Katy Perry says she feels 'outnumbered' by testosterone on American Idol and wants Lizzo to join her
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During an interview with BuzzFeed, the ‘Dark Horse’ singer was asked if she could pick another judge for the competition reality show, who it would be and why.
Without hesitation, the singer picked Lizzo.
“I would like Lizzo to come and join American Idol…this is an invitation from me, Katy Perry, and Lizzo I’m asking you to join the panel. I’m feeling a little outnumbered on the testosterone," she began.
“I could really use some bold, honest hot takes.”
And Twitter was loving this pitch.
One person wrote: “OH YES I NEED THIS BAAAAD!!!!!!!!!! Especially since it’ll give me something to watch during the week @lizzo mother pls do it.”
Another said: “I feel like they’d have amazing chemistry together tbh.”
While a third said: “This is the only way to get me to watch American Idol for the first time in years.”
However, some even suggested that the ‘Truth Hurts’ singer should replace Perry, as one user commented: “As a replacement, yes, please.”
While another shared: “I say get rid of Katy. Bring Lizzo and Cardi to replace her.”
The ‘Roar’ singer has been met with controversy during her time as a judge, as she copped significant backlash for a mom-shaming comment.
It came when contestant Sara Beth Liebe, a mom of three, joked during her audition: "If Katy lays on the table, I think I'm going to pass out.”
Perry quipped back: "Honey, you've been laying on the table too much.”
One viewer slammed the comment, writing: “@katyperry mom shaming???? You, of all people, should get it. Appalling.”
Another commented: “@katyperry as an artist I love you but as a person, you sometimes have a nasty attitude. Mom shaming Sara Beth was incredibly rude and uncalled for. Shame on you!!!!”
Later, when the young mom decided to bow out of the competition to be with her kids, she admitted she was embarrassed by Perry’s comment.
In a video posted to her TikTok account, she said: “I did want to take this opportunity to say that I think that women supporting and uplifting other women is so cool, and I think that mum shaming is super lame.
“It was embarrassing to have that on TV, and it was hurtful.
“It’s hard enough to be a mum, and it’s hard enough to be a woman.”