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American Idol Racism Row: Nine Black Rejects Sue
International Business Times. All ^ | January 25, 2013

Posted on 01/25/2013 10:08:04 AM PST by rocky50

American Idol is at the centre of a racism row after nine black former contestants claimed that they were all forced off the show as part of a racist plan to boost ratings.

The singers, from various seasons, are preparing to take legal action against the hit talent show which they say "permanently and severely impaired" their personal and professional lives.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 01/25/2013 10:08:06 AM PST by rocky50
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To: rocky50

When black and you don’t get “affirmative actioned”....the last refuge for incompetence or being untalented is “racism.”


2 posted on 01/25/2013 10:10:06 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: rocky50

Everyone deserves to win and being a celebrity is an entitlement.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 10:11:47 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: rocky50

More of Holder’s people doing what they do best, blaming others because they suck at something.

Idol clearly jumped the shark a few years back but the corpse arose as a zombie.


4 posted on 01/25/2013 10:13:08 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Gaffer
You were brought on the show because you were black. You were off the show when they found you had no talent.

Putting token blacks without talent in front of the cameras is politically-correct (such as the one we have in the White Hut).

Performing in a job you have no qualifications or talent for is what Racism lawsuits are all about......

5 posted on 01/25/2013 10:14:10 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: rocky50

If their lawsuit succeeds perhaps I should go try out for the Yankees....Fail Miserably due to having little athletic talent and sue! LOL.... I deserve to have a $100 Million dollar contract and play Baseball....


6 posted on 01/25/2013 10:18:49 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: rocky50

Just lawyers fishing for an out-of-court settlement.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 10:18:49 AM PST by marron
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To: traditional1
You were brought on the show because you were black. You were off the show when they found you had no talent.

Actually, reading the article, it seems like they all had some measure of talent, but were dismissed between auditions and final selection because of their criminal records.

8 posted on 01/25/2013 10:19:26 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist
Everybody has won and all must have prizes!
- the dodo bird verdict in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1865


9 posted on 01/25/2013 10:21:11 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: rocky50

How professional can you be if you go on American Idol?.
Rejects Sue = Free Ride


10 posted on 01/25/2013 10:21:38 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: rocky50
Have you seen the Bachelor this season? Wait for the lawsuits from jilted prospective brides.
11 posted on 01/25/2013 10:22:35 AM PST by Average Al
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To: rocky50

Liberalism IS a mental disease!


12 posted on 01/25/2013 10:23:23 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: rocky50

Considering the lack of talent of some of the “winners”, they might have a case.


13 posted on 01/25/2013 10:24:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: rocky50
Black Rejects Sue

And how does she feel about that? Has Sue contacted a lawyer yet? Everyone is entitled to a black boyfriend.

14 posted on 01/25/2013 10:26:37 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: rocky50

I’d like to have Nicki Minaj in my duck boat in October. she could just talk constantly and the mallards would come in large flocks, Her voice is much like the noise that ducks make while feeding.


15 posted on 01/25/2013 10:27:32 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: silent_jonny

One for the ping list


16 posted on 01/25/2013 10:33:45 AM PST by jocon307
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To: ClearCase_guy
Black Rejects Sue

I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

17 posted on 01/25/2013 10:35:08 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: jakerobins

“perhaps I should go try out for the Yankees....Fail Miserably due to having little athletic talent and sue! LOL.... I deserve to have a $100 Million dollar contract and play Baseball....”

You better have the magic melanonin :-)


18 posted on 01/25/2013 10:35:34 AM PST by LadyBuck (Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go......empty.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Somehow I think people who rely on AutoTune, shouldn’t be judging other singers....but hey, that’s just me.


19 posted on 01/25/2013 10:36:10 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: rocky50

Last season they had a young black contestant named Joshua who they pushed and pushed...told him he was the best singer of the past 50 years, gave him a standing ovation every time he sang, and he came in third. So far this season, they’re still in the audition phase, but the judges are already fawning over the black contestants, giving them standing ovations, practically declaring them the winners already. American Idol really, really, REALLY wants a black contestant to win, but those pesky ol’ viewers have a nasty habit of voting for whoever they want, not who the judges tell them to vote for! If not enough blacks are winning, they need to blame it on the voters, not American Idol.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 10:44:54 AM PST by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: rocky50

Let me guess . . . . . . these are all Obama supporters who believe that EVERYONE should win American Idol.

Except the white contestants.

Yeah, Randy Jackson would agree with that.


21 posted on 01/25/2013 10:54:22 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: rocky50

“...... and then disqualifying them due to their criminal records.”

Anything I say at this point would certainly be considered racist.

LMAO.....


22 posted on 01/25/2013 10:55:17 AM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: rocky50
"American Idol is at the centre of a racism row after nine black former contestants claimed that they were all forced off the show as part of a racist plan to boost ratings."



Oh please tell me the details. Better hurry before the Marijuana wears off!
23 posted on 01/25/2013 10:56:04 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: rocky50

Everyone should know by now that the only way a black can win the Grand Prize is if the other blacks that would give him competition get eliminated early. This is because the Black vote out there is so overwhelmingly Racist, it would get split and the non-Black contestant would benefit.


24 posted on 01/25/2013 11:00:24 AM PST by chopperman
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To: rocky50

lolol

permanent and severely impaired?

lolol


25 posted on 01/25/2013 11:02:26 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Nikki Minaj doesn’t like Odumbo as she endorsed Romney.


26 posted on 01/25/2013 11:05:44 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: chopperman

Ruben Studdard is a black man from Alabama, and he won. He was over weight and sweaty. The thing was, he could sing.


27 posted on 01/25/2013 11:07:47 AM PST by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: rocky50
I think I'll try out for the NBA. I'm 60 years old, white, and under 6 feet tall. When I don't get selected, I'll sue based on age discrimination, racial discrimination, and height discrimination. The fact that I have no talent whatsoever when it comes to basketball should not even be a factor in my lawsuit.
28 posted on 01/25/2013 11:18:24 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: rocky50

So they will deliberately let untalented people win. How is this different from the way people are hired for the IRS and the Post Office?

Does any achievement mean anything anymore?


29 posted on 01/25/2013 11:23:18 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: rocky50
I'm sure the word is out to stick it to da Man while Obama wields power.
30 posted on 01/25/2013 11:30:19 AM PST by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: rocky50

They have a point. The whole entertainment industry is racist. A black person can’t catch a break. It’s almost as segregated as professional sports, and you know how bad that is. The American public simply won’t support black entertainers, athletes, etc.

/mind-numbing stupidity


31 posted on 01/25/2013 11:31:12 AM PST by sphinx
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To: traditional1

“You were brought on the show because you were black. You were off the show when they found you had no talent.”

To be fair, when I watched the show, none of them was that extraordinarily talented, black or white. Certainly Clay Aiken was not more talented than Ruben Stoddard. Talent really doesn’t have anything to do with American Idol, since it’s a glorified popularity contest.

Anyway, if anyone is racist, wouldn’t it have to be the viewers, since they are the ones that voted them off?


32 posted on 01/25/2013 11:38:52 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Don’t give her ideas. She’ll have a duck for an alternate personality on her next single.


33 posted on 01/25/2013 11:41:37 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I’d like to have Nicki Minaj in my duck boat in October. she could just talk constantly and the mallards would come in large flocks, Her voice is much like the noise that ducks make while feeding.


I’d like to see a mallard in her seat at the judges’ table. I’d understand it better than I can her.


34 posted on 01/25/2013 11:44:38 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: rocky50
"Nine Blacks Reject Sue"

What did Sue ever do to deserve this?

Why are the "dissing" her?

What...? Oh! Wait a minute.

"Nine BlackS Reject Sue"

(dyslexia strikes again)

35 posted on 01/25/2013 12:13:01 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: rocky50

Everything is racist all the time.


36 posted on 01/25/2013 12:22:08 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: rocky50

Stick a fork in that show...it’s done!


37 posted on 01/25/2013 12:24:17 PM PST by The Louiswu (Torpedo the Constitution and full speed ahead!!!)
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To: rocky50
...or Gordon Ramsey yelled at me and kicked me off his show because I'm black (and can't cook or don't belong in a kitchen...)

Producers of reality tv shows need to watch their backs...
38 posted on 01/25/2013 12:28:29 PM PST by The Louiswu (Torpedo the Constitution and full speed ahead!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

When I first laid eyes on this Nicki Manaj a couple of weeks back, I thought it was Jessica Rabbit with some work done.


39 posted on 01/25/2013 12:28:42 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: rocky50

Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson and Reuben Studdard say hello...


40 posted on 01/25/2013 12:35:31 PM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: rocky50

“targeted by producers of the Fox show who set out to humiliate them by making them audition and then disqualifying them due to their criminal records.”

“making them audition”???? - how did anyone other than themselves MAKE them audition - not possible

and Idol did this - “made them audtion” - on purpose, just so that - knowing BEFOREHAND they had a criminal record [not likely, probably not even looked into until they had a chance for the 1st “live” show - top 24], they could kick them off the show by disqualifying them on the grounds of their criminal record?????

well, had I not seen so many Idol auditions by people who obviously had a few loose screws, I would not think anyone could make these ridiculous claims.

the number of contestants each year that are sacked in the initial auditions, and who are then so outraged that that happened to them, always amazes me.

then again, the media and the politicized scientific community and the many Marxist economists have taught everyone that correlation (those filing the suit are all black) equals causation (racism). It is ignorance, but it IS what people have been taught to believe, in so many fields.


41 posted on 01/25/2013 12:37:28 PM PST by Wuli
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To: rocky50; a fool in paradise

It is amazing, you must admit, that such an offbeat sect that names their children after their own obscure saints (like for example, Chantelif and Shaquana), dresses in colorful folkloristic costumes (for example, orange three piece suits, trousers with crotches down near the knees), a sect like the Amish, can sing so well, play excellent football, even better basketball, decorate their Cadillacs so creatively, and speak a language that no one can (and few want to) understand.


42 posted on 01/25/2013 12:38:16 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Tell them you have a better chance if you are gay as well.


43 posted on 01/25/2013 2:57:20 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rocky50

My wife loves this pathetic piece of crap show. I’m forced to use my MP3 player to avoid listening to the awful singing from virtually all the people of all ethnic sources. It is truly a vile show.


44 posted on 01/25/2013 3:33:01 PM PST by driftless2
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To: rocky50

Albanian’s got talent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQW5MXlFPDs


45 posted on 01/25/2013 11:05:48 PM PST by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: rocky50

46 posted on 01/25/2013 11:12:10 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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