It Turns Out Chick-Fil-A Conspired to Prevent Adam Lambert from Winning American Idol
A new report this week explains how an Arkansas Chick-Fil-A franchisee may have singlehandedly rigged the American Idol season 8 finale vote in favor of Kris Allen.
Adam Lambert had not disclosed his orientation during his stint on American Idol, but his Rolling Stone announcement was no surprise. Chick-fil-A is appalled at local governments that have interfered with their right to open a business, but didn’t they go way overboard when they intervened in a reality singing contest when votes determine the outcome? That is exactly what Allen Kiser did. I do not know weather he acted alone or with the blessing and financial support of Dan Cathy at Chick-fil-A headquarters.
While every measurable indicator favored an Adam Lambert victory around the nation, back in Conway, Arkansas Chick-fil-A mounted a campaign to change that outcome. Week after week people gathered to vote at Chick-fil-A sponsored events. It was not just ordinary voting, but power texting with multiple phones and after hour voting with West coast go-phones. Voters were encouraged to vote thousands of times each with free food and prizes. It was an appealing incentive in this sleepy collage town. Keep in mind that they could rack up an impressive number of votes. 10,000 votes from 2,000 people = 20 million votes, 3,000 people = 30 million votes. There were about 3,000 people at the Vote Party on the night of the final. Allen Kiser attended with his Chick-fil-A cows baring name tags that identified themselves as Vote Party “Staff”.
Anybody paying attention knows that Lambert lost the Idol contest in name only. His latest album debuted at number one, marking the first time an openly gay musician has reigned at the top of the charts. And while homeboy isn’t quite pulling in those Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood dollar-dollar-bills just yet, he is undoubtedly one of the three household names to emerge from the show. Sorry Jordin Sparks!
So, so weird.