Okay, so I watched American Idol last night, as any good reality tv show watcher will, and I was enjoying myself for the most part. I liked the duets, I thought those were neat. I thought Adam was great, I thought they really didn't seem to work so hard for Kris' duet, but so be it.
And then, the whole thing just fell apart for me with bikini girl.
I thought what they did to her was just about the meanest, most sexist, most offensive and just flat out humiliating thing I've ever seen.
Am I being sensitive? Yeah, maybe. But here's how I see it: So bikini girl gets a call that she's going to be on the finale but they want her to wear her bikini. Oh yeah, and they tell her they want her to sing. Well I bet bikini girl is pretty excited. So she says yes because actually, she's obvious okay with wearing her bikini right? Right.
So she comes out to that HUGE auditorium and I bet it blows her mind. I bet she's shaking in her bikini boots out there, nervous and I'm sure a little scared. Ryan makes fun of her boobs, which she seems to handle...I mean, there's no way not to notice. And then they have her sing and they purposely play karaoke music. Funny. So now this girl is standing in front of thousands of people, in her bikini, they've already made fun of her a few times, and then Kara comes out and starts blowing the poor girl away.
She was obviously surprised and didn't know it was going to happen. Kara (much older, wiser and she should have nothing to prove) bullies the girl around, gets great glee from making this girl feel stupid, over and over and over and then makes sure we all know just how important a great body really is, she rips apart her dress.
I just think it was so mean-spirited. I think it makes Kara look like she really needs to prove something and it bordered on cruel. That girl is all of 20 whatever years old for godsakes.
Then that whole "joke" with Tatiana. I realize that was a bit, but it was a mean bit, mean spirited and mean.
And then the final, with Kris winning, it was SO weird. It was like the whole room got quiet and everyone just kind of stood there looking at him. I think a lot of people were shocked, I was, but the whole thing just left a really bad taste in my mouth.
I dunno, am I crazy?