americanidol0412 Does American Idol Discriminate Against Fat People?

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Does American Idol discriminate against “big” people? One girl claims they do!A 19-year-old who won tickets to be in the audience of the Fox hit is crying foul, claiming she wasn’t allowed to sit with her friends because she was “just too big” to be in the front. Ashley Kauffman of Riverside, California tells Radaronline that she was “so excited,” when she and her friends won tickets to the show, but when they got there, three of her friends got front row seats, but she and another friend got relegated to the back. “There were two ladies and they kind of looked us up and down…One of us was not in a great outfit and the lady said ‘Oh, I don’t want shorts in front.’ Then she looks at me and goes, ‘Oh no, you’re just too big, too heavy to be in front!,'” explains Ashley. “I was kind of taken aback. I’m not that big, but I understand I was bigger than the girls I was with. But I was like, ‘Wow, way to hit a low blow.'” Ashley, who is 5 foot 2 and weighs about 150 pounds, says she “was really offended,” by what went on. “I felt so belittled as a person because of my weight,” she said. “It needs to be known that they are making people feel like this.”

Here’s a picture of Ashley Kauffman!  I don’t think she’s fat at all!

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Comments (6)
  1. Maclayne says:

    OK first of all, shame on that lady! If her friends got front row seats she should’ve too! Second, she is not fat! She is beautiful! These people need to get fired or something!

  2. Tammy Ames says:

    I don’t think she’s fat at all, she’s not pencil thin but that isn’t healthy being that skinny. She’s a beautiful young lady and shouldn’t let American Idol make her feel any less

    1. Jason the 300lb. Cowboy says:

      Thanks for your comment Tammy

  3. carol hunter says:

    I think she shoud file a suit againt American Idol. That is terrible. They are sending out a really bad message. Everyone in this world isnt tall, skinny, and pretty. You see that everywhere, if you look at the people standing in front of the stage when something is on TV they are all pretty. So if you are not perfect then you are screwed.

  4. Amy says:

    Okay seriously she is FAT????????????? What in the world are we coming to if she is fat????? Un real, I would defenitely make a stink about it if I was her! SHE IS NOT FAT! UGH!!!

  5. Michele Hawley says:

    What kind of wing-dings do they have working at American Idol?
    She is not fat by any standard!

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