“While many entertainers who profess an alternate sexual lifestyle are individually accepted and enjoyed by the public — when sexual behavior becomes their identifying trait in a specific broadcast, it limits the audience they will draw. Beyond that, it actually drives away a significant market share of parents and teens who used to watch the show together, until mom and dad decided that the subtle promotion of an ‘alternate lifestyle’ to their kids was not worth the entertainment trade off. Sorry Ellen, you’re just not worth it.
McCullough blames American Idol’s declining ratings on the public’s distaste for their evil homofascist judge, Ellen DeGeneres. And certainly not on this season’s spectacularly dreary contestants.