PUBLIC OPINION > Simon Cowell Is Still the Meanest Reality TV Judge
SodaHead TV 2012/05/24 17:00:00
Howard Stern has only done two episodes of "America's Got Talent," and he already made a 7-year-old kid cry. But he didn't seem to take pleasure in it. Instead, Stern went up to the kid and apologized profusely, telling him he's actually a better rapper than the ones he interviews on his radio show. Now he's saying he doesn't have the stomach for judging. What a softy! We asked the public who the meanest reality judge is.
Simon Cowell's Still the Meanest
Ah, the original sour grape. Simon Cowell was one of two easy ins for this category. Do you really think "American Idol" took off because of the talent? Or was it because secretly, deep down, Cowell's absolute disregard for human emotion and knack for bizarre criticism ("Like eating a hamburger for breakfast") is just a lot of fun to witness? That's debatable, but we were only interested in the latter.
The Judge From Hell
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay isn't just mean, he's brutal. He curses like a sailor, throws dishes across the room, and turns his voice up to eleven. Whether he's judging contestants on "Hell's Kitchen" or whipping faculty into shape on "Kitchen Nightmares," Ramsay is so mean it's painful to watch. If it weren't for those intimate sideline moments, he'd be easy to hate. But he's got a heart in there somewhere.
Howard Stern Is Still a Meanie
OK, so he broke down when he made that kid cry. That's sweet and all, but it doesn't make up for his general persona. For starters, it only took him a couple of episodes to make a child cry. But several commenters noted that he's just kind of a mean guy in general. The apology was a little bit surprising for some. It's tough being a judge, but Stern is off to a rough start.
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