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9 former american idol contestants file lawsuit. claim they were forced to leave because they were black

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Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:37 AM
Wow. These people have nothing to stand on. They all have criminal records when that is clearly not allowed in order to be on American Idol. It has zero to do with race. They are just looking for publicity and a payout. Smdh.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM
Wow. Has everyone become sue happy these days?
notjstanothrmom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Right so that big dude that left one of the mroe recent seasons was exploited because they didn't want them there YET the judges choose who goes forward AND they BROUGHT HIM BACK!

Maybe they shouldn't have had criminal records.

Quoting Anonymous:

They claim American idol created a cruel and inhumane scheme to exploit black contestants.



Quoting sam12796:

 



Quoting Anonymous:

Its basically the ones who were told they could go on but then let go because they failed to disclose prior criminal records . They say they were humiliated on TV.

If you are central zone good morning America is about to have the story. East coast may have already ran it.





Quoting Anonymous:

Can anyone make it clicky? I don't see how that could be true considering they have had winners that were black and others have gone pretty far in the competition.




 



Well if this is true then that is on them. Not the show. Honestly would we want someone callled an American Idol that hid the fact that they have a criminal record anyway? It is in the rules I am sure somewhere in the paperwork they signed about this. They need to move on already.




mommajenn4684
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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Anyone remember frenchie? She was forced to leave because of Her porn career. Im sure if they dug a little deeper they'd find white people who were disqualified. It just makes them look like more if a victim this way. Dont do the crimes if you dont want to have them follow you for the rest of your life.....
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Miller0305
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM


They are full of shit.  If they were honest in the first place, they never would have been kicked off.

Quoting Anonymous:

They say its been a scheme of American idol to exploit black contestants. They say its inhumane and cruel.


Quoting Miller0305:

They were forced to leave because they didn't disclose their criminal records.  What a bunch of sore losers.




Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM
Omg pathetic . I swear sore losers ruin it for others
Jennyanne322
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:39 AM
I know a few people that have made it to the Hollywood round, and they are given a lot of rules and regulations that they must follow. They failed to disclose information, and still signed the contract. Technically they are in breech of contract for lying, when they signed it.

Quoting Anonymous:

Its basically the ones who were told they could go on but then let go because they failed to disclose prior criminal records . They say they were humiliated on TV.



If you are central zone good morning America is about to have the story. East coast may have already ran it.






Quoting Anonymous:

Can anyone make it clicky? I don't see how that could be true considering they have had winners that were black and others have gone pretty far in the competition.



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banana-bear
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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Okay, so it isn't that black contestants don't get far in the competition. It's that they are allowed to get far, then cut because "all of a sudden" AI found a criminal record. Seems plausible. Ratings shoot up with controversy and you know damned well that AI knows the criminal records of anyone they let go to Hollywood. So yes, they could have been exploited, however, they know AI's rules about criminal backgrounds and therefore shouldn't try out to begin with.

Quoting Anonymous:

They claim American idol created a cruel and inhumane scheme to exploit black contestants.






Quoting sam12796:

 




Quoting Anonymous:

Its basically the ones who were told they could go on but then let go because they failed to disclose prior criminal records . They say they were humiliated on TV.

If you are central zone good morning America is about to have the story. East coast may have already ran it.






Quoting Anonymous:

Can anyone make it clicky? I don't see how that could be true considering they have had winners that were black and others have gone pretty far in the competition.





 




Well if this is true then that is on them. Not the show. Honestly would we want someone callled an American Idol that hid the fact that they have a criminal record anyway? It is in the rules I am sure somewhere in the paperwork they signed about this. They need to move on already.




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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:40 AM
Its the humiliation on TV part. I guess the only ones kicked off and had it shown on TV were black contestants


Quoting Miller0305:


They are full of shit.  If they were honest in the first place, they never would have been kicked off.


Quoting Anonymous:

They say its been a scheme of American idol to exploit black contestants. They say its inhumane and cruel.





Quoting Miller0305:

They were forced to leave because they didn't disclose their criminal records.  What a bunch of sore losers.







Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:42 AM

1. Corey Clark: Top-10 finalist Corey Clark got booted from season two for failing to disclose a prior arrest for allegedly beating his teen sister in 2003. He also claimed an alleged sexual relationship with former judge Paula Abdul, an allegation Idol's powers-that-be ruled unfounded.

2. Jaered Andrews: That same season, top 32 finalist Jaered Andrews was tossed from the show after producers learned of his arrest for allegedly assaulting 39-year-old Thomas Blakeley outside a bar in Pennsylvania. The incident led to Blakeley's death. Andrews and friends were reportedly celebrating his status as an "Idol" semifinalist in the hours before the incident. 3. Donnie Williams: Season three was not without controversy either, as top 32 finalist Donnie Williams was shown the door following an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. At the time, he was reportedly toasting his Idol success for his then-upcoming Hollywood-round debut. 4.Terrell Brittenum and 5. Derrell Brittenum: Twins Derrell and Terrell were strong contenders in American Idol season five, but were disqualified from the show's Hollywood Round when it was revealed they'd been charged with forgery, theft by deception and financial identity fraud for allegedly buying a 2005 Dodge Magnum using another man's identity. 6. Thomas Daniels:'American Idol 6' hopeful Thomas Daniels became the first Seattle contestant to advance to Hollywood and the first to get booted after failing to disclose his criminal past to "American Idol" producers. In December 2005, Daniels was arrested for hit and run. When he failed to appear in court for the arraignment, Daniels was rearrested. 7. Akron Watson: Season six also brought an early end of the line for Akron Watson, a contestant from Dallas, who was asked to depart two days before he was scheduled to leave for Hollywood after producers discovered he was arrested in April 2003 for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. 8. JuNot Joyner: Season 8 Top 36 contestant, JuNot Joyner is unique from the other eight parties in the lawsuit. He made it to Hollywood but was cut. The reason, he said, was because the competition is rigged. He claimed the show's producers wanted him to play the struggling singer from the "hood" and he refused to do it and therefore made sure he was cut. "It's fixed. It's manipulated," Joyner told ABCNews.com at the time, adding that "Idol" spotlights certain contestants producers feel will resonate with the audience and, literally, keeps others in the shadows. "It's scripted; it's not a talent competition." 9. Chris Golightly: Golightly, who grew up in 25 foster homes from the age of 18 months, made a great first impression with audiences during his audition episode in 2010. But he was cryptically disqualified from Season 9 — despite appearing in the Top 24 group shot — after producers determined he hadn't been forthcoming about being under a recording contract with a boy-band, MTV writes. Golightly denied the claim, stating that his contract expired in 2009. American Idol disqualified him anyway, replacing him with Tim Urban.

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7 out of 9 have arrests in their background-one has manslaughter. And they feel they were let go for skin color?

Kay...

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