In a show of solidarity, country music star and “american idol” judge Luke Bryan came to the defense of his co-judge, pop superstar Katy Perryafter facing harsh criticism from fans for his verdicts and judging style.
The duo, who served as judges on the popular singing competition, have bonded strongly over the years, and Bryan was quick to step up and support Perry amid the backlash.
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Luke Bryan defends Katy Perry against harsh criticism
The source of the controversy was various comments she made recently on “American Idol” that left fans divided and vocal about their displeasure, even booing the singer at one point. Perry was also accused of shaming her mother by Sara Beth Liebe after the singer joked that she was “laying on the table too much”.
Acknowledging the growing negativity, Bryan, in a recent interview with FoxNews, tackled the situation head on. In a heartfelt message, he defended his co-judge on the show, pointing out the challenges of being a judge, and praised Perry for his ability to shrug off negative attention.
Bryan said: “Katy Perry has been dealing with stuff like this her whole career. We all get it…We judge the kids that people back home fall in love with. We’re not going to beat 1,000 as judges.
Luke Bryan laments that judges are placed in difficult positions
In defending Perry, Bryan also expressed his belief that he and his co-judges on the show, including Perry and Lionel Richie, are constantly placed in difficult positions. He explained the nature of their role and the tough decisions they have to make about which contestants viewers love.
“I think we are settling down. As judges, you know, we often fall on the sword,” Bryan remarked. “And sit where people can be heard on social media and such. My thing is, I think when me, Lionel and Katy sit in the office, in our hearts, we’re doing the best we can.
Bryan emphasized that the judge’s decisions are not taken lightly and are rooted in their collective expertise and understanding of the music industry. He also acknowledged the emotional toll the decisions could take on judges, fans and viewers back home.
Former American Idol contestant comes to the defense of Katy Perry
According people magazine, an “American Idol” Season 21 contestant also recently came forward to defend the “Roar” singer amid the fan criticism she’s faced. Aspiring entertainer Oliver Steele took to social media to express his support and gratitude for the pop star as he recounted his personal experience with Perry.
“Katy is no bully, and she doesn’t put people to shame,” Steele wrote on Instagram. “Katy has an incredible ability to not only tell what emotional state you’re in, but also to tell what’s holding you back. I love all the judges, but Katy always seemed able to look into my soul and say what’s holding you back. was troubling me or what I was struggling with.
The former contestant added: “It’s one thing to teach someone to believe in their abilities, which is what the judges are fabulous at. Katy reminded me to believe in who I am as an artist. She challenged me to push myself, to take on challenges that made me feel uncomfortable.
Luke Bryan says it will be hard for them to leave the show
Moreover, in the interview with FoxNewsthe “Born Here Live Here Die Here” singer opened up about his future on the show, the emotional attachment he and his fellow judges have developed to “American Idol,” and the difficulty they anticipate leaving the show When the time comes .
“It’s a show where kids can sit, and parents can cry and laugh together and have fun,” Bryan said. “It’s going to be a tough show for me, and Lionel and Katy have to get away. Ryan has been around for 21 years.…Ryan Seacrest could do whatever he wants.
He continued, “We feel like we’ve done a great job as a show, and we felt like this year was what we all worked towards together.”
The singer stressed that he would stay with the program as long as “the vibe feels like we’re moving forward and upwards” with people being “emotionally moved” by the show.