American Idol Producer to Puerto Rico: The Feeling Is Mutual

Laurent and Jean de Brunhoff's Babar and his teammates are going all out to win the famous Celesteville Regatta (1989). Photo: Getty Images

Was American Idol producer Ken Warwick's wholesale repudiation of the entire Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in today's New York Times ("There are places that we went to — you know, to Puerto Rico — and the majority of them weren’t very good at all") motivated by a case of sour grapes? Idolator's Maura Johnston points out that last August, only 300 people showed up to Idol's San Juan auditions, which were picketed over the show's "anti-worker practices." [Idolator]