In the final season of American Idol, 25-year-old Mississippi resident Trent Harmon was crowned the winner Thursday night.
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) April 8, 2016
While many congratulated him on his win, some others were upset, calling American Idol “racist.”
Why? Because the runner-up was La’Porsha Renae, an African American.
#AmericanIdol is officially racist Bruh. Ain't no way in hell 😒
— Selena Faye 💋 (@TheSelenaFaye) April 8, 2016
I'm glad I didn't give American Idol a chance because it is so racist!!!! I'm so glad I didn't watch it since Fantasia won!!!! #IdolFinale
— DeVanté Coleman (@DeShawnCole19) April 8, 2016
I'm glad it's the last season of American Idol cause its racist. I'm really mad😒😒
— BROWN SUGAR💋 (@tynirene) April 8, 2016
— Maryann Martindale (@martindalemm) April 8, 2016
Finally this racist show is gone 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 always looking for a white boy as their golden prize so unfair #AmericanIdol
— Blackgii (@Phyllis2W) April 8, 2016
Is American Idol racist, or America?
Any reason it can't be both?
— Val-E (@BadHg21) April 8, 2016
#AmericanIdol that sucked!! LaPorshe should have won. All those baptist racist in Mississippi voted more!!
— j stuber (@stubej123) April 8, 2016
These Twitter users ignore the fact that Harmon won the same way as every previous winner: by millions across the country voting. Times are sad when we live in a culture that now makes the race out of everything.
Plus it’s called a competition for a reason. A race has nothing to do with this, so instead of being bitter, they should at least congratulate the winner.
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