In (Hunger) Protest of Sanjaya Malakar

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Many fans are left scratching their heads as to why Sanjaya Malakar is still singing on American Idol.

But one fan is scratching her empty stomach instead.

Staving for Sanjaya
A young lady who calls herself "J" on MySpace is staging a hunger strike until Sanjaya and his ever-changing locks are voted off of Idol.

"I have always been a big fan of American Idol, so like many people I was excited for the 6th season to start this year. Aside from the initial debacle with contestant Antonella Barba, season 6 was starting to look like it may be actually very good. However, there is one hinge in this broad spectrum of talent this year ... Sanjaya Malakar," J writes on her MySpace page.

"We have no problems with Sanjaya personally...However, he does NOT belong on American Idol.

"So until the day that Sanjaya is no longer American Idol, I will be going on a hunger strike. This means I will refuse to eat anything until American Idol voters wise up, and stop voting Sanjaya through each week ... if you would like to see this hunger strike end, the only way to let this happen is to vote for anyone OTHER than Sanjaya after 'American Idol' on Tuesday."

Too bad for J. Stephanie Edwards was voted out. We think we can her her tummy grumbling from here.

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Sanjaya is still on Idol because his family outsourced his fan base and has all of freakin' India calling in.


I believe the Indian (not American Indian obviously) and gay communities all over the world are voting strongly for Sanjaya. There is no other explanation why he is still on the show. I doubt very much the Howard Stern dopes or Vote for the Worst knuckleheads, who don't have a brain in their head, can generate enough votes to alter the results so dramatically. I'm not saying Sanjaya is gay, and I don't care one way or the other, but it is not fair to the other contestants that this goofball continues to advance. Next year Idol should consider changing the voting process to stop this from happening again. Perhaps give the judges 50% of the vote and the audience 50%, or some combination of? Regardless, something needs to be done. Remember, though, these same judges put him through to Hollywood to begin with.


Sanjaya is posted at Vote For The Ugliest http://www.votefortheugliest.c... - - site is like Am I hot or Not. You can post your pics also for other American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, men, Women, etc.


I have loved Sanjaya since we got together last year. We were boy friends on and off during the school year here in Seattle and had a great time together. I think he will represent the Gay community well.