The American Idol Scapegoat
I guess every reality show has their scapegoat and up until now, Paula Abdul has been the dumping ground for all things negative about AI. This season though, all the heat is off of Paula and on to Sanjaya Malakar. I've never seen so much negative energy generated by one person from blogs and message boards, not just in this country, but all over the world, even in countries that don't get AI. Okay, the guy doesn't have a great voice, but he has boyish charm that harkens back to the 1960s when those cute bubblegum boys garnered the covers of teen magazines everywhere. None of those guys could sing either, but they were cute and very alluring to all those little girls who had yet reached puberty. Sanjaya represents all those innocent times and days gone by. In a time when we are bombarded with uber sexuality from every media outlet, it is nice to see this young, sweet boy. In any event, if so many people hate him, they worst thing they can do is keep talking about him. He's drawing so much energy from their hate, that he is probably going to win this competition. For those who really despise him, stop complaining and vote for someone else until your dialing finger goes numb. If you can't do that, then shut your piehole for heaven's sake.