Tom Williams Blames Australian Idol For Being Bashed. WTF?
Look I firstly want to say I am real sorry that former Australian Idol contestant Tom Williams was the subject of a violent attack, however blaming Australian Idol producer’s for it is a bit spurious.
Tom from Adelaide who was a contestant in the year that Wes Carr won told the Herald Sun he blamed the Australian Idol producers for the attack which left him badly injured.
The article states:
Tom Williams was beaten so badly he fractured his eye socket and he says the incident took place because producers didn’t provide contestants with adequate support after the show.
“After Idol they completely drop you,” Williams told The Sunday Telegraph. “I was there with all this exposure and it was difficult without any support.”
After being booted off Idol in 2008, the year Wes Carr was crowned winner, Williams returned to Adelaide to live with his parents. He finished Year 11 but dropped out because he claims he was bullied by fellow students and teachers.
Two weeks ago, Williams claims six men attacked him in Adelaide’s Melrose Park.
He is reluctant to discuss details as charges have been laid and the matter is likely to be heard in court.
“They were calling me a faggot and all that kind of stuff before they started kicking me,” said Williams, in Sydney to promote his debut single, LOL
Personally I don’t know how the producers could have stopped the attack unless he wanted a personal bodyguard at all times since he finished the show.
I suppose people have to way up the positive benefits of getting TV exposure on reality shows, ie it can fast track their career versus the negatives of people recognising them when they are out in public.