Symone Black’s frightening fall: Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust”? Fox & Friends producers and co-anchors Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy seemed “Cold as Ice” early this morning about sixteen-year-old contestant Symone Black’s scary tumble from the American Idol stage. When producers teased the upcoming story (as the “A” block ended), they aired video of Symone’s stumbling from the stage and her subsequent crumpling onto the floor as Brian blithely boomed, “And, you’ve seen the American Idol auditions that just fell flat: But, this girl took it to a whole new level.” Then, when the fall was shown for the second time to the tune of Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” Steve coarsely jested, “Kaboom!” To make matters, after F&F producers let the footage run longer to show stunned judges Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, and Jennifer Lopez looking on in horror at an injured Symone (laying in the fetal position and cradling her head), they quickly added one last fall for good measure right before the commercial break.
“Another One Bites the Dust”? Yikes! That crass F&F promo certainly should have.