Betty Buckley (Eight Is Enough):Randy Jackson Displays Ignorance

Blogged By De De Tillman

Source: New York Post

Story By: New York Post

Photo Credit: Google – Facebook

Posted: Tuesday February 7, 2012 @ 9:30 pm PST

Topic: Betty Buckley – Randy Jackson (American Idol)

BETTY BUCKLEY

According to New York Post,  Broadway legend and former “Eight is Enough” star Betty Buckley launched a Twitter tirade against “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson Thursday night, for his habit of dismissing the show’s failed singers as “too Broadway.”

“With respect, ‘Dog,’ your opinion is whack & uninformed!” Buckley tweeted, calling Jackson’s characterizations “beneath contempt” and “beyond idiotic!!!”

Buckley feels that in disparaging Broadway, Jackson displays an ignorance of singing styles, and casts an inappropriately negative light on the Great White Way.

“Broadway is a place, not a style of singing,” Buckley tells the Post. “Whenever he doesn’t like something, he just throws in that ‘this is a Broadway voice.’ I don’t know how many Broadway shows Randy Jackson has been to, but clearly not many, because there’s a wide variety of shows on Broadway.”

Buckley’s Twitter comments spread so quickly that Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe responded sympathetically several hours later, calling Broadway “a Mecca for talent,” and adding, “I will certainly speak to Randy.”

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