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Published:July 15th, 2012 12:13 EST

Will Aretha Franklin Be The Next 'American Idol' Judge? God, I Hope Not!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"`Queen of Soul` Aretha Franklin said on Saturday that she is interested in joining `American Idol` as a judge, just days after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler declared they have ended their judging roles on the Fox show."



It would be an unqualified disaster if Aretha Franklin joined "American Idol" as a judge. The median age of Idol viewers is 50, if the Queen of Soul joins the judging panel it will bump up to 60.

Advertisers crave young viewers, and teens don`t know Aretha Franklin from a hippo. All props to the soul legend, but her time has come and gone - eons ago.

On the plus side the hefty Franklin could take up both seats made available by the departure of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

Franklin is more suited to serve as a mentor, the kids would be too scared not to take her advice -- they wouldn`t want the soul icon to sit on them.

For those of you who are offended because I`m making fun of Franklin`s weight, get over it! Celebs aren`t gods, and it`s a venial sin at the most to ridicule them.

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