Someway, somehow, the much maligned Tatiana Del Toro managed to come across as a victim last night — at the hands of none other than American Idol 8 “saviour” Danny Gokey! He’s a Douchkey!
Front-runner resentment by Idol fans fueled by the unrelenting “pimping” of Idol by emphasizing that Danny Gokey’s wife died just a few months ago has now taken hold of the Internet watercooler. And it is no longer just Idol producers they are blaming but Danny himself.
His family members showed a picture of his dead wife on camera, a blatant reminder that he is a grieving widower. And when his name was announced, Danny’s reaction showed no sympathy at all to Tatiana — who was obviously being setup by the show for a nervous breakdown. Danny should have known what was happening. He came across as smug, selfish and a non-gentleman.
The pimping of his dead wife for sympathy votes comes with his family’s consent since they themselves are doing it — and fans are not reacting kindly to it.
That aside, I still like Danny Gokey. I still believe he can sing. He can still give us hope. But the dead wife thing is a bit much. And right now, the Internet is showing no love.
Just sing Danny. Stop your family from parading your dead wife around, and stop American Idol from doing the same.