Caleb Johnson, who’s actually done fairly well on this season of American Idol, has found himself in hot water after using an offensive slur to cast some individuals on Twitter in a negative light. When he was asked how participating in the competition has changed his perspectives on social media, he replied, “It gives access to a bunch of retards to talk to me.” As you might expect, countless people took great offense to his choice of words and, rightly so, expected an apology . . . .
The only problem? His apology seems a bit halfhearted and lacking in some regard. But we’ll let you be the judge of that. He also elaborated on his disdain for the people on Twitter: “I don’t need 10,000 people saying, ‘You should sing this, you should sing that. Listen to me! Listen to me!’ Fortunately, guys, I’m going to listen to myself, whether you like it or not.”
Um. Yeah, no thanks. If this is how he’s going to treat his fans and people who just want to interact with him, well, then I think his time as a fake “star” on Idol should be done.
Read his apology below and let us know what you think! Was he being sincere or just trying to do “damage control?” Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if this comment severely influences how people — including his fans — vote for him in the coming weeks.
Caleb’s apology, which he posted on Facebook: “For the record that juvenile comment I made in the interview was not directed towards my fans but to the wackos that send hundreds of hate messages a day to me ! You guys are amazing and I cannot thank you enough for your support. Sorry if it offended anybody it was the wrong choice of words . Also I greatly appreciate it when you guys give me song suggestions but it gets really overwhelming at the volume it comes in so please understand ! Rock on ! :)”