Chris D wrote:Honestly, American Idol trains people to milk sob stories- it's how they pick most of the finalists that make it through. The producers place their plants everywhere and focus only on them to give them a good chance of winning and create the producer's desired outcome.
Pickler got her fame in an environment that encourages sob stories, so it's not entirely her fault that it's being milked. I bet she has no say on the matter.
She probably didn't have much of a say at the beginning of all this, but at some point she could have stepped back and said 'Hey this isn't right. There's more to me than this. Let's talk about something else.' I just can't have much sympathy for poseurs such as her.