We’re taking a timeout from this season’s So You Think You Can Dance because, after Nigel Lythgoe’s homophobic-y comments, the show has lost most of its pizazz. That is, until two contestants allegedly showed up on GuysWithiPhones.com showing off their goods.
Ade Obayomi, 20, who’s still competing, and ousted contestant Jonathan Platero, 21 — or two men who look remarkably like them — popped up on the site in various states of undress. Platero is shirtless in the mirror; Obayomi looks to have gone into the NSFW region.
What’s the Internet discovery mean for the pair? Maybe history can teach us a lesson.
When racy photos of American Idol‘s songstress Antonella Barba popped up while she was still on the show, Simon Cowell addressed the scandal live on air; Barba was not kicked off Idol for the pics, but did get voted out shortly after they surfaced.
But when it comes to SYTYCD‘s situation, we’ve got a different scenario. There are guys, which if you’ve spent a second in pop culture, get treated differently. Women are responsible for their risque pasts, while men often get a pass.
And while Platero’s pic isn’t too scandalous, Obayomi’s are. And from the (bottom-y) looks of things, it’s clear he’s of the gay variety (or comes from a string of straight DNA that really likes spreading his ass).
(Platero, however, describes himself as a “boi” on his MySpace page, and we all know which sexuality uses that word.)
It’ll be interesting to see whether Lythgoe & Co. even address the photos on the show, or hope the scandal blows over. In the meantime, it’s clear that at least Platero has no problem posting photos of himself on the web.
The “scandalous” (and likely NSFW) photos follow: