American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe responded to Rosie O’Donnell’s claim that the show is weightist and racist. The grating View member recently voiced her displeasure over Idol’s decision to let Antonella Barba stay when Frenchie Davis was axed. Rosie says it was because she was black and fat. Completely sidestepping the fact that Frenchie was paid to be nude while Antonella had private pictures released by friends. Nigel says,
“Ms. O’Donnell has, once again, spoken without thought or knowledge. Viewers need only look at the show tonight to realize that ‘American Idol’ constantly confirms to America that talent has nothing to do with weight or color.”
Actually, from what I hear on Idol last week, the show confirmed America doesn’t care about talent either, but that’s beside the point. It’s funny because there was this incident of Rosie mocking a certain language not too long ago. And of course she’s going to throw the fat bias in because she still receives yearly invitations to the Sumo World Cup. Rosie, I’d like to introduce you to a friend. He’s called treadmill. I believe you two met before. It was a drunken one night stand in which you rode him gently. You swore you would never do it again and it seems you have kept that promise. You two would have never worked out anyway. He told me stamina is not your thing.