Thursday, April 29, 2004

Elton John Cries Foul as America Sheds Another Sequin

This hurts, it hurts like the time I fell that long distance when my stiletto heel broke while running to my Diva meeting. Ok, so I really didn’t have a meeting but this American Idol protest has hurt the nation. For those with willpower let me explain what the lemmings at the cooler are talking about.
One of the “really talented” girls was voted off American Idol. First let me say that although there are judges for this contest, “America decides the Idol.” Since there is no golden calf we get to choose from the best wedding singers sober enough to show. I digress.
The matter at hand is that a young black woman was voted off not too long ago. She was good and by good I mean she wasn’t a redheaded crooner, or a live action Lilo. To add insult to the injury of losing one talented gal, the next two closest to be eliminated were also…black.
What does this mean? Elton John says there is something “incredibly racist” about the way viewers vote on the Fox program. So this means…? It means that white supremacists are dumb enough to let their kids watch Fox too. It means black people have more important things to do than make Paula Abdul think she is wanted back in the spotlight.
Now let me ponder the statement Elton made. Who picks this future town fair act? AMERICA. We messed up our last presidential election what makes Hollywood think that we could handle this responsibility again? Let’s take the positive out of this situation. We now know that racists can operate a phone, yet still do not know how to read a book that’s subject matter does not pop up.
Fox should have a written ballot then. Then only the certifiable losers will vote. Racists will be too busy sitting on their own head.
This still does not remedy poor Sir Elton John. Elton, apparently never noticed any words of hate. How could he? Lookin’ that good strolling down the street wearing more sequins than a disco ball. “I am Captain Glam, what ever you say bounces off me and sticks to you- BAM!”
Back to the parallel we may have missed. American Idol is such an obnoxious part of our society but it still manages to be present in our culture. Likewise, racism is an unending tragedy for our society that we cannot seem to suffocate. In a perfect world we now associate these two together and they destruct each other. Look at it this way. From now on American Idol has a racist undertone that it can’t avoid. Although it appears, Fox probably does not want to come off racist and the racists probably don’t want to be apart of any Fox programming. Death and discredit by association. It is like the high school mentality: “It’s not that I don’t like you, it’s the losers you carpool with.”
It is rather silly to think a Gloria Estefan sing along further jeopardizes our fellow man’s pursuit of equality for all and individual prosperity. It is ok America don’t blame yourself for this. Blame the media. Maxwell, out.

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