American Idol: Does He Really Have To? Clay Aiken Apologizes To Adam Lambert
Uhh, right.  Clay Aiken has apologized, sort of, to this year's American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert for his previous comments on the singer.

It all started when he wrote, on his members-only blog, last week about his thoughts upon hearing Lambert sing.  "I only turn the show on once a season, and only to see what the set looks like each year," he wrote.  "This year, I happened to turn it during the minute that Adam Lambert was singing 'Ring of Fire' and, at that moment, thought my ears would bleed.  Contrived, awful and slightly frightening! ... Just not my cup of tea at all.  To each his own."
Reaction was, obviously, against Aiken, so in another blog entry on the same blog, he explained his opinions on the contestant, who's been the frontrunner for most of the competition until Kris Allen pulled off an upset in last Wednesday's finale.  "I obviously meant it as a colorful statement to imply that I did not enjoy what I heard," he wrote.  "Any performer hopes that their music will appeal to all people, but no singer realistically expects it to ... 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."

His next words were directed to the singer himself.  "The only person I would really dream of apologizing to is Adam," he continued.  "And the irony is, if he's smart he couldn't give a crap what I think ... 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!"

Trust me, for someone who's written pretty dissenting opinion about Adam, well, I don't understand why an apology is warranted, since you can expect everyone to react negatively when something like that is said... but, as he said before, to each his own.

-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: E! Online
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