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 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.
I'm living for the stank face tweets that @clayaiken is serving the @AmericanIdol folks! Hire him next season so he can tell it like it is! I have a special place in my heart for Clay. All 7 times I auditioned, the producers would say, "We already had a Clay." LOL ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dm45SHI7LS— omnipop=pop culture (@omnipop) May 9, 2018
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?"
So when i was on @AmericanIdol I slightly flubbed some lyrics. Nowhere near this noticable.. https://t.co/IS1QcuyCI8 and even Paula gave me hell. This girl gets a therapy session?! 🙄 Really? Seriously??! What happened to the show we loved? #MakeIdolGreatAgain— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) May 7, 2018
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.
AHHH HI IF YOU’RE READING THIS PLS TEXT 7 TO 21523 TEN TIMES TO VOTE FOR CATIE TURNER LMAO EVEN IF YOU DON’T WATCH AMERICAN IDOL JUS DO IT! TRUSST ME SHE HAS AN AMAZING VOICE & 10/10 DESERVES TO BE IN THE TOP FIVE !!!! THANKS 💗💗 pic.twitter.com/j0iHI8qYRX— lex (@LexiBarone1) May 7, 2018
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.
Remember back 2002 - 2003 when @AmericanIdol was a high stakes 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? 🙄 #MakeIdolGreatAgain— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) May 7, 2018
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:
Are you mad because you’re irrelevant so you’re attempting to create beef to make your name relevant again?— Camila’s Cupcakke (@CamilaCupcakke) May 7, 2018
people blank out... happens all the time. Paula was too harsh on you but u don't have to be like that to everybody else— G&G (@1DtoEgy) May 7, 2018
You're so damn gross. I had to google to even figure out who you were. Even then it took till the 3rd page to mention you or why you would be relevant. It had no answer to relevancy. Making a name attacking teens, nice!— Jamie Sedlmayer (@JamieKae) May 7, 2018
Such a hater, Clay.— Michele Kanzlemar (@bmerdreamer) May 7, 2018
Some fans, on the other hand, shared similar views to that of Clay Aiken and tweeted in their support.
Not that I wanted her humiliated, because that had to have been embarrassing, but the show this season has me completely annoyed to where's I don't know if I'll make it to the end. It's just rubbing me raw this year...and I'm usually a huge fan!— Bubbly Mandy!🐣💐 (@BubblyMandy1) May 7, 2018
Have to agree here. I have watched quite a bit, but I think I am finished. These kids cannot take criticism and learn and grow from it. The show has just been all about the judges and not the kids anyway. No point to it any longer. Use to LOVE AI.— Sandy MacIntosh (@RIFAN23) May 7, 2018
Totally agree. Used to be on pins and needles for each single elimination each week.— Marcia Barber (@MarciaBarber18) May 8, 2018
My husband and I were literally having this exact conversation last night! There were performances last night that Cowell would have raked over the coals. And his commentary would have helped guide a more appropriate vote and result.— Chadwick J Benefield (@ChadBenefield) May 7, 2018