American Idol TV host Ryan Seacrest has been called out for making ‘creepy’ comments towards guest judge, Katy Perry.
Katy Perry has more than fair few accolades under her belt. For a start she’s released five albums and 28 singles to date. So you would think that it wouldn’t be difficult for TV host, Ryan Seacrest, to find something interesting to ask the award-winning singer while appearing as a guest judge on American Idol with Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
Apparently he did as Seacrest, instead, opted to pass comment on Perry’s mother’s good looks (yes, it happened).
Tapping his pen on the judge’s table, Seacrest says to Perry, “Your mom’s pretty.”
“My mom? Well, I hope the apple doesn’t fall from the tree,” Perry replies, smiling and looking at the camera.
“You are too. But you’re not a mom yet,” Seacrest continues.
“Not yet,” Perry confirms.
“Wanna talk about it?” Seacrest says, as the judges go silent. Perry and fellow judge Luke Bryan laugh awkwardly, as Lionel Richie says, “Don’t start.”
katy perry literally had to tell ryan seacrest that the cameras were rolling and he continues to hit on her, asks if she’s a mom and says “you wanna talk about it??” after she says no. what’s going on i’m uncomfortable #AmericanIdol pic.twitter.com/ichf6TWGoh— WE WANT AL4 || 31 171 (@WHAMCULT) May 14, 2018
It’s unclear as to whether or not Seacrest was actually aware that the cameras were rolling and they were live on air.
Fans of the show have since taken to Twitter to call out Seacrest’s comments.
Sooooo, idk but watching Ryan Seacrest when he didn’t know he was on the air just totally changed things. That was like an entirely different person than who he portrays on the air. And I’m disappointed. Wow that was creepy.— Jenny Duffy (@PumpkinLove14) May 14, 2018
Earlier this year, E! stylist Suzy Hardy alleged that Seacrest had repeatedly groped and sexually harassed her during her time working for the broadcaster. Seacrest has denies all allegations, and both E! and ABC (who broadcast American Idol) have stood by him.
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