10 Black ‘American Idol’ contestants have filed a 429-page lawsuit against Fox Broadcasting, Fremantle (including the show’s executive producer Nigel Lythgoe), and the show’s corporate sponsors including Ford Motor Co., Coca-Cola and AT&T constantly doing stunts with their lives.
Corey Clark (season 2), Jaered Andrews (season 2), Jacob John Smalley (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) have this to say:
“A staggering thirty-one percent (31%) of every American Idol Semi-Finalist contestant [Top 24, Top 36-40] who happened to be a young Black male was disqualified from the singing competition for reasons wholly unrelated to their singing talent. Even though there were three (3) times as many White (or non-black) contestants featured on American Idol over the course of ten years, there has never been a single White (or non-black) contestant disqualified from American Idol – not ever.”
In the video below you’ll see Akron Watson has a cute lil’ rendition of the Same Cooke classic ‘A Change Gone Come’. But, even after Simon Cowell was visibly wooed during his audition and given a golden ticket, he mysteriously never made it to Hollywood and was never given an official reason.
Akron suspects he never made it because he admitted to a marijuana misdeameanor in his past. But, he is 1,000% sure he proved to producers he has been a devought Christian since that incident.
According to sources, the defendants will have a hard time proving all the companies involved were whole-heartedly discriminating against them and it’s not all just part of entertainment. In October 2012 a judge dismissed a claim by cast of ABC’s show ‘The Bachelor’ stating casting decisions are a component of an entertainment show’s creative process. Attorney James H. Freeman says you can miss with with that shit. Writing in his lengthy 429 page plea to the courts:
“Applying the definition of ‘casting’ to the matter here, the only segment of the American Idol season that could possibly be described as a ‘casting’ would be the Open Audition rounds where various sorts of decidedly meritless singers are used for comic effect. Such performers have been ‘cast’ because the Overseer Defendants already know they are not getting a Golden Ticket. But once a Golden Ticket has been awarded to a prospective contestant, they have been deemed qualified to compete in American Idol by the Panel of Expert Judges and, therefore, they have become actual (rather than prospective) contestants. At that point, the contest has begun.”
I hope for Akron and the rest of his friends that a change come to their bank statements. Because if the other nine stories are like his, they definitely have legal standing in my book with all these white reality girls being found in porn and crap.