L.A. Reid is leaving the floundering ship that is The X-Factor. “I have decided that I will not return to ‘The X Factor’ next year… I have a company to run that I’ve kind of neglected, and it saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit,” Reid said of his decision to abandon the lackluster FOX show. His unemotional response to this career choice echoes the sentiments of the viewers of Simon Cowell’s disappointing show.
After learning about what looks like Cowell’s latest attempt to revive this series that is way past the point of resuscitation, we were left with two questions: 1. Who cares if LA Reid leaves? And 2. Are people still talking about the X-Factor? The news of Reid’s departure comes on the heels of the finale episode set to air next week. At least then it will be over, giving Cowell some time to rethink his business moves and perhaps pull out too before it’s not too late.