Gay group questions ‘American Idol’ judges

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    LOL!

    NEW YORK - Is “American Idol” homophobic?

    The Fox talent show elicited a response from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD) after judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson made what the gay rights group deemed questionable comments on last week’s premiere episode.

    On Tuesday’s show, seen by a Nielsen-chart topping 35.5 million viewers, Cowell told one male contestant to “wear a dress” and Jackson asked another, “are you a girl?”

    “The real offense here was in the producer’s decision to add insult to injury by turning a contestant’s gender expression into the butt of a joke,” said Damon Ramine, a spokesman for GLAAD, in a statement posted on the group’s Web site.

    Ramine updated the situation Monday with another statement: “We’ve spoken with Fox and have entered into what we hope will be a productive, ongoing conversation about the show’s representation and discussion of sexual orientation and gender expression.”

    A spokesman for “American Idol” said Monday that Fox had no comment.

    The popular Fox show, now in its fifth season, airs Tuesdays, 8 p.m. ET.

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    Why the hell did they assume that freak-of-nature was gay? The guy/girl thing never mentioned it.

    And lastly, why the hell should anyone care if anyone else is 'anti-gay' or even 'pro-hetero'?

    :)

    GLADD - what a bunch of fags.
     
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    Such strong language....
     
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    One thing I love about Simon Cowell is he’s NOT PC!

    I saw this show just last night and I never saw so many flamboyant gays in any season, it was funny as hell. Not because they where gay, but because they couldn’t sing for shit, and that mixed with their flamboyance made it funny.

    Now I’m waiting for the NAACP to come out with something about the trash mouth Black girl that made an ass of herself.
     
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    Simon calls it as he sees it. People need thicker skin if they want to be 'supa-stahs!'

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    I dont know what they are complainging about. I think that show is pretty gay. :eek2:
     
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    But first they need talent. :p:
     
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    You mean the hooker at the end of the show?
     
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    Next, they'll be suing the entire nation of Great Britain, claiming that it's offensive to call the monarch a 'queen,' since it is a derogatory word pointed at homosexuals.
     
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    Close to the end..She did look the hooker part, though..
     

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