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3.22.2010

is abdc banning all-asian crews? (no)

Last night, I started getting a barrage of messages from America's Best Dance Crew fans saying they heard from someone who heard from someone else who posted something on someone's Facebook page...

The rumor: America's Best Dance Crew is allegedly "banning" all-Asian crews from here on out. Here's the blurb that's being passed around, though no one really seems to be able to verify it with a legit source:
Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew has reported that it will no longer be accepting groups of dancers made up of entirely Asian members. The hour-long episode series, based on crews from all over the country, competing against each other, has stayed popular since its first season, premiering in 2008, but it may find problems in the near future. The show hasn't entirely excluded the Asian-American community from crews, but there has been a drastic change, limiting crews to a maximum of two Asian members per group.

Although current Judges, JC Chasez, Lil Mama, and Omarion have not shown approval for the new rule, Jackson has been reported saying, "The crews from the past four seasons have been dominated by prominently Asian members, leading to their win, with exception to the Season 4 winners, We Are Heroes. Although we are happy for the Jabbawockeez, Super Cr3w, and Quest Crew, we think it's only right to give other races a fighting chance within the show." Former competitors Kaba Modern and Supreme Soul are completely outraged by this, but the decision is final. No one knows exactly how Season 6 will work, but things will definitely be interesting.
Let me reiterate: this is totally unconfirmed. I'm 100 percent sure that this ridiculous rumor is completely false. I'm only posting it here to stop the deluge of emails. I'm sure as hell not believing it just because someone posted it on their Tumblr.

I don't know who concocted and spread this nonsense, but I can't imagine there being much truth to this -- there's no way anyone would let them get away with this. Besides, the Asian crews rule. Take them out, and I'm not watching anymore.