Fans Horrified After Ex ‘American Idol’ Judge Appears Unrecognizable in Video: Something Isn’t Right

I’m going to go way out on a limb here and say that Simon Cowell is still getting work done.

Daring, I know. But sometimes we have to call ’em like we see ’em in the hard-hitting world of online news.

Plus, you know — there were a bunch of other people saying similar stuff on Twitter already. So it seemed fair.

The former “American Idol” judge recorded a video encouraging people to audition for what I still think of as his “new” show, “Britain’s Got Talent” (which premiered in 2007), that was shared on social media Thursday.

Cowell hasn’t been shy in the past about admitting that he’s received Botox injections and other procedures designed to make him look … I don’t know. Younger, I guess? But he said earlier this year that he’d sworn off Botox, at least, according to Page Six.

Of course, swearing off one procedure doesn’t mean he was finished with all of them. But at any rate, I’m pretty sure he didn’t walk into the doctor’s office and ask to be made to look like this:

Or, I don’t know. Maybe that’s just what he was hoping he’d look like. I don’t know why anybody does anything, and the reasons celebrities do whatever they do are even more mystifying.


One thing that didn’t surprise me: Cowell deleted the video after his new look was absolutely skewered on social media. But what happens on the internet stays on the internet, my dude, which means it’s going to be available forever.

At least I’m not alone. Twitter seemed at least as taken aback as I was, if not more so.

Here are a few of the ones that made me laugh the hardest, which probably says more about my sense of humor than it does about Cowell’s face.

OK, me either. But then there are few people I’d want to see emerge from my wardrobe in the middle of the night.

Some responses got pretty bizarre, but honestly, the more out there they got, the harder I was laughing.

Having played — and lost — a lot of Goldeneye with my sons back in the day, I had to screen shot this one for them:

And finally, I don’t even know what this means, but “haunted oven glove” is maybe the funniest three-word phrase I’ve read in 2022.

My hat is off to you, Buckers.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.