‘American Idol’ contestant calls judge’s joke ‘hurtful’

American Idol contestant Sara Beth Liebe is speaking out after judge Katy Perry received backlash for seemingly mocking the mother-of-three during her audition.

During the March 5 episode of American Idol, Sara Beth shocked the judges when she revealed that she had given birth to three children before the age of 25.


Katy, 38, pretended as though she was going to faint, which prompted Sara Beth to say: ‘If Katy lays on the table, I think I’m going to pass out.’

Katy – who is a mother, herself – then quipped: ‘Honey, you been laying on the table too much.’ 


Judge Katy pretended as though she was going to faint

In a new TikTok, the aspiring singer admitted that she found the joke ‘hurtful’ and went on to discourage others from taking part in ‘mom shaming.’

‘At the start of my audition before I sang, I mentioned that I had three children and was a young mother and Katy Perry made a joke that wasn’t super kind,’ began Sara Beth, as transcribed by JustJared.


‘I don’t have too much to say on my feelings about it because it’s probably pretty self explanatory.’

She continued: ‘It was embarrassing to have that on TV. And it was hurtful and, you know, that’s that.


Sara Beth went on to encourage others to uplift women and spoke directly other young mothers who have reached out to her in support.

‘But, 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 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. I wanted to take this opportunity to say I see all of the young moms and just moms in general who have commented on all of the videos and posts… I see you and I hear you and I am grateful for you.


‘Keep loving your babies. Nobody deserves to feel crappy about that. I think if you’re a good mama and you love your babies that’s all that really matters and other comments don’t feel necessary,’ concluded Sara Beth.


Credit: dailymail.co.uk


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