At first when I saw this, I thought, ‘wow, what a memory for that kid! His first kiss was from Katy Perry!’ But then after thinking about it, it was actually pretty inappropriate. Glaze later shared that he’d wanted his first kiss to be with a girlfriend and that coming from a conservative family, the moment with Perry made him uncomfortable. Then I thought, can you even imagine if the roles were reversed?! O.M.G. We’d have a major problem on our hands if a man did that to a woman, the double standard is alive and well my friend. I don’t know if the moment was staged and he was aware that it would be happening, that isn’t unheard of in the entertainment industry, but I really don’t know either way.
However, in any other work environment, this behavior would not be tolerated. If a professional in any other job surprised someone with a kiss without consent, they’d likely be the next person in line at HR. There are men in my life, personally and professionally, that have admitted to me that they won’t even compliment women anymore for fear of being accused of sexual harassment. So we’re supposed to give this situation a pass because it came from a well known, wealthy, good looking celebrity who happens to be a female? Nope, I’m not buying it. Maybe it doesn’t seem like a huge deal, and I’m making a mountain out of a molehill, but fair is fair and I’m calling out the double standard here.