On the first episode of American Idol last night, one of the Boston contestants stood out from the crowd. No, unfortunately it wasn’t for her singing. No ticket to Hollywood. Instead American Idol producers did a background piece on her because Mere (pronounced “Mary”) Doyle said she was an Otaku!
The piece was of course short, as she was sadly being highlighted as one of the colorful losers. But you’re not a loser to us Mere. Way to show those colors!
Mere stated that she liked cosplay and made her own outfits. To which Ryan Seacrest replied, “So, sort of like a fashionista.” Um… no Ryan. No.
So there you go Otaku. Even in the farthest reaches of vanilla flavored mainstream America your voices will be heard. (Blah. Where’s Roy when you need a good rally cry.)