Sunday was Disney Night on American Idol, but the Idol soundstage wasn’t exactly the Happiest Place on Earth. Why? Because after the top 10 performed and the real-time live votes were tallied, the season’s only two black contestants, Uché and Dimitrius Graham, went home.
OK, so that hashtag wasn’t really a thing. But Twitter was definitely on fire this Sunday, with many outraged fans crying racism.
And then there were other, equally passionate fans arguing that it was unfair and incorrect to play the “race card” in this case.
It’s hard to know for sure just how much race affected the fates of Uché and Dimitrius. This was, undeniably, a déjà vu situation. American Idol has historically been a conservative program, with 12