American Idol reject receives death threats

It looks like life turned to a downward spiral after he yanked Dane Cook‘s mic on live TV.

Booted American Idol contestant Ian Bernardo has received a lot of bad calls right after he filed a $300,000,000 lawsuit against the reality TV show.

Celebrity news source TMZ.com reports that Bernardo receives “numerous phone calls and emails from restricted and blocked numbers threatening his life.” He was also called an embarrassment and one caller even wanted him to die of AIDS.

The frequency of his threatening calls have ranged from 5 to 10 per hour.

Bernardo had filed a report over at the NYPD about his dilemma.