American Idol Finalist Caleb Kennedy Exits Show

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American Idol finalist Caleb Kennedy has exited the competitors after a video resurfaced on social media of Kennedy sitting subsequent to and filming somebody who seems to be sporting a Ku Klux Klan hood. “American Idol contestant Caleb Kennedy will not be shifting ahead within the competitors. Sunday’s episode will function the Top 4 with one contestant elimination,” the show confirmed to People and Variety. Kennedy addressed the scenario on Instagram, writing in an announcement, “There was a video that surfaced on the web and it displayed actions that weren’t meant to be taken in that approach.” He continued, “I used to be youthful and didn’t take into consideration the actions, however that’s not an excuse. I wanna apologize to all my followers and everybody who I’ve let down.”

THIS SHOULD’VE STAYED IN YOUR DRAFTS: American Idol contestant Caleb Kennedy allegedly seen in a resurfaced with somebody sporting a KKK hood. Caleb is allegedly blocking anybody who mentions the video, in keeping with a number of reviews.— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) May 12, 2021

Kennedy’s mom, Anita Guy, instructed the Spartanburg Herald-Journal that the clip was taken out of context, and claimed that Kennedy and his buddy have been imitating characters from the horror film The Strangers: Prey at Night. “It had nothing to do with the Ku Klux Klan, however I do know that’s the way it appears to be like. Caleb doesn’t have a racist bone in his physique,” Guy stated. Neither of the contestants eradicated final week, Arthur Gunn and Hunter Metts, shall be returning to American Idol to take Kennedy’s place. This Sunday’s episode will as a substitute function the remaining 4 semifinalists, Chayce Beckham, Casey Bishop, Grace Kinstler, and Willie Spence.

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