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Kris Allen: Shirtless Photos 'Upset' Him

Kris Allen: Shirtless Photos 'Upset' Him

Back in April, shirtless photos of Kris Allen vacationing at the Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas popped up online.

“I was pretty upset. It was like, ‘Seriously?’” the 25-year-old American Idol vet told MTV. “I knew it was probably going to happen. We’re in Atlantis, which is not the most secret place in the world. And we were trying to have a good time. People weren’t bothering us, but apparently they were taking sneaky pictures and selling them to the tabloids. I don’t know what they got off them, but I would like a cut!”

“I’m so glad I didn’t make those photos,” Kris’ drummer, Ryland Steen, added. “I think just my elbow was in one of them.”

Hi, Ryland‘s elbow!

P.S. Why is MTV linking to TMZ? The pictures broke on!

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# 1

………………how is this news?

# 2

They upset me too. He looked like a garden ogre elf.

# 3

YAY did he finally get hair implants? he was balding before

# 5

nevermind, googled him

# 6

Omg, I forgot about Kris Allen D: Is he still on 19E (?) What’s going on with him these days?

# 7

TMZ is a site for *******s

# 8

Somebody call the waaambulance for Kris and Jared. Kris, you’re a moron. Jared, get over it.

# 9

Wtf is this dude serious?

They upset me too. I wish he was completely naked.

MAN UP! the both of you

Hi respic jared he not moron

@Irene: How old are you? Just wondering.

I am 16 year old and u baby

Kris they upsetted me too. I want you and your perky nipples naked.

tmz gets all the cred and you get all the great photos! i follow you on twitter so i can be up to date on ANY and ALL celeb photos.. hate that you dont get the love you deserve from the big dogs – JJ is the best celebrity website for gossip and anything celebs – without having to resort to cheap shots and dirty language. keep it up Jared!! OH – and Kris Allen wanted to be “famous” so maybe he shouldn’t be freaked out when people take “secret” photos of him… he should start freaking out when people dont care enough to take photos!! love ya JJ!

Hi hi u ugly this my name ok iam slig

his wife was looking straight into the camera at one point and he showed no signs of being bothered. now hes saying a few shirtless pics upset him? ?

Sorry. I think he is gorgeous.

I flip*pin hate it when all these well-off celebrities like KStew and co. take how fortunate they are for granted and start complaining about minor things! Suck it UP! There are so many people who wished they were in your shoes. IF you can’t handle what comes with the lifestyle, you shouldn’t have gotten into it in the first place. Grow up. There are celebrities who are younger like Vanessa H., Dakota who are more mature than their older peers.

[awkward] @ 06/30/2010 at 6:03 pm

So. Should I ask how his career’s going or….?

he is cute but says stupid things :s

If you watch the video, he doesn’t come off as mad or anything. He just seemed embarrassed that they got attention. He jokes about it. It’s not like he was complaining about those pictures surfacing.

No no i can blive u say hot

[relax people] @ 06/30/2010 at 6:13 pm

you guys watch the video on mtv’s site. he’s more embarrassed than upset. it’s adorable. i mean, i guess he’s whining but he’s just being modest about it. he’s not saying “boo i hate being famous.” he’s saying “i feel like a dork because people have seen my pastey body.”


@[relax people]: it’s adorable if you’re under the age of 13.

who cares about Kris? This is news?

@merrilee: you cared enough to comment.

Love that he joked and said he wanted a cut off what they made on the photos.

The Pics are hot hence our little pocket idol was a wee bit embarrassed by them. How cute was he in the video blushing about the pictures? Thanks @jambajim for asking Kris questions that make him squirm!

Thanks for reposting Jared. Any pics of the Season 8 American Idol WINNER make me happy.


Bet he looks much better than you, troll.

@lol: Bet he looks way better than you, troll!

Yeah, if you watch the interview, it’s obvious that he is not really “upset” in the sense that he is annoyed, it’s more like he is embarrassed by the pics. It’s cute, he can’t stop blushing. Watch the interview, he is very charming and comes across as a chill guy.

Gah, Kris is so good looking! I watched the interview & he isn’t really upset, lol, he’s just a little embarrassed to have his shirtless self out there for the world to see. Geez, what should he say about it “yes, I’m thrilled for the world to see my nekkid upper body”? uh, no I don’t think so.
I’m sorry Kris is embarrassed but the pics are great!

The shirtless pics are hot and his reaction to them is adorkable!

and no one cares

Somebody get him a fainting couch!

I don’t think he’s cut out for fame.

I’m sure a Wal-Mart in Arkansas is hiring.

guys.. this article seems a little misleading.. if you watch the video he doesnt come off as mad about them, he’s just embarrassed…. he was laughing about it,… you guys need to chill and watch the actual interview

CountryGal @ 06/30/2010 at 8:22 pm

Aww he is cute and love his music.

obviously it takes a minimum of intelligence to get Kris’s humor (want a cut..).
Personnally I enjoyed the pictures :D

Damn Jared, that was really fascinating. Godamn I didn’t realize I was on JJr. This site is turning into a joke with all your captions and choices.

Awww, he’s just embarrassed that people were so interested. What a cutie though!!

LOL did none of you idiots watch the interview? He was joking and playing around; he actually thought it was hilarious how much attention being shirtless caused. I hope you’re all aware of how completely moronic you just came off :)

soooo lame @ 06/30/2010 at 8:45 pm

what a doofus. “omg im so embarrassed” how old is he? he sounds like my little sister.


I don’t get it.
In at least one picture, he looked directly into the camera. And in another photo, a girl was looking into the camera.
So, I guess they knew that they were being photographed and they probably saw the photographer, too.
Why upset now?

Foghorn Leghorn @ 06/30/2010 at 9:13 pm

Who is this little *****?

Kris, get a suntan first before you show your horrible white skin to the public!!

They didn’t see any photographers. That’s why he referred to them as “sneaky.” He may have been smiling, but it wasn’t for a camera.

Man. They really are sheltered in the South, what grown man says that.

Poster above, this kid and the blond girl both looked directly into the camera lens.

As for Jared, duuude. Sucks that sites like Perez and now MTV use your photos and lift articles you broke without crediting or linking. Can’t you sue for stuff like that?

I just listened to the interview. I think Kris is just sort of modest and was embarrassed more than upset. He’s not really a fame ***** and I don’t see this as a bad thing. He’s cute, too bad he’s married :)

i had to stop following him on twitter, his tweets got lame and annoyin


@whatever:I hate to say it but I stopped stanning Kris when I realised he is basically a pretty version of his douchy cousins : / I still have 3 of his songs on my ipod tho lol

I was upset too…the shorts didn’t fall off! :’(

It upset me too…the shorts didn’t fall off! :’(

Yeah, and he wasn’t exactly thrilled that he was such a whitie and that he was out of shape (he said that in another interview, lol)! April’s a little early to be tan anyway unless you do tanning beds.

Anyway, I wasn’t upset at aaaaalll!

Kris Allen looks fantastic without a shirt.. Keep the pictures of Kris coming Jared!!! Great Job!!

@Duane: He wasn’t posing, moron.

@[awkward]: Sure, I’m a fan, and it’s going really well! Why are all of Jared’s readers so negative?

@Molly: This site used to be pretty upbeat and pleasant but lately as more and more people have migrated from Perez, Yahoo (and other extremely negative, childish sites) it’s basically turned into every other blog on the internet. I still prefer it here though. The format works for me and the updates are fast, and I like that Jared accepts links in his comments as most gossip sites do not.

you must be kidding. jared is the only blog left that is still more or less fair and positive, there’s some healthy snark but not much disgusting language compared to other blogs. there’s no gang mentality unless someone is posted to death ie. rachel bilson whose unemplyed as.s used to get about 3 walking posts PER day causing readers to find her unbearable and utterly pointless

Oh, Kris is just modest and was a little embarassed. He wasn’t THAT upset. Your title is misleading, Jared and stop whining. Mtv messed up, but you got tons of hits from those photos.

dude… you were walking around shirtless. someone took a picture of you in a public area. if you wanted to keep your torso hidden from the public, maybe you shouldn’t have… walked on a public beach with your shirt off. dumb.

This article is misleading people. Please see the actual video first at this link before commenting.

i love his man boobies.

So hot.

I wanna lick ‘em

Hi Jared – the way this is written makes it look like way more than it is.
And if any of those who have left negative comments had actually watched the interview then, maybe they would note that he was actually laughing, smiling and blushing during this portion of the interview. It wasn’t that deep. It wasn’t that serious.

Oh, and, by the way, this is fun news to the fans that, YES, Kris Allen actually has! HE HAS FANS PEOPLE, ACCEPT IT! They like to read stuff about artists, celebs, political figures, authors, dancers etc. that they enjoy, respect and appreciate. It’s nothing new or special. It happens all over the world ;-)
If your not interested, just leave it alone. No need to get so riled up about something or someone that you don’t care about.

Kris is adorable and sexy. I don’t care if he gets embarassed, we need more shirtless pics. Love his sexy voice, too. Damn.

I thought the Glamberts were bad but you Kris fans are so rude! Why are you all attacking people who don’t like the picture? Not everyone likes Kris you know!!!

Kris should be happy to get some press coverage, I don’t seem to be able to find many stories about him these days. Has he gone into hiding?

I don’t understand why they upset him…he looked hot.

Britney, jamie, & others: obviously petty, negative-minded commenters don’t care that Kris was just being funny. They’re so ready to put someone down. Anyone who watched the interview objectively understood that he was just being funny & modest.

Shaun, you are a very prejudiced person.

Sals, your comment is perplexing. Nobody who said something favorable about Kris attacked anyone. You don’t make sense. The only negative comments were from those putting down Kris.

Hope F. LeSane @ 07/01/2010 at 2:25 pm

Hey JustJared…

Thanks for those pics. I think Kris was more embarrassed then upset. I just think he’s self conscious about it and is just not vain or egotistical about his appearance. Silly boy. He has a great bod.

For me…I thought the photos were hot. Thanks again.


Kris you are gorgeous do not be upset or embarassed of those photos!!!!!

Jared stalk him and give us some more. hehe Just kidding. Kind of. :x

He should be happy his 15 minutes of Idol fame hasn’t run out yet.

He should be glad someone posted his pictures. If he doesn’t want his picture taken then he needs to change his career.

When you are now singer or actor, you gave your life with the media.

So, get of it, douche.

You should try watching the video interview yourself instead of relying on the article or blog’s choice of words or phrase they focused on. If you watch it, MTV was the one who brought up the topic of his shirtless photos and wanted to know what was his reaction to it. So when Kris admitted that he was upset about it, it’s obvious he really means he was personally embarrassed about the photos (a little self-conscious about his body like a lot of people do, except The Situation).

Tabloids/Shirtless topic:
More here (watch after minute 2:10):

Fans knew about his shyness of taking off his shirt, because there’s a video from his tour in Asia where he refused to take off his shirt on stage for a tribal dance troop that plays with fire:

He really is just a regular guy who just wants to do music for a living, which is why he end up auditioned for American idol (with the prompting of his brother). Just because your famous, doesn’t mean you’re not human.

Typical whiny backward hick statement from Kris. I’m so over him.

He’s so adorable in that pic. I want to squish him.

He’s such a cutie – shirtless or not! Loved the pictures. He was obviously embarassed – said in an interview that if he had known there were going to be pictures he would have done more sit-ups! I think he’s just a perfectionist – about his music for sure. Love him and his music. It’s fascinating to me that he is shy and humble, until he gets on stage – then he is confident and HOT! Love it!!

the cutest guy ever !! and he is so talented
he’s not fake he’s just Normal <3

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