Nude Dancer David Hernandez to Stay on American Idol

David Hernandez will not be getting booted from American Idol -- at least not by the show's producers.

The story broke yesterday that David was a former nude dancer at a male strip club, before he appeared on Idol, but show execs say they don't care.

“The truth is we’re never judgmental about what people do to earn a living. They’ve gotta put food in people’s mouths,” Idol’s executive producer, Ken Warwick, told “If it were some sort of heavy porn, then maybe we’d have to take action. But certainly not on this.”

As for America, if they should be swayed by the guy's past profession, there's not much the show can do about it. "As for how his past could influence his future," Ken said, “If there’s a stretch of the public that thinks, ‘Oh, dear, he was a male stripper, I’m not gonna vote for him,’ then that’s the luck of the draw.”

Okay, fine. Here's what I want to discuss. Did anyone else hear Simon say something regarding David's stripping immediately after the guy finished his performance last night? While the audience was applauding, the judge's microphones went on and I swear Simon said something like, "Tell him you liked the way he stripped it down."

Seriously, I had to rewind it twice but I'm pretty sure that's what I heard. Anyone else?

UPDATE: just posted the video from last night's show and Simon definitely took a shot at David!


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