Clay Aiken kinda apologizes to Adam Lambert
Clay Aiken says he's sorry about a "colorful choice of words" concerning his apparent dig at American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert. Because hey, Clay knows what it's like to be a runner-up.
Clay drew some heat after Defamer posted Clay's response to a fan question on clayonline.com, describing Lambert's performance as less than stellar: "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 has since changed his tune, posting a sorta-apology: "I obviously meant it as a colorful statement to imply that I did not enjoy what I heard." He also says he didn't mean it as "a 'slam' on Adam as a person."
Aiken says he hopes Lambert can forgive him -- but adds Adam likely doesn't give a flip about what he says. We would hope that's what everyone feels about Clay Aiken.