Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fire and Brimstone (and Ethnic Cleansing)

On tonight's results show, it is the end of the road for Jermaine Sellers.  Jermaine Sellers is headed back to church.  He got eliminated along with John Park, Michelle Delamor, and Haeley Vaughn.  I real shocked about the results show.  Who should have went home are Lacey Brown, Didi Benami, and Andrew Garcia.  I am all right with John Park going home.  He said he would go home gracefully.  He was singing Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?".  He is a church singer from Joliet, Illinois.  He was born in February 1983.  He previously competed in the BET reality TV show Sunday Best.  I was not officially pulling for Jermaine Sellers.  I am pulling for Michael Lynche.

American Idol season 9 is the worst season ever.  Tonight is one of the most shocking moments in American Idol history.  I will still continue to watch the show.  Jermaine Sellers and Haeley Vaughn do not hold a candle to Jasmine Murray, Chikezie Eze, or Ju'not Joyner. 

I feel that many American Idol viewers are racist.  You must not base your votes on race, skin color, gender, or music genre preference.  Reality television is unfair to African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans.  Programs like The Apprentice often stereotype Black contestants.  Black reality television contestants face discrimination at the same level on reality television as they would in everyday life.  The Center for Media and Social Research said: "Black contestants are often portrayed as stormy and indolent fringe elements, while their white counterparts are portrayed as stable and industrious collaborators. Black reality-TV contestants face discrimination at levels approaching those of everyday life." There has never been a Black bachelor on the reality television show The Bachelor, or a Black bachelorette on The Bachelorette.  African-American contestants are twice as likely Caucasian contestants to be eliminated during the first half of a reality television season, while Hispanic and Asian contestants are three times as likely.  I suggest instituting a "Vote for the Minorities" organization.

This is just the beginning of 2010, and moreso the beginning of the decade.  2010 will end with me being happy.  One good news is that my most anticipated video game Final Fantasy XIII is coming soon.  I will be going on a trip to New York City after this season of American Idol is over.

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