Clay Aiken Issues Rambling, Self-Righteous Apology to Adam Lambert

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During a rambling blog entry - which included digs at bloggers for following his words more closely than the economy or the welfare of children around the globe - Clay Aiken sort of apologized to Adam Lambert for disparaging remarks he posted earlier in the week.

Many Lambert fans have taken Clay to task for referring to this season's runner-up as "contrived, awful and frightening."

In response, Aiken writes:

If only many [bloggers] took the time to pay attention to important things like the US economy and the welfare of the world's children. But… nah… I could blog about that type of stuff anytime and most wouldn't think twice, but let me say something that they can pick and choose quotes and misinterpret me… and it's showtime! I never assumed my opinion mattered so much! I guess I may have been wrong...

Since my previous blog got dissected like a biology lab frog, i suppose I should clarify and even retract some of what I wrote. I am sure that some were upset by my choice of words describing my opinion of a performance I heard from Adam Lambert.

I hope no one actually believed that blood truly poured forth from my ears when I heard him. I obviously meant it as a colorful statement to imply that I did not enjoy what I heard. Any performer hopes that their music will appeal to all people, but no singer realistically expects it to.

I definitely don't want to stoop to the level of so many negative freaks on the internet… so, I do apologize to Adam for my colorful (and negative) choice of words. I hope he can forgive me. I imagine he doesn't give a d---! God knows he shouldn't.

Clay Aiken thinks everyone (except for himself, apparently) should focus on world poverty instead of American Idol.


Clay made his comment on his private message board. I think we still have the right to have an opinion. He's not jealous of Lambert as he has his own life, career, and opinions.


Every once in a while I find myself reading a blog. What amazes me is how often people are irrate because someone else has an opinion that is unlike their own. Does anyone else see how idiotic that is??? These two talents would be like comparing apples to oranges. It's a matter of personal taste and no one need apoligize for that.


Clay is jealous of Adam and others. Clay needs to learn to shut his mouth. He has dissed tons of people since his early Idol days, and has burned many bridges. Claymates need to get a life! Clay has no use for anyone unless they spend money on him. What kind of moron spends $35,000 to have dinner with Clay, only to be told by his overweight bodyguard what to say, and what not to say, to Clay? His career's over anyway. Hope Angela and Quiana have found a better job. At least Angie won't have to hear jokes on stage about her big boobs anymore. Clay is very disrespectful, or was that part of his game?


If Clay Aiken wanted to comment in such a way about another artist's performance, he should expect certain reactions from the performer. It's only natural.
The use of language in the comment is offensive, that is a fact.
Since Clay Aiken has the right to comment, Adam has the right to defend himself. Clay Aiken is beign honest about how he feels, so is Adam.


Clay was not pumping up his season. He said the first 3 seasons were about looking for unpolished non-professional talent and by season 4 the show lost its way. He is totally right in everything he said.


My biggest beef about Clay is that he keeps on harping on the fact that his season is the ideal season with two raw talents competing. The two raw talents have NOT risen above the bar of mediocrity that they have set for themselves six whole years after Idol. Bottomline is I would rather give a platform to obscure talents who have the passion for music, who live and breathe music polishing their talents in their own little corner of America before deeming themselves worthy of national exposure via Idol than the Clays and Rubens of this world.


This is ridiculus. Clay Should not have even apologized to begin with. He gave his opinion, end of discussion. No body is asking Adam fans to apologize for things said about Kris. GET OVER IT PEOPLE.


Clay offered his opinion when asked by a fan on his fan site, is the way I understand it. He then offered a gracious apology for his use of words. Simon said much worse about Adam ROF performance. Funny thing is, I bet Adam would not have any issues with Clay original comments or his apology. Most posted are bashing Clay for what they themselves are doing here. That's the pot calling the kettle black. I think both Clay and Adam are great entertainers.


Maybe Clay should vocus more on World poverty, rather than blogging about someone else's performance. Good thing he's not a judge for American Idol!


Lol, even Simon and a few other respectable people in the music business thought Adam's version of Ring of Fire was HORRIBLE! Poor Mr Cash was probably rolling over in his grave. Clay has as much right to post his opinion as any other red blooded American, at least he took the time to offer an apology, and as for being self righteous, hardly! And he does have a point, the haters are the ones posting here with their hateful SPEW instead of worrying about the numbers of people on the streets with no jobs and hungry. Get a life and get off the internet you people are quickly joining the ranks of the lovely paparazzi, God knows how lovable they are!

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I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that.

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I have no idea if he'll be gay or straight. It's not something I'll have anything to do with, or that he'll have anything to do with. It's already probably up inside the code there ... No matter what the situation you're in, if you're raised in a loving environment, that's the most important thing.

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