August 27th, 2010 00:15 EST
Madonna Impersonator Sues Simon Cowell: Put-Downs Too Much For Wimp
"Britain`s Got Talent is being sued for Â£250,000 by a Madonna impersonator over Simon Cowell`s put-downs.The sarcastic judge has been cursed at by dejected contestants, but this is the first time he`s been sued.
Phillip Grimmer, 57, gyrated to Madonna`s dance anthem Hung Up on stage while wearing a purple leotard, knee-high boots and blonde wig.
Cowell branded his bizarre tribute act `monstrous` and `horrendous`, saying: `Madonna at 95 would look better and dance better than you." - DailyMail.Co.UK
Grimmer can`t successfully sue Cowell for telling the truth when he labeled his act "monstrous and horrendous."
But Simon also remarked: "Here we have a hard of hearing and short sighted Madonna."
Bingo! Grimmer, who is hard of hearing and near-sighted, is claiming he was discriminated against because of his disabilities.
For good measure Grimmer is also suing Cowell for discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, sex and age bias.
I saw Grimmer`s performance on YouTube and he is an ugly, untalented jerk who had no business performing on "Britain`s Got Talent."
Grimmer is angry because he was introduced as a "drag queen"; he worries that his friends may now mistake him for a gay cross-dresser.
Hello, if you don purple leotards and a blond wig on national television you will be mistaken for a gay cross-dresser whether or not you are introduced as a "drag queen."
Grimmer`s claims of discrimination are patently ridiculous, and if his case goes to court I`m sure the judge will be as harsh on him as Cowell.
To see the video of Philip Grimmer`s impersonation, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEMFDtlcgVI
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