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Former Black American Idol Contestants Are Suing the Show for 25 Million APiece

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By: Madam Prezident

Ten former African American contestants are suing American Idol. However, the question remains “Do they have a case”? Reports, are showing that each contestant that felt some form of racial discrimination is requesting 25 million dollars apiece. Which is more money than Mariah Carey got as a judge on the show. The contestants felt discriminated against by the different criminal questions they were asked oppose to other races. I’m not sure if these contestant’s have a case, but I am sure of one thing “They are asking for a whole lot of cash”. Do the winner’s of the show get that kind of cash? 

Earlier this year, it surfaced that former contestants on “American Idol” felt the show was racist and discriminated against black contestants, specifically African-American males.

Allegations that they had been kicked off the show for arrest charges for which they were never convicted, seemed a compelling argument at first. After years of airing the popular talent show, it wasn’t likely that the African-Americans were the only contestants who had some type of arrest charges on file.

The former contestants’ attorney, James H. Freeman, accused the show of using his clients’ previous arrests to make them look like “violent criminals, liars and sexual deviants” and also pointed out that only black contestants had been questioned about their criminal pasts.

While it certainly seems like a powerful case, the plaintiffs are demanding an unusual amount of money that just doesn’t add up, even if the allegations are true.

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