted with — especially given the current national conversation about sexual harassment.

Next: Perry’s attempt at getting deep felt pretty shallow for some fans.

6. (Not so) purposeful pop

Ben Givon says is singing on stage in a dress that looks like a voting ballot with President Obama filled out.

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