I really do not like how Katy Perry just treated Sara Beth on #AmericanIdol I don’t watch this show at all and my tv was already on the channel but what I witnessed was not right. They let Katy Perry bully this woman on live national tv before she even started singing. So ugly.— Maven_Star (@EyezrStarry) March 6, 2023
In a clip put out a few days after the incident — which Liebe admitted was “an interesting video to be filming” — the mother of three described the emotions she’d experienced after becoming a viral flashpoint. “While I was on the show, there was a joke that was made that got a lot of attention,” she said, saying the attempt at humor “wasn’t super kind.” “I don’t have too much to say on my feelings about it because it’s probably pretty self-explanatory,” the young mom said. “I mean, it was embarrassing to have that on TV. And it was hurtful and, you know, that’s that.” However, Liebe said she was grateful for the outpouring of love she received in the wake of the mom-shaming incident.
Boo to Katy Perry for mom shaming Sara Beth. Insinuating that she has been “laying on the table too much” to have 3 kids by age 25. A young mother following a dream while raising her children should be raised up not put down. #AmericanIdol— Carol Majewski (@ceefreeski) March 6, 2023
“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,” she said. [firefly_poll] “And I think that it’s hard enough to be a mom and it’s hard enough to be a woman. And I also wanted to take this opportunity to say that 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.” She also had advice, and not about singing. “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,” Liebe said. “That’s all I have to say on the matter,” she said. And look, I get it: These audition shows are largely for laughs, but not for laughs like that. She got passed on to the next round, after all, and by Perry herself. It’s that Perry — whose songs offer a junk-food version of third-wave feminism and empowerment — saw fit to pick on Liebe for having kids, of all things. Fine, then. Let’s do one of these “American Idol” get-harsh comparisons when it comes to what we know about Liebe and Perry. Liebe: Married young, not divorced, has three children in wedlock. Perry: Married once to comedian Russell Brand during one of his crazier periods, divorced, has a child, but not by him. Liebe: Sang in a church choir. Perry: First major hit was about experimenting with lesbian sex. Went downhill from there. Liebe: Seems down to earth, judging by the TikTok video. Katy Perry: “Ground control to Major Tom …” Liebe: Also seems to not be the type to hold a grudge or get angry, judging by the sit-down video. Katy Perry: Google “Katy Perry Taylor Swift.” Enjoy the (pardon the pun) fireworks. Sorry, Katy. In the only race that counts — the human one — our short audition indicates you’re stuck at “not enough.” And no, once it’s all over, you don’t get a second chance by singing “Bennie and the Jets.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
@sarabethliebeWell. I didnt think id be making this video, but i just wanted to say a couple things since im being flooded with articles and comments/messages about this.♬ original sound – Sara Beth