Well, THIS whole mess just got A LOT more interesting!
We reported a few days back that nine former American Idol contestants have filed a lawsuit together against the reality competition, alleging that they were publicly disqualified from their respective seasons based on their African-American heritage!
But while nobody from Fox or any of the producers of Idol have responded to the claims, it seems as though they won't need to…because various finalists are already speaking up in defense of the show, two of whom are BLACK themselves!
Here are some HIGHlights:
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