American Idol: Facing Homophobia?
The Los Angeles Times features on their website a very interesting essay written by Ann Powers. Ann is a music critic who is questioning the “family friendly” American Idol atmosphere that’s preventing a lot of different talent from being featured and or winning on the show due to religious affiliation, language barriers, or race.
This is the link to the article: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-et-american-idol10-2009mar10,0,5548765.story?track=rss
I’ve never watched American Idol because I don’t care much for the three judges. But since the show has been around for such a long time I suppose it is worth looking into. The show has become a huge reality TV show with a grand following, spawning coutnless spin-off’s all over the world.
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A lot of viewers responded towards the essay with mixed views saying that the show has tons of homosexuals on the show. While other’s say the lack of homosexuality has nothing to do with how “American” the show want’s to be portrayed.
I’m just curious to know if anyone else who has watched a season or two of the show, can say in their own words, if they think there is a major homosexuality bias issue within American Idol?