The Sanjaya hoax: Will Ferrell made him do it

Confession time, PopWatchers. Raise your hand if you actually believed that an art school student named Bill Vendall was responsible for the phenomenon that was (pardon me, IS) Sanjaya Malakar. Dude claimed the American Idol hopeful was merely a product of his delightfully evil imagination. Oh, the horror! So who ripped that faux hawk cut-out off of the wall after watching that video? Who threw the hair gel in the bottom of their dresser drawer and deleted "You Really Got Me" from their iPod? No judgment. (Seriously though, you believed that?)

Apparently, somebody did. The Idol finalist himself was prompted to come clean about the hoax. His excuse? "Will Ferrell made me do that message." (Ahem, Sanjaya, somebody already tried that one.) So wipe away those tears. He’s the real deal.

No, really, stop crying.

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  • Kelly

    LOL I can’t believe some people actually believed it.
    Brilliant. Just brilliant.
    I love this kid.

  • dance2thebeat

    that is a very good thing!

  • Nick

    It’s hilarious but a lot of people believed it. In Rhode Island, there were news crews at the RISD campus searching for “Bill Vendall”. The admissions officers even issued a statement saying that he wasn’t a student there.
    And all these radio DJ’s were furious. They were calling into FOX and demanding that Bill Vendall be arrested for fraud.
    It just goes to show… people are gullible. LOL.

  • Miss USA

    I do believe I am starting to fall for Sanjaya. He is so adorable! So he made a joke, what is wrong with that?

  • ????

    How did this happen? A mediocre singer/mediocre idol getting all this attention. It’s like watching Carrot Top. It’s becoming annoying, the wanton lack of taste people have these days.

  • ?

    I guess I am going to have to pick another name to post with. I hate Carrot Top. He is a walking nightmare. Sanjaya is good for laughs. I would not pay more than 10 dollars to see him. Just wanted to set the record straight.

  • Juan

    i’m gonna put a Sanjaya poster on my wall.

  • temple dimkpa Ineh

    Everybody loves Sanjaya! Even here in Brazil, he became a household name after his fabulous Latin Week performance.The Argentines will definitely love him!!!! He may not have that fabulous singing voice and neither does Madonna, but he can move records and Cds.
    Now, Sanjaya, don’t allow all these buzz to get into your head. rather use them on and for your hair. cheers!
    Sao Paulo

    • nnamdi victor okafor

      how now,enter facebook.

  • angel7

    Yeah…the real gullibilty of people is believing this guy is a singer (almost choked using that word in connection with him)! Just goes to show what poor taste people have. He’s probably inhaled a little too much of his mother’s and sister’s smoke.



  • Ashlyn

    i think it is good that Sanjaya can have some fun. He is 17. Let him just have fun and act his age. He shouldn’t have to conform to others standards. I am a huge fanjaya and i think he rocks! I will definately be buying his album!

  • AHHHHH!!!!!

    that was stuipd.why would u do that

  • AHHHHH!!!!!

    that was stuipd.why would u do that

  • babylon-pride

    Now he’s going to be in Harry Potter: Half Blood Prince. That’s what Wiki says CNN released today.

  • AHHHHH!!!!!

    i think that was sort of funny and weird!!!!!

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