Caleb Kennedy, who seemed like an amiable kid, has been cancelled by “American Idol.”
The 16 year old country singer was outed by a website with a video made when he was 12. He’s standing next to someone wearing a KKK hood.
Kennedy has posted his exit to Instagram.
His mom told MSNBC: “This video was taken after Caleb had watched the movie ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ and they were imitating those characters. It had nothing to do with the Ku Klux Klan, but I know that’s how it looks. Caleb doesn’t have a racist bone in his body. He loves everyone and has friends of all races.”
Now there are only four contestants for the “Idol” finals. It was a bit of a surprise when Hunter Metts didn’t get chosen last Sunday. Maybe they can bring him back.
“Idol” has been plagued by problems this season. Wyatt Pike, who’s 20 and looked like he could go the distance, dropped out weeks ago citing “personal reasons.” He’s since managed to book a gig on Staten Island.
Meantime, the most recent show this past Sunday, featuring Coldplay, was the lowest rated so far of this season. And no one knows what happened to last year’s winner, a young woman named Just Sam. If anyone does, send me an email at email@example.com.
PS On Friday, “Idol” judge Katy Perry is releasing a new single. And I saw Luke Bryan out promoting something today. These people aren’t stupid. They sense a ship taking on water.
THIS SHOULD’VE STAYED IN YOUR DRAFTS: American Idol contestant Caleb Kennedy allegedly seen in a resurfaced with someone wearing a KKK hood. Caleb is allegedly blocking anyone who mentions the video, according to multiple reports. pic.twitter.com/9OKHmvOCEB
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) May 12, 2021