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American Idol Accused of Racism

American Idol has been accused of racism by 9 former contestants. They are: Corey Clark (Season 2), Jaered Andrews (Season 2), Donnie Williams (Season 3), Terrell Brittenum (Season 5), Derrell Brittenum (Season 5), Thomas Daniels ?(Season 6), Akron Watson (Season 6), Ju’Not Joyner (Season 8) and Chris Golightly (Season 9).

And yet another act of desperation from FOX as TMZ is leaking this story this morning. This is probably one of the MANY complaints the show has gotten over the years, and they are acting as if it’s the first time it’s happened.

More details:

From TMZ:

Nine black former “American Idol” contestants — from various seasons — are banding together to SUE the show … claiming they were all FORCED off “Idol” as part of a racist (and illegal) plot to boost ratings.

TMZ has obtained a letter, submitted to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by NY attorney James H. Freeman — in which he asks for permission to sue Idol and FOX on behalf of his clients … who have all appeared on the show:

Corey Clark (Season 2), Jaered Andrews (Season 2), Donnie Williams (Season 3), Terrell Brittenum (Season 5), Derrell Brittenum (Season 5), Thomas Daniels ?(Season 6), Akron Watson (Season 6), Ju’Not Joyner (Season 8) and Chris Golightly (Season 9).

In his letter, Freeman claims he noticed something fishy about “Idol” when Jermaine Jones was kicked off on March 15, 2012. Producers had claimed Jones failed to inform them about multiple outstanding warrants out for his arrest.

Freeman claims he conducted an investigation into the show — and found that producers had only publicly disqualified 9 other people from the show since it first hit the air … and they all happened to be black.

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ArchieSue
ArchieSue

Most of these guys are a-hole wanting attention. Like WHATEVAH!!!!!!!!!!This is so stupid.

Klope62
Klope62 moderator

Also, TIL Chris Golightly was black.

Klope62
Klope62 moderator

"The Idol 9"


Bwahahaha

Trey_
Trey_

Ju'niot though....really? What did they do to him lol

QKW24
QKW24

Season 1- Kelly vs. Tamyra

Season 2- Ruben vs. Clay

Season 3- FANTASIA vs. Jennifer Hudson

Season 4- Carrie vs. Vonzell

Season 5- Katherine McPhee vs. Mandisa

Season 6- Melinda Doolittle vs. Lakisha Jones

Season 7- David Cook vs. Archie

Season 8- Danny Gokey vs. Adam Lambert

Season 9- Crystal Bowersox vs. Todrick Hall

Season 10- Pia Toscano vs. James Durbin

Season 11- Joshua Ledet vs. Jessica Sanchez

Idol would have cater toward these demographics. Man this show would have been the greatest on earth. Minorities struggle so bad on this show. It's sad. Don't even forget about Frenchie Davis...

QKW24
QKW24

I would say that American Idol would have been more successful if more black winners won each season. Especially Season 6, when Melinda Dolittle dominated that season.

QKW24
QKW24

Brittenun brothers back stirring controversy again. Lol

I'm not suprise by Corey Clark. He love scandals. Lol

ArchieSue
ArchieSue

What about the Asians Males???????????? They always get a bad edit and never make it to the top. lols

ArchieSue
ArchieSue

@QKW24 So Jordin Sparks isn't considered black then?  Huh?