Since Melinda Doolittle was voted off American Idol last night, folks are scrambling for reasons why the most talented, consistent performer isn’t going to be in the finals.
One reviewer from the Washington Post theorizes:
Everything about Jordin and Blake seemed younger — they are younger, truth be told — and it’s a truism that America worships youth.
Do Americans worship youth?
If you look at the top grossing movies for 2007, according to Box Office Mojo, all of the top 5 movies have old farts in them:
|5||Blades of Glory|
Spider-Man has been around since the 60s.
300 = Old Spartan farts.
Wild Hogs has an ensemble cast of old farts.
Nicholas Cage. Nuff said.
Will Ferrell = funny old fart.
If we worshipped youth, how do you explain the M.I.L.F. phenomenon?
How do you explain old as dirt Taylor Hicks beating the younger Katherine McPhee in last season’s American Idol finale?
And how do you explain my broke ass, raggedy 65 year old neighbor still pulling honeys?
Something else is afoot.
I, like many others, stopped voting for Melinda weeks ago because she seemed to be a shoo in. There wasn’t a sense of urgency to make sure her old (by American Idol standards) ass passed to the next round.
Once Chris Richardson and Sanjaya lost, the tween vote went to Blake.
And tweens are rabid.
Look at the footage from last night. The crowds for Blake and Jordin were buckwild. Melinda’s fans, on the other hand, looked like paid extras and family members of the American Idol camera crew…much like that weird, fat, hairy guy in all of the American Idol Ford commercials.
If you really want to know how we are, let’s look at some recent events:
We know that gas shouldn’t be $4 a gallon…
We know that Michael Buble shouldn’t have the #1 album of the week…
We know that Richard Gere shouldn’t be persecuted for making out with a hot Bollywood actress…
And what do we do about it?
Not a goddamn thing!
So, I ask you again, is the reason why Melinda Doolittle lost because Americans worship youth?
Nope. We’re just lazy.
Why do you think Melinda was voted off last night? And, who the hell is buying Michael Buble’s album?