'Idol' contestants contest racism charge
Two complainants even caught recently cheerleading show
Complaints of racism levied against "American Idol" couldn't be more false, according to two African-American finalists.
Last week, in a legal precursor to a lawsuit, nine disqualified "Idol" hopefuls accused the show and FOX of a discriminating against African-Americans by disqualifying contestants found to have criminal backgrounds that they lied about on their applications.
But TMZ has Melinda Doolittle (Season 6) and Vonzell Solomon (Season 4) attacking the charges.
"It is shocking to see such allegations," Doolittle said. "It is shocking to see such allegations. In my experience on the show, the 'Idol' team strives to champion everyone, regardless of race."
Wait, it gets way more damning than that. Months before disqualified "American Idol" contestants Terrell and Derrell Brittenum took part in the legal action against the show, TMZ caught them publicly thanking show producer Nigel Lythgoe for giving them their big break.
The TMZ clip shows Terrell, outside a Broadway show, hugging and then introducing Lythgoe to the video camera as the man "who gave me my start."
Hmm, perhaps these twins are the Gemini kind.
"American Idol" airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
I guess this year we can expect a black idol. From what I'm seeing the black performers get praised for just showing up and the Caucasians need not apply, they get trashed even when they are spot on.
Talk about not fair, only Mariah keeps it professional.
When you suck and don't win, it must be racism. What else do they have to blame it on? Could it be you just didn't have the votes? Obama stole the election, why not have the same thing for "Idol"? Most of the winners are not the favorites, but they have the votes? Really? African-Americans just can't stop with the racism and they wonder why people are starting to hate them more and more each day. Give it a rest!!!!