In an earlier post, I informed the world (or at least anyone willing to read my blog) that I’m a fan of American Idol. This love/hate relationship tilted a bit in the wrong way last night.
Having already been notified online of the “gentle giant’s” release from the show do to personal issues in his past, I was prepared for a brief explanation that he would no longer be appearing on the show…blah blah blah. But what did we get? An extremely personal explanation of the poor man’s personal criminal record.
I’m sorry, I don’t care if this was done to boost ratings, that video was wrong. Why does America have the right to dig into this man’s background? Was it right for him to lie about it? Of course not, that’s why he is no longer on the show. But to air it to millions of people was distasteful.
If it weren’t for the fact that I want to continue to support Phillip and Colten, I’d probably delete American Idol from my DVR schedule. The people in charge need to know that it’s not right to violate people’s privacy like that. In my opinion a simple, “Due to undisclosed issues in his past, the gentle giant will no longer be participating on the show.” End of story.
So what’s your opinion? Do you think American Idol was right to release detailed information about the “gentle giants” rocky past?