Paula Goodspeed who auditioned on American Idol in January 2006 has been found dead outside the
home of judge Paula Abdul The 30-year-old is believed to have killed herself by taking a drugs overdose and reportedly had a history of mental illness.
Millions of viewers saw Cowell mock Goodspeed’s teeth brace, telling her: “I don’t think any artist on earth could sing with that much metal in your mouth… that’s like a bridge.” After the girl left the audition room, Cowell joked: “How did she get through the metal detector? It must have gone crazy.”
We must stop this kind of hate. Talk about her music and that she can’t sing but not about how she looks or a defect.
Tell us Simon what is next? Making fun of people in wheelchairs?