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When Rabid Idol Fans Use Photoshop…

July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July. 4th of July can be a special time for rabid Idol fans as it is one more holiday for them to Photoshop holiday greetings with the object of their obsession’s likeness juxtaposed against typical holiday themes.

For example, take this online greeting created by one of Greasy Constantine’s ultra-devoted fans. (Yes, you know you just read that and thought to yourself, what? Greasy Constantine from American Idol Season 5 has FANS??? Don’t worry. He doesn’t have all that many.)

Red, white and barf. This makes me want to defect to Mexico.

But rabid Idol fans do a lot of Photoshopping, and not just on holidays…They also like to bastardize tragic events in American history.

Is it just me, or does the above image seem really inappropriate?

Speaking of inappropriate…

Even the casual observer of Idol and / or Idol fandom knows about those rabid Clay Aiken fans who refer to themselves as Claymates. Check out this fabulous Photoshop job AND the accompanying text. (Thanks, W, for bringing this to my attention a few weeks ago. You know who you are and how much I adore you.)

God’s love holds ALL the power…. At 6am PST every morning, I will be calling on that power and I will be praying for God’s love to guide Clay, to protect Clay, to fill his heart with peace and joy knowing he is loved and knowing we know what he knows and it is good…and as hard as it seem at times, I will pray that his enemies will one day know what we know and be changed for the good….I hope you will join me where ever you are.

Shit. Its 11am EST which means I totally missed the Clay Prayer Moment. Oh wait. I don’t pray and I don’t like Clay Aiken. But take another gander at the aforementioned passage.

ENEMIES? ENEMIES? Who are these people? There are other people who talked about their enemies, too. Like Jim Jones. Jim Jones and his followers went to Guyana because of their enemies. Scientologists, as stated by church doctrine, are allowed to do anything they damn well please to their enemies in order to protect their Xenu beliefs. David Koresh kept massive firearms in his Waco compound to protect his followers against their enemies.

I loathe John Mayer. I have friends that like John Mayer. This does not affect my friendship with these people, even though I think John Mayer is a huge choad. When you consider people who do not share your feelings towards someone as inconsequential as a recording “artist” to be an enemy, you have serious issues.

Photoshop anything you damn well want to Photoshop. That’s the beauty of Photoshop and other imaging software. But please, when you start referring to people who do not share your same feelings towards a particular contestant on American Idol as an enemy, its time to take a good look in the mirror and flush the Kool-Aid.

One Comment leave one →
  1. July 8, 2008 9:14 pm

    That 9/11 montage disgusts me at a cellular level.

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