Clay to Idol's Adam: Sorry for 'Colorful' Slam
Singer apologizes but repeats ridicule of Lambert
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2009 1:59 PM CDT
"American Idol" finalist Clay Aiken accepts the Fan's Choice Award in this file photo from 2003.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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(Newser) – Yesterday, Clay Aiken dismissed fellow American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert as “contrived, awful, and slightly frightening!” But today, Aiken is apologizing for his “colorful (and negative) choice of words,” the New York Daily News reports. “I hope he can forgive me,” Aiken wrote in a lengthy blog post. “I imagine he doesn't give a damn! God knows he shouldn't.”

“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 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.”