American Idol to Be Sued for Racism, Discrimination

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A contingent of nine former American Idol contestants have come together to plan a lawsuit against the Fox hit, accusing it of a racist conspiracy to enhance ratings.

Lawyer James H. Freeman has filed a letter, obtained by TMZ, that seeks permission from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to file said suit on behalf of clients from a number of Idol seasons.

In the document, Freeman says producers have expelled 10 total singers from the show… and every single one of them has been African-American.

American Idol Season 12 Promo Photo

Freeman accuses the competition of a "cruel and inhumane" plot to exploit black hopefuls and then embarrass them during the background check portion of the show when contestants are asked if they have ever been arrested.

This is a violation of Calfornia employment law, the letter states.

Moreover, according to Freeman, none of these disqualified contestants were ever convicted of the crimes that led to their ousting, "yet their personal and professional lives remain permanently and severely impaired by [the show's] continuing violations of our nation's laws."

Three African-Americans - Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino and Jordin Sparks - have won the American Idol title over the years, while producer Nigel Lythgoe says of the allegations:

"We treat everybody the same ... no matter the race, religion or sex

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This is not a JOB. This is not EMPLOYMENT. Everyone knows damn well that the contestants on this show signed a full disclosure contract, stating within that they can all be canned for anything and everything at any time. And each one of these worthless n1ggers had to sign it to be able to participate...this lawsuit is going nowhere. Sorry n1ggers, no free checks for you .... well, besides the ones you already get from obama for being lazy, worthless welfare-dependent n1ggers.
N1ggers lost all worth to humanity once we decided to end slavery....

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@ Nate Higgers

Nate Higgers, you are an asshole, a jerk and a stereotypical fat white guy who is making the US a horrible place, please don't talk anymore because your points of view are mean and demeaning

Ron-campbell
@ Nate Higgers

stupid you dont want me to get up on you cause we are not free loaders we work hard unlike white people who sit at a desk all day and call it work and another how are we the ones that lazy when your people came to country and kidnapped our people and made them slaves now thats what i call lazy black people made this country what it is today you better watch yourself

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@ Ron Campbell

both of you are being racist, race doesn't matter neither does ethnicity. Why not put your self in another persons shoes instead of judging people you dont know

Ron-campbell
@ Nate Higgers

stupid you dont want me to get up on you cause we are not free loaders we work hard unlike white people who sit at a desk all that and call it work and another how are we the ones that lazy when your people came to country and kidnapped our people and made them slaves now thats what i call lazy black people made this country what it is today you better watch yourself

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The worst White trash has much more intrinsic value than any worthless n1gger, any day of the week. At least the White trash are human beings and not apes....

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I don't get it, why would they even need to ask them if they had ever been arrested before? Of course they've been arrested before, they're black! Common sense here, people....

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@ Nate Higgers

@ Nate Higgers....Im black n never been arrested. I will have a Master's degree in Business in less than a year, so I dont know how whites are better than black at all. All races have people who mess up and people who succeed in life so no race is better than the other and if you wanna get real about it "Black" made America what it is cause "whites" were to lazy to do it their selves so they forced Blacks to do it for them... Learn History..

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@ Amanda

No she isn't. She's downed the Kool-Aid concocted to make blacks feel good about themselves. The black historical record is so poor, so lacking in anything of any real value to anyone else, i.e., no written language or history, never discovered the wheel, squatted on the continent with the greatest mineral wealth in the world and didn't even invent one tool to release that wealth unto the world, etc.,etc. I could go on, but..without YT you'd have precisely nothing. We gave the world, to the world.
And now every former white-ruled colony in Africa has returned to savagery and squalor. Thanks for playing, and have a GREAT day!

Ron-campbell
@ Amanda

you are so right

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The only allowable racism is from a black person, everybody knows that. No other race is allowed to do or say anything.

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I think if any of the 9 people suing are not one of those people kicked off, then they don't have much of a case. If they are, then they have slightly more of a case, but still not much.

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It seems like the excuse of racism only applies to African Americans. Well, I am asian, a minority, and no one gives a shit about my problems. Grow up and find a better reason!

Sirius-black

Its racist to ask black people if they have been arrested, really? Has it come down to this really? Really? Is the show cops racist, too? Should I be offended every time some white trash methhead gets arrested? I hope being white doesn't lump me in with methhead trash. Being black doesn't lump people in with trash either. Talk about crying wolf. Is randy Jackson uncle Tom? Get real problems people. I'm sure Idol will spend a million before settling for 1000.

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I am not surprised. But, I guess that "American Idol" is trying to correct its wrongful actions by making this current season so much better. The black people who were discriminated should each receive a formal apology, I think.

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Will it ever end?

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SHT UP, you buncha N*GGERS!!

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@ abe

You should be ASHAMED of yourself!What ignorance in2013,go back to whatever cesspool you climbed out of!

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@ judy@london

Shut your hole! What's your hobby? Sewing soldiers hacked to death by black Muslim animals back together again?

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@ abe

abe you are showing your ignorance by replying like that. et you some education and get right with God.

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@ abe

As opposed to white trash?