Season 16 of ABC's rebooted "American Idol" has been receiving mixed reactions from viewers, mainly due to judge Katy Perry's actions.
Many people are slamming Perry for flirting and kissing male contestants like Benjamin Glaze and Trevor Holmes, saying that if fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan tried to do the same thing, they would be criticized and accused of sexual harassment.
Others found Perry's flirting "funny," and Perry joked about the moments in some of her tweets.
"American Idol" has received mixed responses from viewers, with many people finding Katy Perry's actions entertaining, and others saying she is being distasteful in light of sexual harassment and the "Me Too" movement.
During the season 16 premiere of the TV show, Perry sparked discussion in regards to sexual harassment and consent when she unexpectedly kissed a male contestant on the lips.
She initially asked the contestant, Benjamin Glaze, to kiss her on the cheek and quickly turned her head to kiss him on the lips. Viewers found the moment "inappropriate" and argued that if the roles were reversed and fellow judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, or even former judge Simon Cowell tried to do the same thing, people would be outraged.