Reality TV show American Idol has not failed to capture the attention and the hearts of viewers all over the world. Sure, there are probably just as many critics, but haters will hate, and there is nothing you can do to stop them!
The recent move of the American Idol team regarding finalist Jermaine Jones just might make fans feel torn about their favorite reality singing show. Entertainment web sites have been burning with the news that Jermaine Jones has been kicked out of the show in spite of having made it to last night’s episode. He was not voted out. He did not fail. Yet he was given the boot before the show.
The reason? He apparently has outstanding arrest warrants. Different sources cite varying details, but the bottom line is that the Gentle Giant does have arrest warrants and he didn’t disclose them. His reason? He didn’t want to be judged.
Now I am not judging him, but I do wonder if there are clear rules in American Idol about such things. Do they do background checks? Aren’t they supposed to?
Social media has been abuzz about the turn of events, and it seems that more than a handful of people are wondering if this is just a publicity stunt. I highly doubt it – does the show need this kind of publicity?
But what do you think? Did the American Idol staff handle this properly, or could they have done better?