While I don’t morally object to Simon (you’re asking for it if you go on the show), I would object to behavior like that IRL. It’s not kind. And isn’t that what we are supposed to be?]]>
I think you miss the beef that many Americans have with Simon. You lived in the UK and understand how blunt the Limeys are. What you’ve neglected, English language aside, is that most American culture, customs, temperament, etc, is Dutch based, not British. Most Americans see this guy as an aberration or that this is just some shtick for the show. They are utterly clueless that Simon is a typical Limey.]]>
I have seen Simon be very nice to people who are clearly mentally ill. It just doesn’t bother me because the people trying out know what they are getting themselves into.]]>
Just my two Lincolns.]]>
I agree, if someone came before me trying out for a job that they were obviously not qualified for, I probably would act the same way. When was the last time you went for a job interview and the interviewer told you that you were a hack etc. even if you weren’t that qualified. Granted, these people are delusional, but tact would be nice. Hence the reason I don’t watch the show.]]>
It’s pretty hard for me to understand the denial in a 300 lb. young woman with braces and no talent. I just don’t see how those people think they’re talented.
I believe in honesty. I wouldn’t be cruel to that girl, but I would take her aside and be honest and kind and make suggestions. I don’t know what’s wrong with people who set themselves up like that. I don’t think Simon’s crazy. I think they are.]]>