Things got seriously uncomfortable on American Idol Sunday night. This season has certainly seen its share of awkward moments, but this might be the most cringeworthy one of all. Ryan Seacrest was caught on live TV making some weird comments to Katy Perry, apparently unaware that they were back on the air after a commercial break.
As the camera pans in, Perry pointedly says "We're on," trying to direct Seacrest's attention to the camera.
"Your mom's pretty," he replies.
Perry says, "My mom? Well, I hope the apple doesn't fall far from the tree," and winks at the camera, perhaps trying to signal to Seacrest that, um, THEY'RE LIVE.
He chuckles and says, "You are too, but you're not a mom."
"Not yet," she said.
And then Seacrest made things seriously weird when he said, "Do you wanna talk about it?"
At this point, Lionel Richie mutters "Don't start."
There's some uncomfortable laughter, and you can see the exact moment when Seacrest gazes around and realizes that they are in fact on live TV. The show went on as planned, but many American Idol fans on Twitter couldn't get over the awkward moment.
katy perry literally had to tell ryan seacrest that the cameras were rolling and he continues to hit on her, asks if she’s a mom and says “you wanna talk about it??” after she says no. what’s going on i’m uncomfortable #AmericanIdol pic.twitter.com/ichf6TWGoh- WE WANT AL4 || 31 171 (@WHAMCULT) May 14, 2018
What was with that creepy #AmericanIdol moment with Ryan Seacrest just now? I am so uncomfortable. 😩😩😩😖- Kim (@__Kim6611) May 14, 2018
Did anyone else just witness the super uncomfortable comments Ryan Seacrest just said to Katy Perry when he didn't know he was live? #AmericanIdol- Wiz Keℓℓeyfa (@Hottkoolaid) May 14, 2018
I can’t believe Ryan Seacrest just insinuated that he wanted to impregnate Katy Perry on live television whilst under the impression they were on a commercial break omg wtf #AmericanIdol- nina (@povpaul) May 14, 2018
That... was creepy af from Ryan Seacrest. Did he know they were on air or.....? #AmericanIdol- Joe (@iJoeJoee) May 14, 2018
You can watch the final episodes of this season of American Idol on Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21.
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