Laine Hardy is facing some serious accusations after being arrested by Lousiana State University police last week. The American Idol star has been arrested for allegedly wiretapping his ex-girlfriend’s dorm room to record her conversations. Now, producers of the reality singing competition are also in hot water.

On Monday night, American Idol aired a reunion special that was taped earlier this month. Rather than cutting Hardy, they aired his performance in full. Fans took to social media to blast the show for not cutting him out.

“Shame on @AmericanIdol for having Laine Hardy on the show with him being arrested for being a perv”

“I’m sorry! Who let the creeper @TheLaineHardy on American Idol tonight? Didn’t know they were letting criminals on now. Previously recorded? So maybe don’t show it then…. Careful there @lacikayebooth. He might bug your dressing room…..”


“Hey @AmericanIdol can y’all be anymore #tonedeaf to what is going on in the world?!? What on earth made you think putting #LaineHardy on the air was a good idea?!?!”

Laine Hardy is facing serious criminal charges for an alleged major invasion of another person’s privacy. Fans have not taken kindly to the fact that the latest special included his performance. Laine will have his day in a court of law, but right now he is losing the battle in the court of public opinion.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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