Credit: Nino Munoz/FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Top 4 Group Lakoda Rayne Smiles on The X Factor

Remember when we asked if Lakoda Rayne was doomed? Well, turns out it was kind of a rhetorical question, as Paula Abdul’s group finally got the boot two days ago. Of course, there could be any number of reasons for this — like, say, the reasons the judges provided — but Simon Cowell theorizes that the decision was motivated by something more sinister.

That’s right: Lakoda Rayne incurred the ire of X Factor voters nationwide for being too pretty. “Girls didn’t like them,” Cowell said, but if he offered any elaboration on that, The Hollywood Reporter didn’t deign to jot it down.

We’re not sure how to take this — does Simon really think that American girls are so infused with envy as to vote off an X Factor group for being too attractive? This sounds like just the sort of thing a controversial guy like Simon would say. Problem?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter