‘American Idol’ Garbage Man Doug Kiker Breaks Social Media Silence After Arrest

Samantha Agate
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Season 18 American Idol contestant Doug Kiker was arrested in May in Alabama for misdemeanor domestic violence. An unnamed woman called 911 during the incident and cops found probable cause to arrest Doug. He was booked by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Department and held on a $1,000 bond. Doug has remained quiet on social media until now.


Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant Doug Kiker Posts Video on Social Media After His Arrest

In a video posted on his Instagram account, Doug teased that he is working on something new. He did not mention his arrest. Instead, he asked his supporters to help him out with this new project. Doug urged his followers to come to J Rodgers BBQ in Saraland on Monday morning.

“Guys, I really, really, really need your help,” he starts. “I’m trying to do my best to make a positive footprint in the world. And I know most of you are working on a Monday but we’re trying to make a movie and I really need you.”

Doug further explained the movie on his Facebook page in a series of posts. He was looking for 20 female actors who “must be able act have fun and have the ability to resist a super sexy somewhat unknowingly talented handy capable former garbage man.” Doug also said he would be playing original music at the event.


Doug is a father of two. He welcomed a second daughter in May 2020. Doug thanked fans on Facebook for “all the love and support you’ve shown me and my family.” Viewers were first introduced to his story on American Idol in 2020. He sang with Luke Bryan during his unconventional audition and was later brought back to sing with Rascal Flatts at the finale.

This is not the first time that Doug has called upon his fans to help with his projects. After competing on American Idol, Doug started a campaign to help raise money to fund his album. He was seeking $25,000 to hire musicians and get in the studio to finish the music. The fundraiser has since been closed after raising $5,500.

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