So American Idol is back again this year. And each year, it becomes more and more clear that American Idol is a microcosm of what is wrong with this country.
You get people auditioning who come in and totally suck. It’s obvious to even a tone deaf person like me that these people cannot sing. Yet, they thing that they are great singers – all their friends think so! So it comes down to Simon to tell these people they suck. And he’s the bad guy. But, the reality is, is that their friends and family who have told this person “oh you are great” “you sound wonderful” all their life are to blame for the crushing dose of reality.
So they come into the audition and are incapable of accepting legitimate criticism, because they’ve never heard it before, that they explode and Simon is the bad guy. When he’s the best friend they have. Clearly their “real” friends have abdicated their role of being honest and truthful with them.
Then again, without these self delusional people, why would we watch? Yay, delusion!