She is said to be deeply unhappy with the way producers have portrayed her, labeling her as the “nasty judge,” which has resulted in a backlash from viewers and has taken an emotional toll on her.
According to a close source, this season has been particularly challenging for Perry. She has faced incidents such as being involved in a mom-shaming scandal and receiving criticism for her harsh comments and judgments toward contestants. Perry strongly believes that the producers have failed to remove certain comments she made during the show, feeling that they have thrown her under the bus.
She joined American Idol with the intention of nurturing young talent, but the misinterpretation of her intentions has led to a negative perception of her as a judge. The constant criticism and booing from the audience have deeply affected her, causing her to question her continued involvement in the show.
Throughout the season, Perry has faced numerous controversies and backlash from fans. Accusations of mom-shaming and negative comments during Hollywood Week triggered strong negative reactions, with fans expressing their discontent on social media and some even calling for her replacement.
The situation escalated when the season’s winner was crowned amidst allegations of rigging, further impacting Perry’s image. Despite Perry’s substantial salary of $25 million per season, the source emphasizes that her decision to leave the show is not driven by financial reasons.
It is primarily about preserving her legacy and not wanting her career to be defined by a talent competition show where she does not perform. Representatives for Perry and American Idol have not provided any comments on the matter.
During a post-finale interview, Perry avoided questions about her future on the show, expressing gratitude for its renewal but offering no further insights. Her silence has fueled speculation about her potential departure.
While she remained tight-lipped about the outcome of this season, she emphasized the importance of the contestants’ stories, sounds, and voices that need to be heard as the heart of the show.
Katy Perry’s tenure as an American Idol judge has been marked by controversy and criticism in almost every season since she joined the show. From the notorious kiss with a contestant to recent accusations of being overly critical, Perry has faced intense scrutiny, including heavy trolling.
Her potential exit from the show could have a significant impact as auditions for the next season approach. It would mark the end of an era and leave a void to be filled by a new judge. Only time will reveal how the show will move forward without the iconic popstar and whether Katy Perry’s concerns about her portrayal and legacy will be addressed in the future.