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Clay Aiken Shreds 'Idol' -- Can't Stand the Posers

5/22/2009 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Clay AikenYou're not a true ex-"American Idol" contestant unless you bash the show that made you famous.

Clay Aiken took to his personal website (available to view for the low, low price of $29.95/year) to rip "Idol" and its king of glam runner-up Adam Lambert. As Gawker pointed out, despite only hearing Lambert sing once, Aiken claimed he thought his "ears would bleed" when he belted out "Ring of Fire." Pot, perhaps you've met kettle?

Then Aiken played the "it was better back in my day" card and wrote, "The show was different then, and folks made it in seasons 1-3 because they were 'real' people who happened to sing/entertain well. But, somewhere along the way, AI stopped being about real people."

Note to Clay -- real people don't charge other real people $29.95/year to access their website.


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61.

checkfacts    

The story about 38million votes from 1 state was discredited yesterday. This was promoted by people looking for an excuse why their beloved guy Adam didn't win.

1919 days ago
62.

mymy    

the people spoke. The reason he didn't win is because America was sick of being force fed this screeching dude. And we were not going to sit by and let that happen. Sheeple need not reply, Clay was on the money. And he is free to voice his pinion. And yes poster real people hide the fact that they are gay. So get a clue

1919 days ago
63.

Anya K.    

what a disgusting and pathetic loser this f****ing Clay is. Jealousy is eating him up.Anyway who is listening his boring songs,he never could sing and he never will.He was only in a finale of AI ,because this stupid Paula pity him all the time and also because of his ugly,retarded look people thought what a poor boy he must be. In any churches choir people are singing thousand times better,than this LOSER. And Adam he is really talented guy,pretty good voice,look and the most important a great stage personality,which honestly any of the past winners never had it. ADAM all the best! and CLAY go f**ck yourself you ugly,jealous freak.

1919 days ago
64.

ari    

lordy.. u people are a bunch of whack jobs!
first off.. clay is not a lier.. he lied ONCE about his sexulitly when he first came off idol.. afterward he never again lied.. he avoided.. he asnwered in none gender terms.. but never lied! i am so sick of hearing that!! and he avoided with good reason and his own reasons.. NO one should try to force anyone out of the closet!
on to his blog.. what happened to reading comprehension?? he's is stating his opinion about adam's ring of fire.. one shared by many, by the way! and his opinion on the show and the direction it's gone in, which is getting away from being an amateur talent show! and his opinion, as he stated, on adam and kris were relative.. NOT the pt of the blog!! ugh.

1919 days ago
65.

Tammy    

Who the hell would pay money to access his website? I wouldn't read it for free and I certainly don't care what he has to say about a man who's 100 times more talented than Clay. He's really going to be a hater when Adam's first album goes platinum.

1919 days ago
66.

Laughing hysterically    

I am laughing hysterically at the dumbing down of America. AI tells you to tune in every week, laugh at the judges stupid jokes, fawn over the contestants, and by the way....this is the one who you should vote for. The pimping is hysterical to me. America is not smart enough to choose the "right" one. America is not smart enough to know when they are being played. Grow up people, you are being taken in by Corporate America greed. Aiken has it right, ringers are brought in every season now and it is boring as hell.

1919 days ago
67.

pchatty    

It is totally obvious that Aiken wants to get in the dudes pants! Calm the hormones Clay.

1919 days ago
68.

hottopics    

Yes Clay your right, Daughtry, Cook, and Underwood were not real people, or should I say - real people like you - real people who hide their idenity for years for fear their music would not sell.

Get over yourself.........

1919 days ago
69.

slimon is a jerk    

Adam is so creepy and he screeches.

1919 days ago
70.

PMS much Clay?    

Clay needs midol.

1919 days ago
71.

ari    

wow... if anyone REALLY cares about the true clay, then go to his site and see his new blog.. a personal apology to adam. but, alas, no one here really cares... they just enjoy hurting people, making fun or them, being cruel...believing lies.. living in their own internet world....

1919 days ago
72.

kat-illac    

So WHY does Clay Aiken think he's an authority??? Most of his fame (E-list, at best) post-Idol has had not a thing to do with his "talent," just his hateful, hermit-like weirdness. I liked him on AI, but he really became an oddball after losing.

Slamming AI??? Sour grapes??? Sore Loser???

So he wants to slam on Adam??? Possibly a case of unrequited love???? (My apologies to Adam)

1919 days ago
73.

mature one    

First of all, I AM NOT GAY, NOR DO I DISLIKE ANY GAY PEOPLE!! I WAS A TRUE ADAM LAMBERT FAN JUST LIKE I WAS A CLAYMATE! HOWEVER, I AM OUTRAGED THAT CLAY AIKEN COULD BASH ADAM LAMBERT!!! CLAY, YOU'VE JUST LOST A FAN FOREVER!!!!!

1919 days ago
74.

mature one    

Clay has lost a true claymate fan for bashing Adam Lambert! I am not gay, but I did love and respect both performers....not anymore! Adam is MY NUMBER 1!!!!

1919 days ago
75.

Jan    

Spindoc, So you think Clay's career has tanked. He was the sixth highest paid idol last year at 2.2 million. He is doing fine.
He didn't trash Adam Lambert. He only critiqued one song, ROF, as many others did during the show. He blogged again tonight but I doubt the media will be puuting that one out.

1919 days ago
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