One teen's take on kissing Katy Perry.
Jenna Buhmann is enjoying her 15 minutes of fame.
Over the past few months, the 23-year-old pop star has stirred controversy among religious groups with her song "I Kissed a Girl," but Buhmann, a self-proclaimed lesbian, didn't mind one bit.
We dished with Jenna about the kiss heard 'round the world.
ML: You must have been shocked when Katy kissed you--how did it happen?
JB: I was just standing in the crowd and she suddenly looked at me for maybe 15 seconds. We shared a long and intense moment and then she let go of her bodyguard and grabbed my arm. The crowd started pushing me toward her and she puckered her lips. I grabbed the back of her head and we kissed. The kiss only lasted for about four seconds--no tongue, unfortunately!
ML: What do you and your friends think about all the controversy surrounding the song?
JB: I don't think it's a big deal because I've been openly gay since I was in seventh grade. However, lots of religious groups don't like the message she is spreading. But in this day and age, girls can kiss each other and it doesn't necessarily mean they're gay. Women are just more affectionate with each other than men are.
ML: Katy's mother has allegedly gone on record saying she hates her daughter's song because it promotes homosexuality and sends a 'disgusting' message. What does your own mom think?
JB: My mom thinks it's awesome! She says everyone has his or her 15 minutes of fame and this is mine. She doesn't have any problem with homosexuality. However, I think Katy's mom's dislike of the song is just a media scam. I'm a member of the Katy Perry forum and everyone believes her mom is supportive. The entire backlash is just for publicity.
ML: You're underage! Should Katy have asked for your I.D. before kissing you?
JB: No way! I would have kissed her no matter what. And I'm glad I did--I like typing my name in the Google search engine and seeing the results. I don't think my fame will last long, but it's fun in the meantime!
ML: OK, we gotta ask--was Katy wearing red cherry Chapstick?
JB: No--but I was! It was a total coincidence. I'm obsessed with lip balm and had just bought a new tube of cherry red Chapstick and had put it on right before the kiss.
Tell us--would you be upset if your daughter kissed a girl?