Early this week’s “American Idol” episode featured an unforgettable moment when Katy Perry was allowed to inform contestants whether they would be moving forward.
However, her lengthy speeches leading up to the reveal reminded me of Tyra Banks’ style from “America’s Next Top Model.”
The “Dark Horse” singer told one aspirant:
“The challenging thing about love, is when you love something, you have to let it go. We have to let you go … into the top 24!”
The striking resemblance between Katy and Tyra was not lost on observers, who took to social media to express their thoughts.
One Twitter user quipped:
“Tyra Banks ran so Katy Perry could walk.”
“I’m screaming … ‘but you will be going home … to pack your bags! So hilarious!”
Many people were divided about Katy Perry’s role as a judge on Tyra Banks’ TV competition show.
One individual commented:
“Katy Perry went to Tyra Banks’ school of how to be an effective tv competition judge.”
Katy, in contrast to Sara Beth Liebe, takes a different approach:
“you’re the most stunning girl in the world which is why you’re going home because you’re prettier than me.”
The news took aback judge Katy Perry, and as she pretended to faint and almost fell on a table, Sara quickly responded with a joke:
“In that case, I think I’m going to pass out.”
The “Thinking of You” singer responded wryly:
“Honey, you’ve been laying on this table too much.”
Sara ignored Katy’s remark then; however, after the episode aired, she claimed that the “joke” was not kind.
Sara declared on TikTok that “Mom shaming is super lame,” as well as her belief that women should support and lift one another.
She explained her recent experience by reflecting on it:
“Having that put out there was certainly embarrassing, and hurtful too – but nonetheless I wanted to use this chance to say something positive.”
She went on to say that motherhood can be difficult, which makes the impact of mom-shaming even more troubling.