Friday, April 20, 2007

Virginia Tech and American Idol: Poetic Justice for Simon Cowell?

People not just only in USA but in the whole world are now mourning for the victims of the massacre of Virginia Tech. This is something that has united the whole of humanity and we all are sad. So, there is little wonder that American Idol organizers are going through a PR nightmare about the incident involving American Idol judge Simon Cowell. American Idol organizers and Simon Cowell are trying to minimize the damage but many people are not satisfied yet.

Stuff reported:

The judge was caught on camera making a face at fellow judge Paula Abdul when contestant Chris Richardson interrupted Simon's critique of his "nasal-y" singing to pay tribute to those killed in the horrific campus shooting, in which 33 people died.

Simon told American Idol host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show: "We must address this crazy story that appeared that I rolled my eyes disrespectfully at Chris because he made the comment.

"The truth is that I had switched off at that point. I was saying to Paula, 'What does he mean he was singing nasal-y on purpose?' I didn't understand what he was saying.

American Idol has shown the detailed video and it is true that we cannot blame Simon Cowell and it is also true that he did not show any disrespect towards the victims of Virginia Tech.

What is funny is that Simon Cowell always say bad things to some of the contestants and gets away because he is a judge. In this season of American Idol, his target was Sanjaya Malakar and Simon is successful at last to get rid of Sanjaya. Many people disliked the way Simon treated Sanjaya. Now, many people are angry with Simon Cowell over the allegation of rolling eyes about Virginia Tech victims. Simon has to try a lot to end this. I guess that now he can touch how it is like to be criticized.