April 27, 2004

Agree With Me or You're a Racist Pig!

Okay, so if America doesn't like the same singers Sir Elton John likes, we're all racist.
Or perhaps we have different tastes--oh, right. In Sir E land, different = racist.

Well, I think Elton John jumped the musical shark sometime during his 427th retooling of Candle in the Wind.

Disagree with me? RACIST!

Posted by Big Arm Woman at April 27, 2004 03:37 PM

The results of the voting were absolutely stupid, but I would love to hear the additional info that Elton has that pinpoints racism as the cause...

My thoughts: Everyone assumed that the four best singers were safe, so many voted for their favorite of the three that were "on the bubble"... As a result, three of the best four got the lowest vote totals... I can almost guarantee that it won't happen again this week...

Of course, why should Sir Johnny worry about things like that when he can scream "Racism!" and get more attention..?

Posted by: Zach at April 27, 2004 04:37 PM

It did seem to me after reading an article about A.I. that the voting was not based on talent...and that the talent was pooled in three African-American women, correct? One of whom was booted. So I see where Sir E might have formed this opinion.

Then again, I take offense at calling any large group ANY label like that so piss off, Elton!

And finally, I've never, ever seen American Idol in its entirety so I have absolutely NO right to say anything about any of this. Oh well!

Posted by: Belle at April 27, 2004 05:17 PM

I'm not a racist. Why, some of my best friends are big armed women! ;-)

Posted by: LittleA at April 27, 2004 06:23 PM

Has anyone else noticed that people from other countries that DON'T HAVE A CONSTITUTION love to come here, use our media (under the guise of freedom of speech), and call us all illiterate, racist neanderthals?

Amusing, in a chutzpah sort of way.

Also amusing the number of people getting their knickers in a twist over A.I.

Now, I must go clean my knuckles that have been picking mud up off the floor and go destroy the life of someone who isn't exactly like me....;)

Posted by: di at April 28, 2004 08:39 AM

England does have a constitution, but it's unwritten (the question of written vs. unwritten constitutions is another debate entirely).

Posted by: Michael at April 28, 2004 09:02 AM

Michael -

Let me just toss my ignorance out there for everyone to see. How does an unwritten constitution work, anyway? Does that refer to the fact that it isn't officially codified, or is it literal--meaning, it doesn't exist in writing? That would be odd.

Yeah, yeah, my knowledge of British government pretty much ends with the Magna Carta. And then there was that whole Parliament vs. the crown thing, and something about roundheads and roses...and executions. I remember those...

Anyone got a copy of 1066 and All That I could borrow?

Posted by: BAW at April 28, 2004 09:26 AM

England has an unwritten constitution, and Elton John has clear proof that AI is both important and an example of racist America. it's true because he said so.

Posted by: tee bee at April 28, 2004 11:13 AM

aren't most of the voters on American Idol, like, teenaged girls?

Aren't they going to vote for cuteness (in male singers) or fashion-sense (in female singers) over quality, more often than not?

(I am sure there are young women of America who have taste and can detect talent, but I also suspect they don't watch AI).

I've never watched the show, but I think the "judging" by the people simply means that the cutest or the most fashionable - and not the most talented - will be more likely to win.

Posted by: ricki at April 28, 2004 12:56 PM