Katy Perry Playfully Fires Back at Luke Bryan After Leg Hair Criticism on Set of ‘American Idol’

by Anna Dunn

Katy Perry fired back at American Idol co-host Luke Bryan after he teased her for her leg hair.

While on the set of the show on Sunday, Luke Bryan told Perry, “I know you’re a mom and everything, but we gotta do something about this leg hair.” Perry posted a video of the two teasing each other on her Instagram story.

Katy Perry fired back, “No! I don’t got time! I’d rather cuddle with my daughter!” The star, whose incredibly busy schedule involves taking care of her daughter, making music, and being a host on American Idol, doesn’t have much time for much else.

Perry opened up during an American Idol episode last month. In the episode, she talked about how she stopped shaving her legs after becoming a mother. She joked about it when giving a contestant, Cassandra Coleman, feedback.

“As a new mother, I don’t have very much time, so I’ve quit shaving my legs,” she said, “But when you sang, the hair on my legs grew an inch and a half. Full-body chills! It was amazing.”

Katy Perry and the other ‘American Idol’ Judges Surprised fans This Year with a Big Twist

To try and do some justice for the 2020 contestants, the show announced a surprise return of some of the 2020 competitors. The 2020 competitors had to compete from home, but judges did crown a winner. The “twist” came quite late in the game, right as the show narrowed down their final ten contestants.

The move divided American Idol fans, many of which said it was completely unfair to the existing 2021 contestants, who had already been competing for a good portion of the season and deserved a fair shot. Many fans said they already had one.

Katy Perry said of the decision that “Those finalists never got the true experience of the big stage, the lights, the cameras, the hair, the makeup, the wardrobe, that fun stuff.”

But many American Idol fans argued that it’s one thing to let the 2020 contestants perform, but another to let them actually compete. The decision drew further controversy when a 2021 contestant was voted out. Meanwhile, a 2020 contestant was given a chance to compete again in 2021.

Whether it’s Luke Bryan and Katy Perry bickering like siblings or a more serious game-change, one thing is clear. This year’s American Idol season is definitely one for the books. The season is drawing very close to its finale. The top 5 compete for a spot in the finals next Sunday. If you’d like to watch it, it’ll be on ABC at 8 PM.