Former ‘American Idol’ Star Furious for Being Called “White Boy”

Jan 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm |

The Bo Who Cried Racism

Whether you remember Bo Bice or not, he was the runner-up to Carrie Underwood in the fourth season of American Idol.

Notable for his flowing locks and rocker’s persona, Bice wowed the judges at his Orlando audition and continued to win viewers’ hearts all the way until the finale.

Over the past decade, Bo has continued to tour and put out new music and albums, but the biggest headlines come from just this past week following an unfortunate encounter the rocker had in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. At a Popeyes chicken restaurant. After he was called white.

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Source: Atlanta Fox 5/ flickr/Mike Mozart

“I don’t care if you’re Bo Bice, Bo Jackson, or Bo Diddley, when you’re walking through that airport, you should be treated the same, and when you’re giving your money to an establishment, you should be treated the same as anybody.” Here’s the story behind the Bo who cried “racism.”

He wanted to start a national dialogue