Katy Perry's temporary exit from "American Idol" has left fans divided as the singer faces backlash for her critical remarks about contestants. As Perry joins Lionel Richie to perform at King Charles III's coronation concert on Sunday, Ed Sheeran and Alanis Morissette will step in as guest judges.

Some fans have supported Perry's brief departure, voicing their opinions on social media. One commenter on Page Six's Instagram post noted that Katy's comment was "rude and uncalled for." Another stated, "Temporarily? So people just forget what a jackass she is? Tiger doesn't change its stripes."

However, others have defended the "I Kissed a Girl" singer, comparing her to the notoriously harsh Simon Cowell, a former judge on the show. One supporter remarked, "Simon Cowell was WAYYYYYYYY worse and he never got replaced! People being offended... ohhhhhhh no." Another fan praised the trio of Perry, Richie, and Luke Bryan, calling them "the best" and urging the show not to let any of them go.

Perry, 38, has not publicly responded to the criticism, but she may discuss her time in England upon her return to the judges' table. The singer first faced backlash after joking that contestant Sara Beth Liebe had been "laying on the table too much" when learning the young singer had three children. Liebe, who later left "Idol" to care for her kids, expressed her disappointment in a TikTok video, stating, "It was embarrassing to have that on TV, and it was hurtful."

More recently, Perry was booed for critiquing another contestant's glittery outfit.

Katy Perry Faces Backlash for Harsh Remarks on "American Idol": Fans Compare Her to Simon Cowell

Katy Perry, a judge on "American Idol," has been receiving criticism from fans who believe she is acting "rude and condescending" towards contestants, particularly during Hollywood Week. This comes shortly after she faced accusations of "mom-shaming" contestant Sara Beth Liebe, leading to her exit from the show.

The 38-year-old singer has previously been criticized for her seemingly harsh remarks, despite the show's initial popularity stemming from Simon Cowell's notoriously blunt feedback.

In a recent episode, contestants Carina DeAngelo, 25, and Nutsa Buzaladze, 25, had trouble finding their groove during rehearsals. When the pair performed their duet of "I Put a Spell on You" for Perry and fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, Perry called their performance "underwhelming."

"I just think the energy was broken between both of you and so I think you couldn't give each other the energy you both needed. That you both deserved," said Perry. "I think you're both better than that performance."

Fans were not pleased with Perry's comments. One person commented on a photo posted by host Ryan Seacrest, saying, "Katy is so rude and condescending to the contestants unless it's a male cutie then she acts like a teenage fool." Another viewer expressed disappointment, stating, "She was incredibly insensitive and unkind to a sweet, raw, and honest Sara Beth Liebe as if she's forgotten what it's like to be young and new to the 'dream.'"

Some even compared Perry's remarks to those made by original "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell, who was known for his tough critiques during the show's initial run from 2002 to 2016.

Not all fans agreed with the judges' decision to keep Buzaladze in the competition while sending DeAngelo home. "They sent the wrong one home," one fan argued on Twitter. Another added, "Sent wrong one home!! I liked @carinadeangelo voice much better!! Could not believe they kept ol girl!! Ugh."