The show we’ve all grown to love throughout all the scrutiny, is facing very serious allegations according to 9 past contestants. The 9 ex-contestants have filed charges with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Fox’s “American Idol” for having racist practices for winner selections to boost TV ratings. The 9 stated on the potential lawsuit range from season 2-9, & they all state that in most of their cases that “American Idol” had no right to check their background history which was later used to disqualify them from eligibility because it goes against the California Employment Law Act. Most of the 9 also alledgedly state that “American Idol” tarnished their characters by making some misdemeanors on the contestants records seem far more serious than the actual charges were. According to “Blackmediascoop.com” the show’s executive producer Nigel Lythgoe states that he was “shocked” by the “ridiculous” allegations, further stating that “[Idol] treats everybody the same, no matter the sex, race, religion, or sex”. Power 98 Fam … What’s your take on “American Idol”, equal or racist?