Simon Cowell too mean?
Simon Cowell with his razor sharp wit and comments to match-too mean?
Simon Cowell with his nipple-hugging t-shirts-too mean?
Simon Cowell who once likened an American Idol contestant to a bush monkey-too mean? (Well, okay, that one crossed the line, but even that kid didn’t sue him.)
It appears that a former contestant on the popular U.K. reality show Britain’s Got Talent is suing Simon Cowell for $3.8 million. Why, you ask? Because he was mean to her, that’s why. Seriously. Well, it had to happen eventually.
Spotlight seeking, Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai-or, just Em as her friends call her-apparently had her feelings hurt when Simon Cowell told the truth about her singing.
So what part of ‘reality’ does she not understand? She really has a horrible singing voice (Simon’s word, not mine-although I totally agree).
Has Ms. Czikai ever watched the show? Britain’s Got Talent, X Factor, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance … the list goes on and on. Every one of these “reality talent shows” is about people who think they have talent. Unfortunately, as we viewers can attest, most of these poor folks just don’t have what it takes.
Sure, your Aunt Sally told you what a great singer you are. Yes, your mother says you have the voice of an angel. Sure, you received an ‘A’ in third grade music class.
I hate to break it to you, but they are all liars and I’m here to set you straight.
Aunt Sally was deaf, your mother doesn’t want to hurt your feelings, and, everybody got an ‘A’ in music in third grade.
The lawsuit boils down to Ms. Czikai claiming she was subjected to “exploitation, humiliation, degradation and barbarism” during her audition process when Cowell said her voice was “terrible.” She further whined explained that the background music was too loud, and they (the show) made her use a type of microphone that she wasn’t used to (perhaps one that works). For those unfamiliar with legalese, this is called discrimination. (What?)
Oh, and did I mention her spine condition that causes pain in her head and shoulders which, in turn, affects her singing?
What makes this lawsuit so funny (read: stupid) is that Simon and the other judges weren’t even as cruel as they have been to people with ten times the talent of this lady. Simon may have called her singing “horrible” but it’s not like he compared her to a cat falling from the Empire State Building (which he has, in fact, done).
What makes the whole incident even more ridiculous is, in her backstage interview prior to her audition, Ms. Czikai claimed that people have cried when they heard her sing. I believe her. They were crying-because their ears were bleeding.
I hope this case gets thrown out quickly, lest it open the proverbial can of worms. Otherwise, every talentless schmuck who doesn’t make it to the next stage of competition is going to go crying to his or her lawyer to try to get some undeserved money or at least lengthen their fifteen minutes of fame.
Come on people, when you sign on for one of these ‘reality’ shows, you know what you’re getting into. If you can’t handle the truth, stay home.
Ms. Czikai’s appearance on Britain’s Got Talent is available for your listening pleasure (you masochist) and has already received over two million hits.
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