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.
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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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...
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.
Brittenun brothers back stirring controversy again. Lol
I'm not suprise by Corey Clark. He love scandals. Lol
What about the Asians Males???????????? They always get a bad edit and never make it to the top. lols
@QKW24 So Jordin Sparks isn't considered black then? Huh?