March 22, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Reality
According to Extra, Simon Cowell basically threatened to quit the show
if Sanjaya Malakar won American Idol 6. Now, an American Idol viewer
is threatening to go a little further, and possible starve herself to
An American Idol viewer, who identifies herself only as J., has set up a My Space page and a You Tube video to promote a hunger strike that she is going on called “Starvation for Sanjaya.” According to the My Space page, “So until the day that Sanjya is no longer American Idol, I will be going on a hunger strike. This means I will refuse to eat anything until American Idol voters wise up, and stop voting Sanjya through each week.”
In the You Tube video, a girl in a darkened room with a bright lamp in the background spoke directly into the camera. After expressing her dismay over Sanjaya Malakar continuing in the competition, she said “Therefore, I am going to continue my hunger strike until Sanjaya is either voted off, the producers rescind his spot in the top twelve, or he graciously steps down from his position.”
The My Space page has accumulated over eight hundred friends, and someone named Matt has also joined J. in the hunger strike. Given Sanjaya’s much improved performance recently on American Idol, J. might have many hungry days in front of her. On the last results show, Sanjaya wasn’t even in the bottom two.