Katy Perry Wants to Quit 'American Idol' and Thinks Producers "Threw Her Under the Bus"
Katy Perry has faced some criticism this season on American Idol, and apparently she's ready to quit the show because of it. According to a new report in the Daily Mail, Katy feels like she is being thrown under the bus by producers who she thinks have edited her to seem like the "nasty" judge.
A source says that this season has been particularly hard on Katy—especially due to being accused on mom shaming by a contestant who quit the show.
"Katy feels like [the producers] threw her under the bus," the source explained. "She feels like her comments could have been removed. Katy became aware of the harsh criticism. Getting booed really upset her. She was trying to stay in her lane, do her job and go home."
The insider added that Katy "went into it thinking she was going to foster young talent. For her good intentions to be misinterpreted it was not what she wanted. She has accomplished so much in her career and is now being looked at as a nasty reality show judge. Katy's wanted out for some time now, but this season was way too much for her to handle."
Katy makes a reported $25 million per season of American Idol, but according to the source the money doesn't matter as much as her legacy: "[Katy's decision to quit] is not a money thing. For her, it is starting to be more of a legacy issue. She does not want her career defined by a talent competition show where she isn’t even performing."
Guess we'll see what happens?
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