By Michael Slezak
Updated October 15, 2007 at 12:00 PM EDT

So I’ve gottwo questions about this news report that the New York state Department of Labor fined theAmerican Idol tour for violating child-labor laws with regard to teenagecontestants Sanjaya Malakar (pictured) and Jordin Sparks. First, where’s the governmentprotection for all the innocent kids who suffered through Sanjaya’s performances?And second, seeing that all this falls under “child labor” laws, arethey implying that dood got paid for singing? Hell to the no (after the jump)!

addCredit(“Sanjaya Malakar: C Flanigan/”)