If the #MeToo movement wants to promote gender equality in society, then women also should also be called out when they abuse their power and sexually harass others.
That was the message of model Josh Kloss who took to Instagram over the weekend to claim that singer Katy Perry made inappropriate and nonconsensual contact with him at a social event after they worked together in 2010, performing steamy scenes for her “Teenage Dream” video. Kloss alleged the pop star greeted him at a party by pulling down his sweat pants and underwear to expose his genitals to the rest of the crowd.
“Can you imagine how pathetic and embarrassed I felt?” Kloss wrote in one of several posts related to his allegations. “I just say this now because our culture is set on proving men of power are perverse. But females with power are just as disgusting.”
Perry has yet to publicly address the allegations, but her friends and fans have accused Kloss of “clout-chasing,” appropriating the good intentions of the #MeToo movement and fabricating allegations years after the fact in order to gain publicity and acting and modeling opportunities
Johnny Wujek, a former creative consultant for “America’s Next Top Model” and the guest of honor at the party Kloss mentioned, denounced Kloss’ accusations, writing on one of Kloss’ posts: “Oh hell no. … Katy would never do something like that.”
Another friend of Perry’s, jewelry designer Markus Molinari, also wrote on Kloss’ post that the model was romantically obsessed with the singer. “You were paid for a job like any other job you’ve had but your obsession with Katy has hit another level,” Molinari wrote. “Stop lying to yourself and find peace in your life. Move on.”
But others commenting on Kloss’ posts noted that it’s not the first time Perry has been accused of being overly flirtatious or even sexually inappropriate with men.
Indeed, Perry generated headlines for her heavy flirting with male contestants during her stint as a judge on season 16 of “American Idol.”
Most notably, Perry kissed 19-year-old contestant Benjamin Glaze without his consent after he mentioned that he had never been kissed before. The cashier from Enid, Oklahoma said on the March 2018 episode that he had never been in a relationship and “I can’t kiss a girl without being in a relationship.”
Perry beckoned Glaze over for what he thought would be a kiss on the cheek, but the pop star …
Source:: East Bay – Entertainment