A lawsuit in the U.K. aptly demonstrates the victim mentality that liberals on both sides of The Pond have injected into society.
Simon Cowell and his television program are being sued for $3.8 million by a former contestant that had appeared on the U.K. version of Cowell’s “Got Talent” show.
Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai appeared on a May 2009 episode of “Britain's Got Talent.”
Part of her claim is that she was humiliated and degraded on the program, which is what most folks think Cowell is getting paid the big bucks to do in his role as curmudgeon judge.
The most intriguing part of Czikai's complaint, though, is a claim of discrimination. The reality show participant filed the charge with the employment tribunal along with her other allegations.
Czikai, represented herself in a pre-trial review that took place at the central London tribunal court. After accusing Cowell's show of “exploitation, humiliation, degradation and barbarism,” she additionally accused the program of disability discrimination.
The former nurse told the court that she has a condition called cervical spine neuritis, which may cause head and shoulder pain, and claimed that her condition detrimentally affected her singing.
Czikai further claimed that the reality show failed to make adjustments for her disability, such as turning down the level of the accompaniment and lowering the microphone volume.
Sounding like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and myriad of other U.S. Democrat pols, she said, “This program makes a select number of rich people very, very rich on the backs of the ordinary man and woman in the street through exploitation, humiliation, degradation and a re-emergence of modern-day barbarism with all its inherent cruelty.”
Who knows where this might lead. Liberals may soon be clamoring for reality show reform, which would no doubt be passed against the will of the fans.