Gay 'Idol' Feud Over: Clay Aiken Apologizes to Adam Lambert...sort of
Out gay and proud former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken apologized for getting got his bitch on in his blog and claiming that gay icon Adam Lambert's 'Ring of Fire' made his 'ears bleed.' Aiken called Kris Allen, the more conservative contestant and this year's Idol winner, more 'likable' than Lambert.
Out gay and proud former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken apologized for getting got his bitch on in his blog and claiming that gay icon Adam Lambert's "Ring of Fire" made his "ears bleed," according to DListed.
"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! I wasn't really a fan and found myself surprised whenever folks told me that they liked him," Aiken blogged on Thursday.
But a firestorm of anti-Aiken comments around the Web, prompted Aiken to clarify his position on Lambert. After writing that his opinion is just that Aiken wrote:
"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."
Since the more conservative Kris Allen beat out Lambert in the show's finale Wednesday Idol pundits have speculated wildly that the over-the-top Lambert --who's had pictures of him kissing men surface on the Web since Idol began -- lost to Allen based on homophobia.
Rather than stand by his speculated gay brethren, Aiken chose to go on at length about how Idol voters made the right choice in Allen, despite Lambert's vocal chops and popularity. He went on to say that Allen seemed more "likable" than Lambert.