Rosie O’Donnell isn’t a fan of American Idol.
The latest verbal smackdown from the host The View in regard to America’s favorite reality show centered around Antonella Barba. Perhaps you’ve heard of her.
Because Idol canned former contestant Frenchie Davis (pictured here with Antonella) for her breast-baring snapshots, but kept current wannabe Barba despite hers – and because Davis is black and fat and Barba is, well, neither – Rosie went off on the show like it was produced by Donald Trump or something.
“It’s weightist and wacist,” said Rosie, sounding somewhat like a cartoon character.
Unlike her critique of the Tara Conner scandal, O’Donnell has a semblance of a point on this issue. But there are many sides to the story. In fact, here’s Frenchie’s:
“I think it’s fantastic if American Idol has evolved and I think it’s fantastic she won’t have to go through what I went through four years ago,” Davis told the New York Post. “But if the rules have changed, I believe there should be something to make up for the fact that I was humiliated needlessly.”