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Saturday, August 19, 2006

An Idol and a Bucket
by Idol Whore















Justin Timberlake has decided that the best way to promote his upcoming CD is to trash "American Idol" and its current champ Taylor Hicks. The former Mouseketeer told Fashion Rocks magazine, "I have a strange relationship with that show. I despise it, and yet I'm completely fascinated." The Idol Whore finds this to be a very hypocritical statement coming from a guy who once competed on "Star Search." About Taylor Hicks, Justin says, "The guy who won --- people think he looks so normal, and he's so sweet, and he's so earnest, but he can't carry a tune in a bucket."

Wait. It gets better -- or worse depending on your perspective. Justin goes on to say, "If he (Hicks) has any skeletons whatsoever; if, God forbid, he's gay, and all these people in Mississippi who voted for him are like, `Oh, my God, I voted for a queer!' It's just too much pressure."

The Idol Whore is trying to figure out who it is that Justin is chomping on here. Is he questioning Taylor's sexual orientation? Is he beating up on people from Mississippi? "If, God forbid, he's gay." That's odd. I don't recall Justin using the phrase "God forbid" while he was talking about Lance Bass when he recently came out of the closet. Oh, and as a matter of coincidence, Lance just happens to come from the state of Mississippi. Should we read something into this little tirade, or should we just write it off as Justin being under the influence of all those drugs he claims to have consumed?

In the immediate aftermath, Timberlake's reps went into a frenzy in an effort to perform some damage control. One of those wranglers, Ken Sunshine, maintains that Justin's blabbering was "taken completely out of context." Is that so, Little Mr. Sunshine? Perhaps you could explain to the class the kind of context in which these remarks could be made where they would not sound petty and obnoxious. Sunny couldn't stretch that far, so he instead told the Associated Press that "(Justin) has tremendous affection for Taylor Hicks' success. He would never say anything that personal about somebody he's never met. He only wishes him the best." I know you're just doing your little PR job, K-Sun, and the Idol Whore gives you a merit badge for the effort --- even if no one believes you. Still, you might think about giving your boy a quick smack upside the head. As of Friday, 77% of the respondents to an AOL poll voted that Justin's remarks were unfair and totally out of line.

As for Taylor Hicks, he and his representatives have chosen to take the high road. Liz Morentin, a representative for Taylor's label RCA, declined to comment. Then again, that may not have been the high road exactly. It may have been the only road. After all, how is one supposed to respond to a low blow like that? The Idol Whore is totally bummed out. I like Justin just as much as anybody --- which is why I'm calling him into account. He is certainly entitled to his opinion just like everybody else, but still, taking a public shot at somebody who has never done anything to you is so low class --- and Justin should know this. So many cheap shots were hurled in his direction when he was with *N Sync. Eminem used to dog them all the time, and stores were selling hats that read *N Suck and *N Stink. He ought to know better. Let's hope he figures it out before he gives his next interview.

Play nice, kids . Idol Whore out.

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