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Friday, May 22, 2009

Clay Aiken - "I do apologize to Adam"  

I just love a man with integrity.

Clay Aiken posted a blog yesterday at his Official Fan Club that was taken completly out of context.  He voiced his opinion of American Idol and of the finale with Kris Allen and Adam Lambert.

You can find that blog here.

He caught a lot of static from that blog because no one read it closely enough to know what the man was saying.  Tonight Clay blogged again with a thoughtful apology to Adam because of the way the internet twisted his words.

Here is his complete blog from tonight.

Wow! Such influence! ha ha

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.

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. :-)

Now, for those of you who are able to comment on this.... lets take bets as to which bits and pieces of this blog will end up mass distributed. Be creative.... they don't seem to care about punctuation or whether or not they use all of the words in a sentence... so, have fun.... ;-)

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13 comments: to “ Clay Aiken - "I do apologize to Adam"


    I agree, very thoughtful of Clay. He did not have to do that, as he did nothing wrong in the first place.


    Clay Aiken is a class act!!


    That was very considerate of Clay Aiken to take the time to clarify his comments. I don't believe he ever intended to disparage Adam Lambert, but when he realized that he might have he quickly took steps to rectify that with his apology to Adam.


    Clay Aiken is a True Measure of a MAN!


    Thanks for getting his blog out there. Clay Aiken is one class act!


    Clay Aiken is one great guy. He would never intentionally hurt anyone. It was very classy of him to clarify his first comment.

  • Anonymous


    Wow! The media must really love Clay Aiken as everything he says or does makes headlines. I just wish they'd give him credit he deserves for all the good things he does.



    Very classy of Clay Aiken to apologize for expressing his opinion in a blog to his own fan club.

    His descriptions of the focus of American Idol, a contestant's tone quality and singing style, etc., had actually been stated by others earlier. But then they weren't Clay Aiken!

    Thnx for helping to set the record straight. Have a great weekend!



    I just love him to death!!! But he sure likes to yak, don't he?


    It is amazing how much people care about what Clay Aiken says. I hate that he felt that he needed to apologize to Adam. I am sure Adam couldn't care less. You can't make everyone love you and I am sure Adam knows this. It was so very nice of Clay to offer an apology anyway.

  • Anonymous


    The bottom line here is,, if you don't have anything nice to say,,, don't say anything at all..

    If your 'class act' as you call him hadn't felt it necessary to bash someone in the first place... no apology would have been necessary.


    To Anonymous - If you read my comments in the above blog you would note that his comments were taken out of context.
    Clay did not bash Adam Lambert. He was asked on his "Private Message Board" several times what he thought. He waited until the competition was over and then and only then did he give his opinion - which I thought everyone in America had the right to do so. In turn - someone went against the rules and took it off the board and that is when the turmoil started. Clay DID NOT have to apologize, he did nothing wrong, but being the CLASS ACT he is - Clay apologized. The second blog - Clay made public.

  • Anonymous


    thanks for this nice post 111213