So, this happened. 12-year-old Chase was holding up a sign that said “Will You Be My First Kiss?” at Carrie Underwood’s Louisville, Kentucky show. She yanked him up on stage, yes she did.
“How do you want to do this?” She asked.
“Lip to lip,” he said, without missing a beat.
He closes his eyes, then it’s wham, bam, thank you, ma’am, with a quick peck.
The idea of a married 29-year-old kissing a prepubescent boy on the lips icks some people out — like some of the commentators on Jezebel:
I think this is wrong on a lot of levels. First off, he’s a child. If this was some sweet, geeky sixteen year old with glasses that looked like Urkel, oh ok, whatever. But this was not, he is pre-pubescent. That’s not cute, that’s just…creepy. I don’t care if it’s a peck, it’s still a kiss that he obviously wanted because he’s “sexually” attracted to her. Secondly, she’s married, and as “whatever” some people may think this is, if I went home and told my husband I kissed a 12 year old boy who asked me to be his first kiss, he would not only look at me as if I was insane, he’d probably be non-too pleased. -MemilyTrees
But it seems harmless to me. Just think — in Europe, it’d be nothing! Europeans kiss everyone they meet! Kissing is not sexual unless we make it, and I wish our country would loosen up about sex, sometimes. I am 90% sure that smooching with a hot, talented super star like Carrie Underwood for your first kiss is something Jesus Would Do.
And for the record, I kind of wish I could go back in time and have Carrie Underwood be my first kiss. Sorry, Jarrett Meyer.