Taking A Stand.

Earl and I have decided that we are not going to watch “American Idol” for a while. I was fully prepared to jump onto this latest season in full snark mode, but last night’s auditions in Seattle were just too mean spirited. The judges were pretty mean spirited on Tuesday, last night they were just downright mean. We weren’t entertained at all.

Now I don’t consider Earl and I to be ultra politically correct guys. Once in a while we may snicker privately when we shouldn’t or we may tell a joke that’s a little rude. However, we know the limits of good taste and last night a line crossed. The three judges on American Idol hit a new low. Three people “in the business” really have no business making fun of a contestant’s physical apperance by calling him a monkey. Paula Abdul, regardless of her state of inebriation, should not cheer a contestant on when they’re in the room and then laugh uproariously when they’ve left. That was just humiliating for all involved. The judges and the producers should be ashamed of themselves.

We’re not watching the rest of the audition process. We may boycott the rest of the season. It’s just become too mean.


  1. Good for you. Jeffrey and I used to be diehard fans of Idol, Amazing Race and Survivor, but the reality shows got so mean spirited we realized we couldn’t stomach how people were treating each other, especially the couples, so we gave up. We’ve recorded the first few eps of Grease, but I just can’t bring myself to watch it for fear it is more of the same. I see enough of people’s ugly nature every day, i don’t need to see more of it when I’m home trying to relax…we boycott with you, brother!

  2. This is amazing! I blogged about the same thing bright and early the next morning. Since then, I’ve had two other friends blog about it (before reading mine)…and Rosie O’Donnell bitched about it, too.

    I’m thrilled that I’m not alone in this. And I’m actually relieved to realize that America may be nicer than I’d thought!

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