Forget those sexy pics of American Idol
's embattled warbler Sanjaya Malakar's sister, it's Sanjaya himself Maxim finds hot, as a chick! As if the world hasn't insulted Sanjaya enough, Maxim just had to throw more fuel on the fire (read that as, 'cash in on') that has become Sanjaya. I personally feel a little ridiculous for the amount of attention I lavish on the dread Malakar, the scourge of American Idol, but there is just something about the dude that makes him an inexhaustible source for pithy barbs, and new allusions for 'tone deafness'. But make him chick of the day? C'mon guys, that's a little too high up the harsh meter.
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Maxim started their insult with: "You've no one but the Devil's lawyer to blame for this androgynous American Idol
stowaway, who, despite being detested by the judges, somehow remains in the hunt for the show's coveted prize as this year's top 40 footnote."
Personally I don't get the androgyny. Maybe I'm just not trying hard enough to see Sanjaya as a girl, maybe the Maxim editor behind this piece has perfected the art of seeing the girl in every young man, who knows. No matter how you slice it, though, Sanjaya certainly is not a girl. Weird, awkward, tone deaf, yes. But when I go to Maxim to see a girl, I have a specific image in mind, and Sanjaya is just nowhere near that image.
Of course, even though Maxim blame's the Devil's lawyer for keeping Sanjaya in the game, it's people like them, and yes, us, who are keeping him in the running by finding ever more inventive ways to assail this poor soul. Seriously, I'm starting to worry what might become of my job once Sanjaya finally does get the boot. Whatever will we find to write about?
- Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer