Clay Aiken disses and throws shade at eliminated American Idol contestant Catie Turner

Former American Idol star Clay Aiken threw some shade at an 18-year-old eliminated American Idol contestant after she forgot the words to the song she was singing.

                            Clay Aiken disses and throws shade at eliminated American Idol contestant Catie Turner
Clay Aiken (Source: Getty Images)

Clay Aiken just threw some shade at a recently eliminated contestant, Catie Turner. The former American Idol star took to social media to express his distaste and disapproval. Aiken also expressed his disappointment and believes that the show has become incredibly soft since he was on it. 

The most recently eliminated contestant, Catie Turner got off stage after making a huge mistake. In response, Clay Aiken wrote on Twitter, "So when I was on @AmericanIdol I slightly flubbed some lyrics. Nowhere near this noticeable..and even Paula gave me hell. This girl gets a therapy session?! Really? Seriously??! What happened to the show we loved?"

He went on to attach a video clip of Turner singing the song 'Maniac Monday' by The Bangles in front of the judges when she started to forget the words of the song. In the video, she is seen knowing/ remembering the first few words of the song but starts to blank and eventually does not know what to sing. 

Turner was eliminated later that night along with a fellow contestant Jurnee which left just five people left in the competition. However, Aiken was not done tweeting about the show and how he believes that it has completely changed. "Remember back 2002 - 2003 when @AmericanIdol was a high stake singing competition & we were all waiting and nervously anticipating what @SimonCowell had to say? Why's it now totally without critique and essentially just a Vacation Bible School talent show?" Aiken continued before adding the hashtag #MakeIdolGreatAgain.

Aiken won second place in season 2 of American Idol which took place in the year 2003. He has made quite the name for himself post his American Idol days. He was able to drop a multi-platinum album in the same year, acting in multiple films, and becoming a recognized politician. 

Many fans and followers called out Aiken for being too harsh and critical and took to Twitter to express their feelings

Some fans, on the other hand, shared similar views to that of Clay Aiken and tweeted in their support.