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Clay Aiken To Adam Lambert: Sorry!

Clay Aiken To Adam Lambert: Sorry!

Yesterday, Clay Aiken bashed fellow American Idol contestant Adam Lambert‘s rendition of “Ring of Fire”. “[I] thought my ears would bleed,” Clay wrote. “Contrived, awful, and slightly frightening!”

Moments ago, Clay issued an apology, saying, “Who knew I had so much influence and that my words and opinion mattered so much to so many people!?!?! HA HA HA I’ll be the first to admit that my opinion is just that, only my opinion, but for as much as some of the bloggers seem to dislike me and care so little about my thoughts, they sure can waste a lot of their space on what I say! If only many of them 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.”

He continued, “That said, 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. God knows, I am SURE there are PLENTY of people who can’t stand to hear me sing either. I wouldn’t dream of assuming that, and I am sure that far worse things have been said about my performances than I would even venture to type here. To me, that’s fine. I don’t expect unanimous, nor even majority support for my music. But, my guess is Adam doesn’t either. I would not venture to make judgements on the personality or demeanor of anyone I don’t know, so none of what I said in my previous blog was directed as a “slam” on Adam as a person. At the same time, I wouldn’t dream of slamming him as an entertainer. He does what he does, because he enjoys it, and he obviously has many fans who enjoy it as well. If what I said in my previous blog regarding my impression of a single performance from Adam upset or offended any of his fans, I expect that the mature ones will realize that it was simply a poorly worded metaphor describing my personal tastes. The only person I would really dream of apologizing to is Adam. And the irony is, if he’s smart he couldn’t give a crap what I think of his Ring of Fire performance. As an entertainer, Adam knows that one person’s opinion of one performance really matters a little less than zero, in the grand scheme of things. He could not have gotten on Idol (nor made it as far as he did) without an immense amount of talent. He surely doesn’t need my approval to know he has a gift. At the same time, he realizes that amazing talent doesn’t always equal universal appeal. (I could NEVER have the amount of skill and talent that ballet dancers have! that’s talent! But, I don’t particularly enjoy it!) I am sure that I will have plenty of opportunities in the coming years to hear Adam sing. I imagine he’ll be around for years to come. But in the meantime, 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 damn! :-) God knows he shouldn’t. :-) “

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144 Responses to “Clay Aiken To Adam Lambert: Sorry!”

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  1. 1
    jj Says:

    Wow. The longest and most insincere non-apology I’ve heard in a long time. How about actually listening to a guy before slamming him? He’s all over the internet, just check him out. He’s awesome.

  2. 2
    teamAI Says:

    Good he realized that

  3. 3
    g Says:

    wow that was long, lol

  4. 4
    Serena Sneddon Says:

    OH WTF.
    That was so not an apology. Seriously, what is up with him? I remember back in grade 3, before I knew he was gay, I used to like him. And I’ve always admired him. Until yesterday when I read his blog. Seriously, Adam is sooooooooooo much better than him. Clay Aiken, you have lost a fan!

  5. 5
    teri Says:

    Clay finally realize that what he did will damage his dwindling career. Unfortunately, he lost one fan in me. He did not have the influence as he claims to be. It was just unprofessional of him to say negative things to a runner-up just like him and to AI which launched his career. Adam didn’t ask for the judges to praise him. It just came in naturally. And by the way, Adam deserves to be praised.

  6. 6
    ashi jiji Says:


  7. 7
    Donna Says:

    clay is such an attention *****…a catty little high school girl

    “who knew my words could have an impact.”

    you’re not important, clay.Adam is, SORRY!

  8. 8
    Donna Says:

    clay is such an attention *****…a catty little high school girl

    “who knew my words could have an impact.”

    you’re not important, clay.Adam is, SORRY!

  9. 9
    ADAMEVE Says:

    I guess Clay just realized that on his first blog he just told everybody on the net his real personality and character. We all now know the real Clay, bitter, jealous, etc. etc. If I have to pick a number, his personality and character would be at #3. Adam is way.. way better person that Clay. Adam would never say negative about anybody or anything. Adam is a very positive person, very humble, well-mannered, grateful person. All season 8 contestants would say that about him. Adam doesn’t Clay nor he needs Clay’s “apologize”. If someone told Adam what Clay said about him, he would just smile and say,”everybody has opinion’. That’s how big Adam’s personality is.

  10. 10
    LuckyL Says:

    Clay is a f****** fake and one of the gays my gay friend hates–gossipy, b*tchy, and false. He only wrote that because of people like ours’ commentary and additional backlash. And I’m not reading it, but people have confirmed it’s hogwash and horse sh*t.

    Sorry, Adam’s replaced you Clay the Lamer.

  11. 11
    LuckyL Says:

    And stop putting it on Adam you bitter f*g.

  12. 12
    ADAMEVE Says:

    Talent and personality, Adam’s rate is 10. Adam is the complete package. He has the voice, the talent, the look, he’s tall, he has charisma, stage presence, a great performer, etc.. etc..
    Clay is bitter and forgotten every year…. and loosing more fans now and he couldn’t accept it .. So he needs to blame someone.. He chose Adam…. WRONG TARGET!!! He didn’t bring Adam down, instead he brings himself down.

  13. 13
    ADAMEVE Says:

    Looking at both pictures above.. gosh.. how ugly Clay looks next to stunning, strikingly handsome Adam.

  14. 14
    LuckyL Says:

    I forgot, Clay’s from the South too, so all that residual self-hatred is coming out. No pun intended.

  15. 15
    LuckyL Says:

    And we’re the “negative freaks” of the internet Clay?–I skimmed it y’all–what an insensitive, insult-filled, argumentative bast*rd. You’re the Negative Nancy buddy! And to think I supported you when you came out! HA! And I don’t even listen to your sh**, thank God. I would want my money back.

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    Kathy K Says:

    I read on line somewhere that Clay contacted AI and “offered” to tour with Adam which apparently was flat turned down. The AI people apparently want nothing to do with Clay. I wonder. . .does Adam need Clay or perhaps. . .could it be the other way around.

    ADAM LAMBERT – “worldwide star” – Simon Cowell.

  17. 17
    susan Says:

    I agree with Clay Aiken. AI bias pimping this year sucked. Glad someone had the guts to give an opinion.

  18. 18
    LuckyL Says:

    No, Aiken has an agenda susan. He has poor relations with Idol, Adam probably recognize this guy has bad PR all over him, as well as his career half-way stalled as it is, and a polite “no thanks,” and he became a bitter queen–and seized the chance to become relevant again.

  19. 19
    Paulie Says:

    God I love Adam Lambert! Clay? Just go away!

  20. 20
    Beauty Says:

    Clay does make a point in that everyone is entitled to their opinion regardless of how unpopular or un-”PC” it is. But what I think everyone is so riled about is the lack of comraderie between two American Idol contestants who both came in at #2, were both sexually ambiguous in their own way, who both had powerhouse voices, and who both had/are having their time in the spotlight post-Idol. For Clay to trash talk another AI contestant so close to his own experience is just wrong! It reeks of jealousy, cattiness, envy, and just being a spoiled sport/brat about giving up the AI claim to fame and spotlight for the above mentioned reasons. It’s also sad too because it’s like we all got to listen to the inner dialogue of a fading superstar/celebrity. Before his “rant” it seemed Clay couldn’t pay someone to write about him much less give him this much free publicity – and about music no less!!! In the end Clay’s “stunt” will serve its purpose to probably fuel another album release where we can then again rehash this
    “rant” and compare Clay’s vocals against Adam’s. It helps Adam too because it fires up Adam’s fans to go out and be even more vigilant in their support for him.

  21. 21
    Carla Says:

    I love Adam!

  22. 22
    Beauty Says:

    I have to add too that the side-by-side pictures doesn’t help Clay much either!!! Adam CLEARLY has sex appeal that appeals to both men AND women!!!! Clay only appeals to…………??? *crickets chirping*

  23. 23
    JD Says:

    Geez, Clay is entitled to his opinion. Some people don’t like the sound of female impersonators in Vegas, but you can still admit they have talent.
    Fact is while Clay is probably on the downside of his career, he still sold a lot of CDs and had many successful tours. Let’s see how Adam does. I really don’t know if he has a lot of strong support that will translate to sales. Kris is likable and can imagine him on radio.

  24. 24
    Adam's biggest fan Says:

    Clay is right about himself that is no body and who should give a dame to what he said anyway. He is just a jealous pussycat who can’t meow….He better remember: when you have nothing better to say Shut the Fxxk up!!! Adam rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. 25
    TIM GUNN Says:

    Clay is simply a bitter mean queen. He knows Adam will be bigger than he ever was, and he’s trying to bash him. Clay dahling, don’t give your opinions if nobody asked for them. And if you have nothing good to say, don’t say anything at all. Never liked your music, but I love Adam’s. Adam is going to take you down, with just his talent.

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