Is American Idol Too Mean?

January 18, 2007 / Posted by:

Rosie O’Donnell on The View went off on the producers and judges of American Idol this morning for their treatment of the above contestant. This season of the show is not different then any other, but for some reason it seems to sting more watching Simon, Paula and Randy make fun of people to their faces, basically crushing their dreams.

Simon said to the man, “You look a little odd. The dancing is terrible. The singing was horrendous and you look like one of those creatures that live in the jungle with those massive eyes. What do they call them? Bush babies.”

Paula calls Simon “sick” and tells the man that he was good and blah blah blah, but as soon as he leaves she starts laughing at him along with Simon and Randy.

Rosie O’Donnell said, “Isn’t that what America thinks is entertainment? To make fun of someone’s physical appearance and then when they leave the room laugh hysterically at them? Three millionaires, one probably intoxicated….”

You know, I do have a heart of black coal, but watching them make fun of people to their faces is a little much. Especially since these people really think they have a chance. It’s one thing to make fun of the freaks that are only there to be on TV, but there are some people that genuinely believe they are good. Yes, they know what they are getting themselves into…but can’t they wait until they leave the room before they start trashing them?

Why do they even need to comment with the bad ones? I mean they are BAD and we know it. They should just show the performance and let us laugh at them in the privacy of our own homes!

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