Katy Perry Advocates For Paid Maternity Leave After Returning To ‘American Idol’

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Katy Perry gave birth to her daughter Daisy Dove in August and is already back to work on the set of American Idol. She recently tweeted to advocate for paid family leave for those who have gone back to work after having children.

New Mom Katy Perry Posts Slew Of Tweets Advocating For Paid Family Leave

On September 24, Katy tweeted “Popular misconception: being a mom isn’t a full-time job.” She has been very upfront about how she plans to continue to work while taking care of her newborn. The American Idol judge continued “Part 2: when a mom finally goes back to work (whatever profession they do) it’s not like they been coming from months of ‘time off …’ she’s coming from a full-time job … of being a mom, lol.”

“Part 3: call your mom and tell her you love and appreciate her and advocate for paid family leave!” she wrote.

She finally added “Part 4. I love my job.” Katy has been a judge on American Idol since season 16. She also recently released her album “Smile” which she did a ton of promotion for while pregnant with Daisy.


Katy Is Back On Set With Her Fellow Judges

Katy along with fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan were all photographed back on the set of American Idol along with host Ryan Seacrest. The fourth season of the Fox installment of the show is set to premiere sometime in 2021. The show is taking new precautions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in order to ensure the contestants and judges’ safety.

The judges and Ryan were reunited in pictures posted on Instagram with the new audition set up. Katy was glowing in a giraffe printed outfit and a matching hat showing off her post-baby body. Ryan also flaunted some new facial hair gearing up for this new exciting season.

Normally, the judges go on the road to find talent from across the country. This time, the judges will stay put in California while contestants travel to audition. The judges will be sitting six feet apart from each other to maintain social distancing and everyone will be tested regularly for coronavirus. While we probably won’t have any appearances from Katy’s baby this season amid the pandemic, she will definitely talk about taking on the role of motherhood at some point on the show.


American Idol has always been able to bring people together, entertain and inspire, and I am so proud of how this show continued to deliver joy and laughter into people’s homes during a time when we needed it the most,” Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a press release. “There is no one who we feel more confident about leading us into a new season of high notes than Luke, Katy, Lionel and the incomparable Ryan Seacrest.”


Samantha Agate
Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate is a contributor and host for Talent Recap on YouTube with a previous byline at The Blast. She graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn't binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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