When Simon Cowell announced he was leaving American Idol, we highlighted four ways the show changed American culture. Well here's one way
it's changed Canadian culture. Last Friday, T.J. Burke, a liberal
Canadian politician attacked his conservative counterpart David Alward
using a rap song that first appeared on American Idol.
Burke charged that Alward was caught with his pants down and then began rapping "Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, looking like a fool with his pants on the ground."
Since the video broke, Burke's been a hot commodity. He told Canadian Press that he's had "many requests from television and radio stations in Canada and the United States, but has no plans to repeat his performance or seek a career in singing or dancing."