The Idol Cult
I think for the people who watch American Idol there must be some kind of brainwashing going on because they will defend the entire show to the bone. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unreal how intense people are about this show.
I guess Jennifer Hudson made some negative comment about the show and I listed to 2 separate radio stations this morning condemn her for making such a statement with all the show brought her. Ok, so I can see why people are pissed off since Hudson probably wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be much without Idol but letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bring it down a notch mmkay?
To be realistic the show probably isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t the healthiest thing for young people and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m guessing most of us donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really know what goes on behind the scenes. A reality show isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just about the competitors/judges but there are also the nasty producers.
Most reality shows are brutal from what I can tell and the producers are there to play everyone like marionettes but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the business of television. Do you really think reality tv is as simple as just letting these people do whatever they feel? Not likely.
So while everything appears to be all fun from the viewers standpoint letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s keep in mind how harsh the entertainment business is and that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so much more than just a show. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s about sponsors, careers, images and publicityÃ¢â‚¬Â¦the entertainment is not the number one priority.