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Nine former contestants are taking legal action against American idolclaiming that they were forced off the show because of their race.

American Idol is at the centre of a racism row after nine black former contestants claimed that they
were all forced off the show as part of a racist plan to boost ratings.

The singers, from various seasons, are preparing to take legal action against the hit talent show
which they say “permanently and severely impaired” their personal and professional lives.

Corey Clark, Jaered Andrews, Donnie Williams, brothers Terrell Brittenum and Derrell Brittenum,
Thomas Daniels, Akron Watson, Ju’Not Joyner and Chris Golightly insisted that they were
targeted by producers of the Fox show who set out to humiliate them by making them audition
and then disqualifying them due to their criminal records.

New York attorney James Freeman, has submitted a letter to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission seeking permission to sue producers behind the hit talent show on behalf of his
nine clients.

Freeman claims that after Jermaine Jones was axed in 2012 in relation to outstanding warrants for his
arrest, he investigated the show and discovered that producers had only ever publicly disqualified
nine people, and they were all black.

In the document, which has been obtained by editors at Tmz.com, Freeman states American Idol
violated California employment laws which ban bosses from asking potential employees about their
arrest history, as the men were essentially seeking employment.

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» 26 Comments

  1. Dr Tar

    January 26th, 2013

    I’m confused.

    American Idol is a show about employment interviews and not a talent contest? The plantiffs here were trying to get hired to work for American Idol then?

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  2. Maudie N Mandeville

    January 26th, 2013

    Good. Welcome to your world, libs.

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  3. srdem65

    January 26th, 2013

    He had “outstanding arrest warrants” and wanted to be on national TV? They should change the name of the show to “american stupids”.

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  4. kvn

    January 26th, 2013

    You need neither talent nor “content of character” when you carry the Race Card.

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  5. Tony R

    January 26th, 2013

    So let them have their own version of American Idol on BET; that, of course wouldn’t be racist. And by the way, watching the NFL playoffs, I saw a disproportionate number of black players; maybe someone should sue the NFL and the NBA for racism.

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  6. Gina

    January 26th, 2013

    wasn’t one of the judges black?

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  7. it's all the have

    January 26th, 2013

    If you take away the race card from blacks,they will be like everyone else.
    We can’t have that!

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  8. mkultra

    January 26th, 2013

    On one hand: Waaaaaaaah, I’m black and an outcome was not favorable to me (ie didn’t result in me becoming a millionaire). Because, rACiSm, obviously.

    But on the other: I’d love to see Simon Cowell get the STDs sued off his pompous a$$.

    I’ll be rooting for both sides to lose. :)

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  9. AbigailAdams

    January 26th, 2013

    I really love it when the leftist-run, pop culture media are force fed their own dog food.

    Yum. Yum. Dee-lish.

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  10. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 26th, 2013

    @Gina — Bingo! I’ll even bet he voted for 0bama, too. Of course, the press will never bring up the fact that one of the judges is black because that would destroy the argument that American Idle is somehow racist.

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  11. serfer62

    January 26th, 2013

    Blacks Rule!!!…or else

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  12. Unruly Refugee

    January 26th, 2013

    American Entitlement Gone Mad

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  13. Chalupa

    January 26th, 2013

    How about a new show – America’s Most Wanted Idol…problem solved.

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  14. Diann

    January 26th, 2013

    Um, Ju’Not:
    Did it ever occur to you that Ju’Not talented?

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  15. Left Coast Dan

    January 26th, 2013

    3/4 of the judges are black (though difficult to tell). Racists.

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  16. Major Mal function

    January 26th, 2013

    They need to audition for another show – America’s Most Wanted.

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  17. Major Mal function

    January 26th, 2013

    Smacked down by Chalupa. Ima gonna sue.

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  18. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 26th, 2013

    LOLOL Diann!

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  19. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 26th, 2013

    I don’t buy the racism thing either.
    I wanna know though, if they broadcasted that these people had arrest warrants or if the idiots said it themselves? If AI said they had arrest warrants instead of just saying “They didn’t qualify for legal reasons”, they should get a slap.

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  20. Noelegy

    January 26th, 2013

    Let me guess. They do that kind of “singing” where they noodle all around the note instead of hitting it?

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  21. Czar of Defenestration

    January 26th, 2013

    Well…”idol” sorta kinda *does* rhyme with WHITE…
    …so, YES…it *must* be RAAAAAAAAAAACIST!!!

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  22. Tim

    January 26th, 2013

    Never seen the show, but I bet they settle …

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  23. Cynic

    January 26th, 2013

    They sound like they’d be perfectly qualified for American Idle.

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  24. grayjohn

    January 26th, 2013

    So if you are black you can’t be rejected for being a talentless douche?

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  25. Dano

    January 26th, 2013

    You see? It’s NEVER gonna end with these liberal black ASSHOLES who want the government and everyone else to pay for them to live! Time to GROW UP citizens!

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  26. RANDO

    January 26th, 2013

    Great job, losers. Keepin the stereotype alive.
    Shoulda sang “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” or something like that.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0H2W1lK7P-I
    .

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