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Billy Porter tells Jennifer Hudson why he stopped watching ‘American Idol’ after she was eliminated

Billy Porter talks to Jennifer Hudson about why he stopped watching American Idol
Billy Porter talks to Jennifer Hudson about why he stopped watching American IdolPhoto: Screenshot

American treasure Billy Porter stopped by the Jennifer Hudson show shortly after receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The two old friends chatted and sang with audience members in a holiday show full of joy.

Porter’s memory of the first time he spoke to Hudson, however, has lit up social media. It was also when he stopped watching “American Idol.”

Porter, who has frequently spoken about being bullied, vividly remembered the show’s host, Simon Cowell, denigrating Hudson live on television. He was so angry then, he picked up the phone and made a call – and that’s when he got a surprise.

Porter called the “American Idol” music director and ended up on the phone with Hudson, herself. He then got to tell her how incredible he thought she was. The pair relived the moment together on Hudson’s show.

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