My American Idol comments are at the bottom, so for those of you (Mrs. Mogul) who haven't watched yet, you can read up to there!
Anyone see Oprah yesterday? I don't watch her much, but whenever I do it gets me fired up. I only saw one segment, but it featured a woman who had killed her live-in boyfriend when she found out he was molesting her daughter. The daughter had told her before that he had touched her, but when the mom confronted him, he denied it and convinced her that the daughter was too young to know what was happening. The mother didn't believe her until she walked in on them, naked. She grabbed her daughter, ran out of the house, hid the daughter, and then went back in for an explanation from the boyfriend. On her way in, she grabbed a gun for protection because he had been violent before.
She then went into the bedroom where she confronted him. She says he laughed at her, told her no one would believe her, and then came at her. She shot him 4 times and killed him. She was found not guilty of murder by a jury.
So here is the question: what would you do? Would you have believed your daughter the first time, or could you be convinced that she is too young to understand? Once you got out of the house, would you have gone back in to confront the abuser? Would you have just gone and got the gun right away and shot him without discussion? Would you, if you were on the jury, found her guilty of murder or do you think she was justified?
Its hard to even put myself in that position because Hub is such an amazing person; I never even think about something like that potentially happening. But if I am imagining for a moment...Princess is, say, 4 years old and tells me that daddy has done this or that...what would I do?
I think I would take Princess and leave. No explanation is necessary nor would I want to hear one. Then I would call the police and have him arrested.
That's what I *think* I would do. But chances are good that I'd kill him right on the spot.
On a lighter note, no big surprises with Idol. We knew it was either Baby V or Anthony to go, and they were in the bottom 2. Anthony went, and Vonzell will most likely go next week.
Carrie looked terrified, I have to say. Based on the judges' comments about her second performance, I think she was afraid she was next to go.
And I thought it was interesting to see their auditions again. It showed how far Vonzell has come. It showed that Carrie was awesome right from the beginning, but needed to improve her stage presence then and hasn't done it yet. I thought Anthony was better in his audition than he has been the rest of the season. And Bo sounded a little off, but you could see his star potential from the start.