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GLAAD Voices Concerns Over 'American Idol'

Mon Jan 23, 5:17 PM ET

Is "American Idol" homophobic?

The Fox talent show elicited a response from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD) after judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson made what the gay rights group deemed questionable comments on last week's premiere episode.

On Tuesday's show, seen by a Nielsen-chart topping 35.5 million viewers, Cowell told one male contestant to "wear a dress" and Jackson asked another, "are you a girl?"

"GLAAD is reaching out to the show's producers to discuss our concerns and the concerns of community members and allies who have contacted us about this matter," said Damon Romine, a spokesman for GLAAD, in a statement published on the group's Web site.

Romine was also quoted as saying, "The real offense here was in the producer's decision to add insult to injury by turning a contestant's gender expression into the butt of a joke."

"American Idol" did not immediately return a call Monday.

The popular Fox show, now in its fifth season, airs Tuesdays, 8 p.m. EST.

I think it's safe to say these claims are entirely false.

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