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American Idol Fans Outraged Over Seacrest’s Cruelty To Michael Johns

April 11, 2008 01:01 AM by Joe Reality

Michael Johns SurprisedOver the years, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest has often come up with some very twisted and shocking ways to reveal which contestants has been eliminated on American Idol. With the American Idol results show running an entire hour, it’s Seacrest’s job to keep the show lively and interesting.

However, many American Idol fans are outraged over Ryan Seacrest’s comments during the elimination of Idol finalist Michael Johns. In what could be Seacrest’s cruelest tease ever on American Idol, he said, “That means Michael has the lowest number of votes this week. Now, last year during Idol Gives Back, we didn’t eliminate anybody at this stage of the competition.”

After the camera cut in on the face of a surprised Michael Johns turning to give Seacrest a hopeful look, Seacrest continued, “Tonight, we’re going to say goodbye to Michael Johns.” Many American Idol fans immediately turned to the American Idol message boards to express both their surprise over Michael Johns elimination and their anger over the way Seacrest delivered the results.

As with any shocking elimination on American Idol, there are plenty of cries of conspiracy and demands for a recount. Conspiracy theories range from fans not voting because they didn’t think there would be an elimination during Idol Gives Back week to American Idol producers scripting the outcome to boost ratings with a shocker elimination.

However, many fans are just as upset over the way the elimination was handled as the elimination itself. A common theme of complaints is that making Michael Johns think he might have a chance of continuing on the show was cruel and inappropriate, especially considering it came in a week where Idol was promoting charity and giving.

At least Michael Johns can take solace in the fact that going in a shocking elimination on American Idol can often be just as good as winning. Both Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry went on to very successful careers after what many fans considered to be early exits from American Idol.

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4 Responses to “American Idol Fans Outraged Over Seacrest’s Cruelty To Michael Johns”

  1. pattio Says:
    April 11th, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Ryan has become more than the host of the show…which is inappropriate..he is there as a host, not to fight with the judges or put down the contestants…I think they should boot HIM off…not renew his contract for the next Idol…and find someone who can be less of a thorn in the Simons side and more of a representative of the show in a positive way. I think Simon is there for the shock value but he is honestly in favour of the contestants and a good judge of whether they would make a good Idol….too bad he wasnt around when Britany Spears got started.

    Ryan should apologize to Michael and the results stand as the audience is the true judge of who goes on and who doesnt. Cruel way to end it for Michael..and that shouldnt be tolerated..no-one else has had that type of sendoff. The real loser last night was Ryan..and I would be surprised if he returns to the show if it comes back next year.

    The attacks on Simon need to stop too..getting too personal. Lets just enjoy the show and crown the winner.

  2. kaoticchick Says:
    April 11th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    this sucks..lee shouldve been the one to get the boot..That was really mean of Ryan!!
    check out this hilarious stand up comedy spoof i found about american idol.
    must watch for any true idol believer!!:)

  3. bmjazz Says:
    April 12th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Ryan Seacrest should apologize on American Idol to
    Michael Johns for the mean spirited way he announced
    his elimination from the show. It was inappropriate
    and totally tasteless.

  4. rcnt410mj Says:
    April 14th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    this is uncalled for!!! mj needs to come back,,,
    why wasnt there a pass this week like there was last yr???
    mj was never ever never in bottom3..then e goes home first time in bottom3???
    why why why did ryan make those comments???

    check out mj fan sites google him

    aussie posse love him


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