Katy Perry might have gone too far in the latest episode of American Idol and fans are leaving no stone unturned in calling her out for the audacity. Sunday night’s episode of the singing reality show saw the Roar singer unnecessarily commenting about one of the contestants, Sara Beth Liebe, a 25 years old mom of three. Viewers were unimpressed by Perry’s rude and judgmental behavior towards Liebe and even went berserk on Twitter, calling her out for what they dubbed as “mom shaming”. It really calls into perspective how entitled reality show judges can sometimes feel.
Katy Perry shamed a young mother who auditioned for American Idol
Katy Perry questioned Sara Beth Liebe rather condescendingly referencing her being a mom of three at twenty-five, “Is this your dream?” She went on to say,
“If it’s not your dream, you might need to leave because there’s a lot of dreams behind you. We need more. Sing it like it’s your new dream.”
Katy Perry accused of bullying 'American Idol' contestant: 'Not gonna go far'
“American Idol” fans are scrutinizing Katy Perry, 38, for how she treated contestant Sara Beth Liebe, a happy-go-lucky 25-year-old mother of three, on Sunday’s episode of thehttps://t.co/MkaONpwvoj pic.twitter.com/6rNJo7C1cN
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The Chained to the Rhythm singer also said,
“Look, if it’s not your dream, it’s not gonna go far because I also respect everyone that’s walking through that door who will lay down their life for this golden ticket.”
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Liebe however performed really well on her second try and the entire panel of judges gave her a round of applause. The 38-year-old later dubbed Liebe, “Accidental American Idol.” She further said, “I feel like a comic strip character just came to life.”
The contestant later admitted that the Harleys in Hawaii singer’s words and advice made her almost pass out.
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Fans outraged at Katy Perry for mom-shaming
Fans were enraged at the California Gurls singer’s treatment of the show’s contestant. Twitter saw a series of tweets by numerous outraged viewers.
I really do not like how Katy Perry just treated Sara Beth on #AmericanIdol I don’t watch this show at all and my tv was already on the channel but what I witnessed was not right. They let Katy Perry bully this woman on live national tv before she even started singing. So ugly.
— Maven_Star (@EyezrStarry) March 6, 2023
Boo to Katy Perry for mom shaming Sara Beth. Insinuating that she has been “laying on the table too much” to have 3 kids by age 25. A young mother following a dream while raising her children should be raised up not put down. #AmericanIdol
— Carol Majewski (@ceefreeski) March 6, 2023
You look like you been on the table too long yourself! You were beyond disrespectful and cruel to Sara Beth on Sunday night and I have been a fan of yours for years but after that performance I no longer am! I feel sorry for Orlando bloom and hope you don’t treat him like that
— Kimberly Watson (@kwatson7279) March 7, 2023
WHY WERE YOU SO NASTY TO
SARA BETH. YOU WERE REALLY TERRIBLE TO HER!! JUST WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE!!??@ABCNetwork
— Sassy Lady💯🇺🇲🇺🇲❤ (@SassyLadyfromVA) March 6, 2023
Katy Perry being the mean girl to Sara Beth. Like dang – you’re not pretty enough to pull that off Katy. Come back down to reality. #AmericanIdol
— ItzVictoriazSecretz (@LoveLundyReal) March 6, 2023
A small section of fans still endorsed Perry’s actions via their tweets.
lol she's pretty enough to do anything pic.twitter.com/0PFD0XiuLv
— TIMO (@katy_timo) March 8, 2023
Say that again pic.twitter.com/UtKoswEVzg
— d̶a̶̶v̶ı̶d̶ (@ifinallysmile) March 9, 2023
This is not the first time that the mother of one has behaved inappropriately while judging the singing reality show. Her infamous and completely unsolicited kiss on the lips of a rather young male contestant is still an eyebrow-raiser. The contestant had claimed during the audition that he hadn’t kissed anyone yet and Perry took it into her hands to become his “first kiss”. The man later went on to admit that he felt very uncomfortable in that situation and that he always wanted his first kiss to be special.
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