'It was hurtful': 'American Idol' contestant Sara Beth Liebe slams Katy Perry for her 'mom-shaming' joke
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Katy Perry is getting a lot of flak online after ‘mom-shaming’ one of the contestants during 'American Idol' auditions. At present, the participant Sara Beth Liebe has come forward and shared her take on the ‘Roar’ singer’s comments. In her TikTok post, the mother-of-three stated, "There was a joke that was made that's gotten a lot of attention, and I've gotten a lot of people reaching out to me asking how I'm feeling.”
Reminding how it all started, the 25-year-old said, "Katy Perry made a joke that wasn't super kind. It was embarrassing to have that on TV, and it was hurtful. I think that women supporting and uplifting other women is so cool and I think that mom-shaming is super lame and I think that it's hard enough to be a mom and it's hard enough to be a woman." When Liebe introduced herself, the judges were shocked to know that she was 25 years old and top of that, a mother of three children. Especially, Katy Perry flipped and stood up, beginning to fan herself, as per People.
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'Honey, you've been laying on the table too much'
That’s when the contestant said, "If Katy lays on the table, I think I'm going to pass out.” To which, the ‘Never Really Over’ singer responded, "Honey, you've been laying on the table too much."
Liebe in her TikTok clip encouraged young moms and said, "I see all of the young moms and just moms in general ... keep loving your babies. Nobody deserves to feel crappy about that. If you're a good mama and you love your babies, that's all that really matters. Other comments just don't feel necessary."
'Is this your dream?'
During the audition, Perry asked her how badly she wants it, “Is this your dream? If it's not your dream, you might need to leave because there are a lot of dreams behind you." To which, Liebe replied, "Right, literally I'm still processing. I can't even answer.” The ‘Firework’ star did give Liebe ‘Yes’, when she said, "Yeah, I guess? Why not?" but that didn’t stop Liebe from letting out her feelings for Perry. Notably, Luke Bryan voted yes, while Lionel Richie voted no.