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Rockntractor
01-26-2013, 12:28 PM
'American Idol' is racist, lawyer claims: Nine former contestants, including Corey Clark, primed to sue
'Idol' executive producer Nigel Lythgoe called the allegations 'ridiculous.' 'We treat everybody the same ... no matter the race, religion or sex,' he said.

By Corky Siemaszko / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
The hit talent show "American Idol" has been waging an off-key campaign to boost ratings by playing the race card, a New York lawyer claims.

The attorney, James Freeman, said the show has been juicing-up the drama by publically revealing that some black contestants have arrest records - and then using that as an excuse to boot them off the show.

Freeman said he has submitted a letter to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asking for permission to sue the show on behalf of nine humiliated African-American contestants - all of them male.

But Freeman declined to release a copy when contacted by The Daily News - and said he could not explain how the celebrity website TMZ.com got the letter.

"I don't know how they got it, but they got it," Freeman said Friday. "I'm not trying to litigate these claims through the press."
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It is time to lynch the word racist.

Novaheart
01-26-2013, 03:46 PM
The Achilles heal of all these "reality shows" is that the executives have to make behind the scenes decisions which affect the outcome. It even says so in the small print. You can't have Survivor or Big Brother be all women because people stop watching. You can't kick all the black people off Survivor 1, 2, 3 even if that's the way the ball bounces because it looks bad, and the black contestants seem to know it. You can't kick the obnoxious born agin Chrisschun off the show too early. You have to have a wholesome lesbian, a bitch gay man, a mouthy black chick, a Navy seal and/or malevolent prick body builder, a dorky fundie who says, "Darn it to heck!", an old guy who knows what he's doing, a fat guy who just can't do the last elimination contest, a lazy person, a leader, and as much manufactured drama as you can stand.

You also can't let American Idol be decided by people texting their favorites because some demographics have unlimited texts and nothing better to do.

Lager
01-26-2013, 07:28 PM
You also have to tweak the "reality' part if your audience's short attention span means they're bored, and not watching your show as much. Hence, the manufactured rift between members of the panel. It seems there's about the same genuineness and truthfulness in these "reality" shows as there is in the democratic party.

Lager
01-26-2013, 07:30 PM
You can't kick all the black people off Survivor 1, 2, 3 even if that's the way the ball bounces because it looks bad, and the black contestants seem to know it.


You mean team Chicken and Waffles? :biggrin-new:

NJCardFan
01-27-2013, 12:48 AM
American Idol is racist? Um, OK. But according to my recollection seasons 2, 3, & 6 winners were black.

Novaheart
01-27-2013, 02:20 AM
American Idol is racist? Um, OK. But according to my recollection seasons 2, 3, & 6 winners were black.

There is an element in this country which thinks that because there are two, three, or four classifications that the results should be evenly distributed. There is an even dumber element of society which thinks it's perfectly OK for one football team to be all black but if another is all white then it's racist.

Zeus
01-27-2013, 03:59 AM
American Idol is racist? Um, OK. But according to my recollection seasons 2, 3, & 6 winners were black.

The only white judge on American Idol isn't even an American. :rolleyes:

enslaved1
01-28-2013, 11:48 AM
If it gets rid of American Idol, can we chalk it up to useful idiots? :D

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noonwitch
01-28-2013, 05:55 PM
I don't watch American Idol.


There aren't many black people on Honey Boo Boo, but that probably has more to do with the racial geography of rural Georgia. The clerk in the local store is black.

AmPat
01-31-2013, 07:38 PM
The Achilles heal of all these "reality shows" is that the executives have to make behind the scenes decisions which affect the outcome. It even says so in the small print. You can't have Survivor or Big Brother be all women because people stop watching. You can't kick all the black people off Survivor 1, 2, 3 even if that's the way the ball bounces because it looks bad, and the black contestants seem to know it. You can't kick the obnoxious born agin Chrisschun off the show too early. You have to have a wholesome lesbian, a bitch gay man, a mouthy black chick, a Navy seal and/or malevolent prick body builder, a dorky fundie who says, "Darn it to heck!", an old guy who knows what he's doing, a fat guy who just can't do the last elimination contest, a lazy person, a leader, and as much manufactured drama as you can stand.

You also can't let American Idol be decided by people texting their favorites because some demographics have unlimited texts and nothing better to do.
Now who is the "obnoxious" one? ------------------------AGAIN!