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American Idol Protest Planned to Support Frenchie Davis, Show Double Standard

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What: Rally on the American Idol Meltdown/ The Double Standard

Who: Civil Rights Activist Najee Ali,Celebrities and Community leaders

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 11:00AM

Where: The Kodak Theater, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard., LA CA (Hollywood/Highland)

Civil rights activist Najee Ali, celebrities, community leaders and Chris Tian & Friends will protest on behalf of Frenchie Davis (pictured) tomorrow night. They plan to confront American Idol this Tuesday, claiming a double standard exists.

With the recent headlines regarding explicit Antonella Barba photos being brought to focus through news outlets and on talk programs nationwide, a celebrity rally on Tuesday will examine the issue of a double standard as it relates to the Fox-TV program's treatment of Barba and Davis.

American Idol Protest Planned to Support Frenchie Davis, Show Double Standard Tuesday's planned rally/press conference is scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. in front of the American Idol home: the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

Four years ago, Frenchie was dismissed from the show for purported racy photos. But those pics - which Davis said were never seen by the Idol powers that be or the public - were of the singer simply modeling lingerie. The ones of Antonella, of course, are of the hardcore porn variety. They're also everywhere on the Web.

(But Barba also did not pose for them for public viewing purposes.)

Ali, who is known for opinionated take current issues, will be joined at the rally by Season One American Idol Producer Tarvenia Jones, Davis (by phone), and Belinda Foster, manager of Davis.

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I agree they should either issue Frenchie an apology and kick off Antonella Barba or they should say "hey we made a mistake" and allow Frenchie into the competition right now and truly let America decide. This season of Idol is truly the "let all the former rejects back in season" almost all the contestants competing now have auditioned more than once. Why not let Frenchie in.


When will we stop being deaf and allow our eyes to stop cancelling out what our ears hear? She can't sing. The {photogenic} Jersey Girl is going home in two weeks, at least that's the line on the over/under.