Jennifer Hudson was given a lifetime pass to Burger King today after an interview where she attempted to take yet another shot at Simon Cowell and American Idol, the show that gave Hudson her first big break. Hudson has repeatedly claimed she had a bad experience on the show because of the abuse she had to suffer from judge Simon Cowell. After Cowell said Hudson should have thanked American Idol – specifically the people who helped coach her and voted for her on the show – when Hudson won her Academy Award, Hudson said:
"If I'd been any better at my job when I was at Burger King in my middle teens, I wouldn't be here either, so should I thank them, too?"
According to the King, no:
"…In response to Jennifer's recent comments in which she asked if she should be thanking Burger King, we say thanks, but no thanks are necessary. Burger King Corporation is proud of Jennifer's success and while we never like to lose employees, in this case, our loss is the entertainment industry's gain … To further show our support for Jennifer, and make sure she never has to sing for her supper again, Burger King Corporation is giving her a pre-paid BK Crown Card that will be automatically reloaded for life."
The weird thing is that Hudson has made this up completely. She was never abused by Simon, at least not according to his standards. As you can see in the above video, and spelled out very clearly in this video, Simon was unusually complimentary to Hudson and seemed to think she was deserving to win, so she needs to say thank you to the show that put her in front of 40 million people and then shut the fuck up. She’s not the only great artist in Hollywood. For example, I can draw a turtle.