I’ve been an American Idol fan for many years and never before have I seen fans be such poor sports. This year’s contestants were the simple, easy, cute Christian boy (Kris Allen) against the edgy, rock, gay kid (Adam Lambert). Both are considered very talented. Personally, I preferred Kris, because he would release the kind of music I would buy and I find the way Adam sings rather annoying, but that’s beside the point.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, obviously. There cannot be a unanimous decision with 100 million votes. I really don’t have a problem with people saying things like, “Adam was a better singer,” but everywhere I go, I hear people say that Kris Allen only won because he’s straight. Kris deserved that title and whether or not you agree with it, playing the gay card isn’t fair. It’s like saying, well, we can’t let Kris be the winner, because he’s straight. There is a major flaw in that logic.
Yeah, did some people vote for Kris because he’s straight? Without a doubt. There’s a story about it up at IMDb. A user writes, “My mother-in-law never saw anyone perform on Idol. All she knew was her church group told her a gay guy with fingernail polish was about to be made the next American Idol unless she and all her little old church lady friends voted against him.” Is that sad? There’s no denying it. But maybe that’s 1% of the people. And since Ryan never said if it was close, I’m assuming it wasn’t.
Most people I know who liked Kris Allen liked Kris Allen for himself, instead of just “so Adam Lambert doesn’t win.” My mother couldn’t stand him. I lost respect for him since he ruined Johnny Cash on country night. My sister would get up to make food when he was on. It wasn’t that he was gay — it was because Kris Allen was better.
This whole gay argument is a rationalization Adam fans are using to make it seem to themselves like Adam won. It’s a total cop-out, a scam. They are trying to cheat Kris out of his crown.
Kris Allen is this season’s winner, so stop whining. Not everything is a conspiracy.