May 25, 2006, - 1:55 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
We’re not fans of sappy karaoke show, “American Idol.” It’s getting old.
But we did watch last night’s finale, and thought it was well done and entertaining. More important, it gave all of America a taste of the ever-dominant Girlie-Man America that is quickly conquering the few masculine men left in America . . . and especially American showbiz. Are there any real men left in Hollywood? Hard to tell, based on last night’s “American Idol.”
First, there was Barry Manilow, Jr. a/k/a Clay Aiken, a past Idol runner-up singing with his look-alike potential future boyfriend. But worse, the end of the show gave us a glimpse of David Hasselhoff crying. Crying over a seriously ill relative, a Holocaust documentary, or even the movie, “Miracle,” is one thing, but over an effeminate karaoke contest like “American Idol”? Yes, even the cheesy, exaggerated machismo of Mr. “Baywatch” and “Knight Rider” has melted. He, too, is a girlie-man.
And it should be no surprise. This is the kind of man that showbiz types like Madonna have wrought. Like many other vapidoids who inhabit Hollyood, “the Material Girl”–in her two-decades-plus career–showed the women (and men) I grew up with that men were good for only a few limited roles:
* Sperm donor and/or sex toy;
* If they were flamingly gay and well-chiseled, dancer on her concert tour;
* Middle age husband to make failed movies and wear silly white outfits, while accompanying her on phony Kabbalah sessions; and
* Whorish rabbi to take her money for “absolution” and use it to expand his Kabbalah Center, er . . . Porsche collection.
If your son, grandchild, or nephew watches “American Idol”–and many boys do–they’re hardly getting a good example of manhood. Unless that includes lots of mousse, pastel clothes, purple crushed-velvet blazers, and crying over a karaoke contest. Remember, about a third of the TV-audience, last night, was tuned in.
The kind of men Madonna and the rest of Hollywood wrought on America, which is fast becoming “Girlie-Man Nation.”
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