The model/actor is coming forward now to show that powerful women can be just as “disgusting” as powerful men.
Josh Kloss, the male model and actor who worked opposite Katy Perry in her Teenage Dream video has said that the singer treated him in a manner that made him feel “like a prostitute” when he was trying to make a name for himself in the industry. He claims that the pop star pulled his sweatpants and underwear out to show a group of her friends his penis. He says that incident occurred at the birthday party for costume designer Johnny Wujek in 2012.
He wrote on Instagram:
This one time I brought a friend who was dying to meet her. It was Johnny Wujek’s birthday party at moonlight roller way. And when I saw her, we hugged and she was still my crush. But as I turned to introduce my friend, she pulled my Adidas sweats and underwear out as far as she could to show a couple of her guy friends and the crowd around us, my penis.
Can you imagine how pathetic and embarrassed i felt?
Kloss wrote, “I just say this now because our culture is set on proving men of power are perverse. But females with power are just as disgusting.”
He says that when he met Perry, they sang a worship song together and she was “cool and kind” but when others were around, she was “cold as ice.” Kloss says that Perry told the entire set that kissing him was “gross” during the filming of the video. He said that he saw Perry a couple of times after her breakup with Russel Brand.
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You know. After I met Katy, we sang a worship song, “open the eyes of my heart” She was cool and kind. When other people were around she was cold as ice even called the act of kissing me “gross” to the entire set while filming. Now I was pretty embarrassed but kept giving my all, as my ex was busy cheating on me and my daughter was just a toddler, I knew I had to endure for her sake. After the first day of shooting, Katy invited me to a strip club in Santa Barbara. I declined and told her “I have to go back to hotel and rest, because this job is all I have right now” So I saw Katy a couple times after her break up with Russel. This one time I brought a friend who was dying to meet her. It was Johny Wujek’s birthday party at moonlight roller way. And when I saw her, we hugged and she was still my crush. But as I turned to introduce my friend, she pulled my Adidas sweats and underwear out as far as she could to show a couple of her guy friends and the crowd around us, my penis. Can you imagine how pathetic and embarrassed i felt? I just say this now because our culture is set on proving men of power are perverse. But females with power are just as disgusting. So for all her good she is an amazing leader, hers songs are mainly great empowering anthems. And that is it. I continued to watch her use clips of her music videos for her world tour and then her dvd, only highlighting one of her male co-stars, and it was me. I made around 650 in total off of teenage dream. I was lorded over by her reps, about not discussing a single thing about anything regarding Katy publicly. And a couple interviews they edited and answered for me. So, happy anniversary to one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs I’ve ever done. Yay #teenagedream I was actually gonna play the song and sing it on ukele for the anniversary, but then as I was tuning I thought, fuck this, I’m not helping her bs image another second.
Watch Perry and Kloss in the Teenage Dream video:
Kloss claims that he only made $650 to film the video.
It has taken this long for Kloss to come forward because he said, “To admit that someone violated you in such a f**ked up way, and you didn’t call the cops at that moment was hard to swallow, and it took a lot of time.”
He also said that he wanted to bring this up for the right reason and not when he would be accused of using the incident to enrich himself.
There have been a million times I could have brought it up, but those times would have benefited me financially. At this time there is absolutely no benefit for me, but benefit for many others, who can contemplate power, would they do what she did to me, or would they stay respectful of me and my body. So you believing me is inconsequential to me, it’s more about letting people believe that even a guy like me has felt powerless and been violated, and still courageous to bring it up when it counts, not when it’s lucrative.
Kloss also claims that Perry’s team gave instructions on how to handle the media in order to protect Perry’s image.
I was supposed to minimize myself and stay PC to protect her “image”
I listened and was a good boy.
The fear sticks with you, when you are censored to protect someone else’s image.
But in return treated like a prostitute and exposed in front of a group of her friends and other random people.
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I was supposed to minimize myself and stay PC to protect her “image” I listened and was a good boy. The fear sticks with you, when you are censored to protect someone else’s image. But in return treated like a prostitute and exposed in front of a group of her friends and other random people. Then you are shocked and you block it out, because you watch the face of children being uplifted by positive music she sang. And your mind is stuck trying to do your job and protect her bs image or be honest and help the global dialogue about power and abuse. And you hear over and over a million times that Males are the great evil on this planet. Meanwhile you know the truth POWER empowers what is corrupt in people, regardless of their gender. Folks I am putting us both out on display to increase and enlighten everyone. I don’t want money for this, Many of you project your own ambitions. I don’t want fame from this, that is why I stomached it and kept working, and kept supporting the “teenage dream” image. And this anniversary, and time elapse made me realize hey now is the time to let it out and let it go. Not one more day of hearing “How was Katy Perry?”
Oh, and does anyone remember when Katy Perry was a judge on American Idol and kissed Benjamin Glaze, a 19-year old contestant? Glaze has said that he doesn’t believe that he was sexually harassed by Perry, but that the kiss was unwanted and he would have refused if she had asked him.
During the height of the #MeToo movement, that kiss got a bit more scrutiny and was criticized. Perry’s response to the backlash? No statement except for a gif.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 12, 2018
It seems that Perry thinks she can do what she likes to men and they should be grateful.
Kloss has faced backlash for coming forward by rabid Perry fans. He insists that not all of the powerful women that he has worked with have treated him badly — he cited Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner as examples.
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For the strong youth defending their queen on here. I commend your heart behind your comments, which seeks to protect someone you idolize. #kimkardashian #krisjenner these are two women in a lot more power than Katy, AND TREATED me with RESPECT! perhaps you should give them your loyalty.
Kloss posted about the shameful incident on the anniversary of the Teenage Dream music video.
So, happy anniversary to one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs I’ve ever done. Yay. I was actually gonna play the song and sing it on ukele for the anniversary, but then as I was turning I thought, f**k this, I’m not helping her bs image another second.
It’s clear that Katy Perry knows everything. She can buy a convent and convert it to her home — against the will of the nuns, she says that we need to live without borders to end terrorism, she tools around in mega yachts to fight climate change, and she can treat men however she wants to because she’s Katy Perry! Isn’t that how Harvey Weinstein thought of women? That he was gifting beautiful women with his troll-faced presence because he was rich and powerful?
Well, Katy, I’ve got a throwback tune for you. It’s from a lesser-known Canadian 80s band, but it sure does seem to fit.
Check out more of Perry’s “wisdom” here:
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- Guess How Many Private Jets A-Listers Took To A Climate Conference In Italy — 12? 56? 114?
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