FOX News Fans Accuse Chris Daughtry of D Day Diss + Apology (VIDEO)

I love a good controversy, no matter how dumb. There’s nothing like outrage to attract those clicks. Heh. The latest controversy involves American Idol 5 alum, Chris Daughtry, whom some feel dissed veterans with some off-hand remarks he made after he finished performing a concert on FOX and Friends on Friday.

After Chris Daughtry and his band were done, the hosts suggested singing a patriotic song to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the very important World War II battle, D-Day.  Chris jokingly said that he was “off the clock” and would just watch everyone sing. When the host went off to enlist a kid to lead the song, Chris says, again jokingly, “This is where I bail.” The other host joked “Smart man!”

Some in the FOX crowd didn’t react very well to Chris’s joking around. They felt he should have stuck around and performed a patriotic song with the crowd and accuse him of dissing D Day and all the brave soldiers who died for this country.

How could he be so disrespectful and I’m never listening to his music again and WHY DOESN’T HE MOVE TO RUSSIA IF HE DOESN’T LIKE IT HERE. Ok, the bit about Russia is an exaggeration. But the overreaction is pretty hilarious, as you can see from these tweets posted at Twitchy.

I’ll post some of the best ones here. But first, the video.  The hosts don’t ever ask him directly to sing. I suppose it’s implied that he lead the sing along. But it wasn’t as if he said no to a direct request. The who segment was pretty award.  I don’t see the big deal.

Here are some tweets. You can find more at the link.

Not all of the tweeters agreed:

Chris Daughtry Apologizes

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  • tripp_ncwy

    Daughty apologizes:

    Chris Daughtry @CHRIS_Daughtry
    PLEASE WATCH. There aren’t enough characters on twitter to express all I need to say.

  • Damien Roberts

    These people are clearly too ignorant to understand the possible contractual obligations, plus the fact that it probably wasn’t a great idea for him to sing a song off the cuff.

  • Tess Herself

    I hate social media…glad I don’t have a twitter feed attacking me 24/7.

  • milwlovesadam

    And if he would have sang a song he wasn’t prepared to sing or flubbed the lyrics ( as often happens even when prepared to sing the NA and others ), social media would still have been all over him.

    I think this is super over the top ridiculous. In this day and age of social media, everybody simply cannot be PERFECT at all times. I think his apology is sincere. LOl. He probably took a lesson from Jonah Hill this week on Fallon.

  • Mel432

    I like that last comment tweeted. Don’t create drama where there isn’t any. Maybe poor choice of words for Chris, but there could have been a number of reasons why he didn’t want to do the song: Had to get somewhere else; unsure of the words; uncomfortable singing it because he had’t sung it since elementary school… Heartfelt apology, tho.

  • Baptized

    I’ve had some fun arguing with them on Twitter. Some mentioned that Chris could go work for Obama since he hates America. LOL. I swear some people shouldn’t use the web.

  • jan

    Chris handled an apology in a classy way.

    Unfortunately many – especially Fox News fans – exist to find fault and hate. Since they love to hate – no apology will be good enough for them because they get too much enjoyment out of being hateful. But fans – and people in general – will probably fully understand where he is coming from.

  • Bobbi

    Classy response. He should have had some kind of a heads up before he was asked on the air. But, he handled it well and it shouldn’t have any lasting effects.

  • wordnerdarchie

    I think I’ve just been stereotyped as a hater, since I watch Fox News on occasion. In this day & age, it’s very easy for a person to “step in it”. ;)

    That being said, Chris handled it well. However, I didn’t think he had much to apologize for.

  • Baltized

    There’s haters who are fans of msnbc too.

  • jan

    I should have worded it differently – so now it is my turn to apologize. It is not Fox news fans in general who are haters. There are however some people who watch that network in order to get angry over something and then spew hate – it is not the majority of watchers – so I should have found some way to be more explicit.

  • wordnerdarchie

    I accept your apology.

    I used your response as a way to show how quickly things can be taken in the worst possible light so thank you for being my “straight man”.

  • HKfan

    aww, I don’t even like Chris Daughtry, but that was very well said, and sincere.

  • Holden17C

    I’ve never been a Daughtry fan either, but I appreciate the fact that he owned his mistake. Most of all, he showed his face and spoke with his own voice (unlike Bieber, who apologizes with Twitter posts that he probably didn’t even write). In addition, Daughtry’s words don’t sound scripted by a PR rep. This is how you man up.

  • jan

    And it was very effective at that. My own words need to be chosen more carefully.

  • Guest

    Absolutely agree. I’ve been saying Bieber should do a heart felt video apology (not reading from some prepared statement from his PR people). Having his manager post a few choice words, a well thought out statement released by his PR team and posting a Bible verse… what a joke of a apology.

    Kudos to Daughtry for a video apology from the heart.

  • Guest

    Kudos to Chris Daughtry for a video apology from the heart. If only a$$hat Bieber would do the same instead of a statement released by his PR team or posting a Bible verse.

  • Dianne

    There should be an online betting pool giving Americans the opportunity to bet on how long it takes whomever has committed the latest faux pas to apologize and where it will occur. Personally I am sick of all the silly mea culpas. The hosts of Fox and Friends are dumber than a box of rocks. Maybe they rubbed off on Chris or maybe he isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer either.

  • Ria_

    I honestly don’t see the issue with what he said on air. They should not have asked him to sing some unspecified song that was not planned. It really had nothing to do with him being unpatriotic.

  • Guest

    I don’t have any issue either. But handy dandy social media and people have all sorts of interpretation. If you ask 10 people you get 10 different interpretation… now you can voice your views behind your computer or smart phone.

  • Goodvibes27

    Not really a fan here either but to his credit he has apologized swiftly and sincerely. There are too many people that are out for blood, when someone makes a mistake. Sad.

  • Doug Harden

    I think Chris explained his poor choice of words and apologized in the best manner possible. The real problem is that things happen in light speed and with the way TV is edited and shots changed so quickly, it came off much worse than it actually was on the ground. I’m positive, as soon as he heard of the backlash, he was mortified and filmed this apology.
    Lesson learned and we all know Chris is one of the good guys…just a poor choice of words in a quick moment….but who hasn’t done that? Awful lot of glass houses being shattered I’d say….

  • Kesia Monteith

    WOW…ever since “R-word Gate”, there is never a week where I come here and read a story about public figure saying something they have to apologize for, whether it was really offensive or not. Damn.

    And of course, most of the cases I find were very inappropriate, just taken aback by these last few weeks controversies.

  • NichkhunHorvejkul

    I hate how he blames it all on anxiety and such. “Poor me, I was nervous”. It’s like pretending you own it without ever owning it.

    Like Ellen and the rescue dog. “I’m sorry, it’s all my fault. Except I made kids happy and you are heartlessly breaking kids’ hearts. Other than that, it’s on me, who erred on trying to give children joy”.

  • mason williams

    it was a joke, i wouldn’t have apologized

    the real fans would stick around

  • Liteasy

    If it was on CBS, NBC or CNN, the fans would have been the same as Fox News – guaranteed.,

  • Eileen99

    There are plenty of haters from all political persuasions. This is a pretty sweeping generalization. Haters are everywhere on the internet and they aren’t just “Fox News fans”, whatever that is supposed to mean. I read a broad variety of political commentary from all sides, and I find the comments equally offensive on every article.

  • Eileen99

    Insert another network and every sentence would be equally true.

  • milwlovesadam

    And now this is the number one “news” story on m y Yahoo home page. Yikes. I’m much more concerned for Tracy Morgan than for Daughtry’s career. I’m still a fan, he still rocks it out.

  • Eileen99

    Chris’ comment was awkward and unfortunate, but it wasn’t anything I was upset about.

    His apology was very nice. I hope people leave him alone.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Oh jeez. Don’t blindside a performer with a request that was outside the original scope of the appearance, Fox hosts!

    If it was that important to the hosts that Daughtry perform a patriotic song, it should have been important enough to be included in the original plans for the performance.

    And heaven help him if he’d agreed and then not gotten the lyrics absolutely perfect and totally on key. This was a lose-lose situation for Daughtry. He’s done his best to stop it from exploding, so I hope it works for him.

  • nyc57

    There are angry people on both sides and crazy conspiracies on both.MSNBC cateres to crazies on left.I like Chris.He seems to be a great husband and father. They should have asked him off the air if they wanted him to sing something to honor D Day.He handled it poorly but we all make mistakes.

  • Incipit

    “Don’t blindside a performer with a request that was outside the original scope of the appearance, Fox hosts!”

    Yes, exactly. Great way to treat a guest. Not. If they had a brain between them, there would have been no ambush. And someone said it down thread – and this appears to be true:

    “The hosts of Fox and Friends are dumber than a box of rocks.”

    Never watched that show – see no good reason why I ever will.


  • elliegrll

    True, but it is funny that many of these tweeters heard something that never even happened. It’s like they are the stereotypical Fox viewer.

  • Karen C

    Daughtry did the right thing by apologizing to people that were offended, but I really don’t blame him for how he reacted, and for myself I wasn’t offended by what he said. The Fox hosts really blindsided him on live tv by their request. They should have told him before the show aired they were going to do something like that.

  • Karen C

    I agree, tne hosts really put him in a no win situation. I think most of the fault in this lays with them.

  • stef

    Awkward. Though like a lot of things the reactions can get more OTT than the original thing that prompted them.

    I don’t think it is any major patriotric diss, just awkward generally lol. The crowd seemed to be quite enjoying Chris on stage, and then confused at this point when he didn’t interact easily with the hosts, declined to sing, and then maneuvered himself off the stage altogether. Maybe he was just confused in the moment, idk.

    I’d rather have seen him go with the flow, sing a little more, please the people. If anything he would have gotten more live tv promo time on a show with good ratings that had given him a platform that day as one of their summer concert guests.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Stereotype: “a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.”

  • Amy Beth

    Just watch the SNL parody of the show. Hilarious.

  • Kariann Hart

    No need to apologize Jan. FOX News is my least favorite source of news. They usually mess up things anyways. Chris is okay.

  • elliegrll

    And? My point is that these people behaved in the exact way that many people expect Fox viewers to react. So while the “over simplified” perception is that the typical Fox viewer will go off on imaginary things, these tweeters did exactly that.

  • realdeal

    Many people expect MSNBC fans to react in ridiculous fashion too. So it depends on which “many” you refer to about which “stereotypical veiwers” and which shows are still watched with “dumb as a box of rocks” hosts as well.

  • Sassycatz

    There are angry people on both sides and crazy conspiracies on both.MSNBC cateres to crazies on left.

    Not really. You should watch Morning Joe. They regularly diss “the left,” with guests like Bill Kristol, Nicole Wallace, Mark Halperin, and, of course, before the recent scandal, they were regularly kissing up to Chris Christie.

    Then, we have Chris Matthews jumping all over Obama.

    MSNBC and Fox are just not equivalent (besides the fact that MSNBC deals in facts).

  • realdeal

    Yes, really. MSNBC holds no rightful claim to being any more objective.

  • teekee

    Although I certainly don’t need an apology, obviously, there are those who do. For them, I’m glad that Daughtry handled this quicky, and on camera.
    I knew immediately(watching the Fox video), that he wasn’t prepared to do it. Never thought it was unpatriotic.

  • Wfish88

    This has nothing to do with “FOX News fans” over reacting. I think the way Chris Daughtry acted left it open to interpretation. He definitely didn’t convey not wanting to sing the right way. I can see why some were upset… I mean just start off the song. Saying “your off the clock” and “this is when I leave” on DDay is not respectful. (Obviously he didn’t mean to be)

  • Wfish88

    This has nothing to do with “FOX News fans” over reacting. I think the way Chris Daughtry acted left it open to interpretation. He definitely didn’t convey not wanting to sing the right way. I can see why some were upset… I mean they just wanted him to start the song, not sing all of it.. Saying “your off the clock” and “this is when I leave” to a chance to sing a patriotic song on DDay is not respectful. (Obviously he didn’t mean to be)

  • lovetheusa1776

    Which proves nothing about the entirety of the Fox viewership. Except, it seems, in the preconceptions of some.

  • Happyhexer

    Thank you, oh voice of reason! Yeah, I see plenty of haters from all political persuasions, etc.

  • Montavilla

    Honestly, they’re the ones who should apologize.

  • Wfish88

    It’s hard to take MSNBC seriously when they have hosts like Rev Al Sharpton and Rachel Maddow.

  • Guest

    D Day for Daughtry Day? He bailed out on his day… wow! lol. But seriously, Chris seemed kinda (maybe) was caught off guard and just said and did all the wrong stuff. But I would never have given it a second thought to his actions.

  • Baptized

    He’s human. He’s just like us. Just because he’s been in showbiz for 8 years doesn’t make him impervious to nervousness/stage fright. All artists practice their songs before going on stage, which is called a soundcheck. One of the anchors asked for a patriotic, and that threw him off the bus. He had no idea that was coming to him. He was performing LIVE for the nation. He could have easily screwed up the song (especially since his band had already left the stage.) Of course this guy is going to be nervous. Everyone would be. It doesn’t matter if you have the greatest voice in history. You’re still going to be nervous and thrown off when something randomly pops up out of nowhere.

  • Sassycatz

    I’m not a big fan of Reverend Al’s and Chris Matthews drives me crazy at times — although there are some interviews he’s had with Tea Party people that were an absolute riot — but I think Rachel is fabulous. She’s no lightweight. She’s a Rhodes scholar, has a doctorate, is an author and, on her show, she is great at framing an issue so you see the history behind it and its evolution. Plus, she will take some obscure news story that no one’s covering and focus on it. Weeks or months later the story ends up being front page news.

  • TLKC

    No one holds any rightful claim to objectivity. We are all biased.

    FOX, however, is quite obviously and deliberately biased, sometimes with intent to deceive. Twice they have covered crooked House members and announced that those members were Democrats when in fact they were Republicans.

  • TLKC

    Rachel Maddow is definitely a leftie but she has her facts right.

  • NichkhunHorvejkul

    That is so much woe-is-him and making excuses that I’m nauseated.

    Ye’s, he’s human. He could have owned it and apologized for his lapse of judgment without trying to like the victm.

    Most professional singers I know would’nt have that much of a hard time singing a song pretty much everyone in the country knows by heart.

    And even if he didn’t feel he could, no reason for the tone and attitude which he displayed. Quite disrespectful.

  • NichkhunHorvejkul

    I don’t count it as sincerely when he’s tryiing to come off as a victim of anxiety instead of just owing a lapse of judgement.

  • springboard2

    This is Social Media age.
    In the preSocialMedia dark ages, there was little awareness that words or actions were offending some member of the general public unless the issue was a real movement.
    But thanks to Social Media, everyone can now be offended by something and receive an apology from a celebrity. Amazing times.

  • Corrine43180

    Lol that cracks me up. When GW Bush was president, if you’d dare criticize him you were a TRAITOR!!! Now, it seems Fox News standard MO to diss Obama 24/7, often using “facts” that are proven untrue. My favorite lately was their “Obama was warned about the V A system as early as 2008 and did nothing!” Forgetting (I’ll be kind) that Obama wasn’t president in 2008 lol

  • Tess Herself

    And it is well into the ridiculous and heading for the sublime. Talk show hosts will eat this up and the tweeters will find themselves the object of verbal abuse via a well placed joke.

  • Tess Herself

    I wonder how many tweeters have a clue what D-Day is/was or were they just following the herd. And how many were flying their flags in the front yard or taking time to thank a veteran for their service. Probably very few.

  • babyspock

    Imagine if this have happened right after his season. He had a lot of detractors. I guess he wasn’t humble enough for them and being considered the favorite and treated virtually as the winner even he didn’t win created a lot of jealousy and envy from fans of other idols. The right-wing Fox News fans got nothing on some of the American Idol fans.

  • Pat H

    Well, that was awkward on both sides. The host asked, I think, because the fans were chanting “one more song.” He thought a patriotic song might be cool. Chris was obviously just caught off guard. IMO, his “no” was directed to the host and the fans, and in NO way to veterans! Really, the host should apologize for putting him on the spot!

  • lkingcorn

    That’s what I love about social media, any celebrity these days can say the wrong thing at the wrong time and have it turned into a firestorm of hate. I would bet Chris thought he was being funny and hit a sour note. Celebrities must take a 101 course in PC these days. Not a Chris fan, but this a little harsh.

  • Matthew Kitson

    We really live in a hyper sensitive world now. Seems you can’t say anything without somehow offending someone

  • realdeal

    The same goes for MSNBC. Clearly and deliberately biased. When hosts get tingles down their legs and proclaim it as their duty to help their chosen candidate be a success through persuasion from their media pulpit then you aren’t getting just the facts.

    I think those who find either to be without fault or even less at fault in the intentional bias department only do so because the viewpoints already match
    their political persuasions. FOX News will report truths and give more in depth coverage on topics that MSNBC attempts to hide and vice verse.

  • Wfish88

    MSNBC also doesnt report news when it has to do with anything negative concerning the president. I mean if you really want to go into what each network had done badly look no further when an MSNBC host made fun of Mitt Romneys adopted black grandson.

  • Wfish88

    FOX deals with stories that the mainstream media does not pick up. Susan Rice probably would not have been fired without FOX’s reporting (msnbc failed to report anything about it because it hurt the president)

  • disqus_gferna

    And the fact that this happened on Fox News is like the icing on the cake. :)
    And I love Fox News, btw… But those summer concerts are, well, another story.

  • TLKC

    As I said, everybody is biased. That includes everyone on this blog, including you and me.

    Until a person can come up with links to direct examples of MSNBC deliberately misleading their viewers, they are in no position to declare themselves an exception to that rule.

  • realdeal

    Of course there is bias on all sides, but my point is that you will see a lot of claims that a certain side is “more fair”. I’d like to meet the conservatives that think MSNBC is more factual and the liberals that think FOX is more factual. .

    Also, I don’t think anyone needs to provide you with “links or it didn’t happen” proof of MSNBC deliberately being biased (although I’m sure somebody could do it for you),especially since much
    of it comes from viewing various shows on air over many years. What did the world do before links?

  • zubin

    Asking a guest to sing a patriotic song on FOX News, however, isn’t just about entertaining the crowd. It’s about making the guest share in promoting the network’s political messages, which often equate patriotism with conservative values. I’m sure Chris was surprised when the post-performance chatter extended beyond letting him quickly promote his album and tour and exit the stage and invited him to stay and participate in a politically-motivated display he had not agreed to in advance. I think he was trying to find some way to stay politically neutral, deflect the request with a joke, and not make it about the hosts’ politics.

  • wordnerdarchie

    What political message? It’s D-Day, all networks were showing tributes, playing patriotic songs, interviewing survivors of D-Day. It isn’t like they asked him to sing an ode to one particular party or anything.

  • TLKC

    I didn’t say that a certain side was more fair than the other. I said that FOX has been known to deliberately misrepresent the truth and I provided proof. You contend that MSNBC does the same but you haven’t provided a single proof beyond references to tingling in people’s legs.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    I’d rather have seen him go with the flow, sing a little more, please the people.

    Quick! Sing the first verse and chorus of a patriotic song! No stopping to think whether you know what comes after “above the fruited plain”… just launch into it!

    Oh, and you’ve got to sing it in whatever key your band’s guitars are tuned to from their last song, regardless of whether that’s the key you know the song in, so you’d better have perfect pitch, and the audience sing-along needs to be able to handle that key even if it’s not the key they learned the song in. (The hosts were trying to get the band members to join in, so they were expected to.)

    And better hope you’ve picked a song that all your band members know at the same key and tempo, since you’ve never even discussed performing it with them, and usually when you sing a patriotic song at an event, you’re backed by the host’s musicians.

    Train, meet wreck! Barring incredible luck, Daughtry would have been Twitter-shamed for making a mockery of a patriotic song.

    He came off as a doofus, but complying wouldn’t have honored the veterans with great quality of performance.

  • TLKC

    That’s bias, which all new outlets are guilty of, and I made my views clear on that from the start. And BTW, the incident surrounding Romney’s black grandson was disgusting.

  • TLKC

    This is an extremely heartfelt and humble apology. I feel so bad for Chris. He obviously intended no disrespect but is prepared to own it any. Poor sweetie. If a fan can’t forgive him after that video there is something wrong with them.

  • Eileen99

    MSNBC has had to issue apologies for misleading video-tape edits many, many times. It’s easy to do your own google search, no one should have to link you to something that’s readily available if you look.

    The point being, no network is without bias. To pretend otherwise is extremely naive.

    It’s just my opinion, but people should get their news from a variety of sources if they really want the whole picture.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Yes, even CBS had issues when they were too anxious in releasing what they thought were the facts. Sometimes it’s a result of trying to beat everyone else to the “story”. I don’t remember the story details anymore, but I do remember Dan Rather having to apologize.

  • Miz

    ‘D-Day’ does not stand for Daughtry. ‘D’ is a military designation for the day an invasion or operation is to take place. June 6th, the anniversary of the Allied forces invasion of Normandy in 1944 is the most famous ‘D-Day’ and one that Americans honor in remembrance.

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  • Miz

    I feel bad for him. I don’t watch Fox & Friends (or anything on Fox News), but I saw a few tweets Friday about Daughtry disrespecting veterans and it sounded so out of character for him. Seeing the video, it’s obvious that they blindsided him. The ‘off the clock’ comment was a poor choice of words and I’m betting he wishes he could turn back the clock for a do-over.

    Good on him for his very heartfelt apology.

  • J3$$!C@

    What the anchor should have done is let Chris know before hand that is what they were going to ask him to do, so that Chris could have been prepared. Some people are not good at doing things on the cuff. I think it was unfortunate Chris was put in this position that he has to apologize. But, his apology was full of class, and sincere. If something like this is going to make people not be a fan anymore, then they probably werent fans to begin with.

  • stef

    Possible that people would have been that judge-y, but really all I thought he was being asked to do was just sing, with the hosts and audience including cute kiddies, some sort of well-known patriotic song. In the obvious chaos and lack of musical refinement of such a situation, I doubt anyone would care if Chris missed a word or note or two after the first couple of lines. The camera probably would mostly have been on the crowd anyway. Not to mention they’d probably be cutting to commercial lol.
    Better go with the flow IMO with a smile on your face vs. overthinking it if that’s what happened.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Better go with the flow IMO with a smile on your face vs. overthinking it if that’s what happened.

    Trust me, it’s not “overthinking it” to need to sing a song in the same key as the band is playing it. The sound if you don’t is horrendous.

    Guitars are specifically tuned to a key. They’re not like pianos, where the key you’re in is simply a matter of which notes you play.

    My point is that “just singing a song” isn’t as easy as the hosts seemed to think it was, if they wanted it to sound remotely good. Nor do I believe that nobody would have fussed over missed notes or mangled words, given that minor deviations on the SSB (say, pronouncing “free” as “fray”) bring on berserker rages in the Twittersphere.

  • stef

    I think I saw a different show than you did but understand your point as you see it.

  • takenfornow

    First I will address the fox news fans hate. People who watch Fox news are well, pretty much everybody. Fox has more viewers than all other news shows combined. They only place you can get a little different view than all the others who just parrot the talking points. All saying the exact same thing. Don’t always agree with fox, some shows are news and others opinion, but I greatly appreciate something besides the propaganda of the other networks.
    Now for Chris, I personally don’t care if he dissed the troops or not. That’s his business. But he behaved like a rank amateur. He had a panic attack over a simple request. All he had to do was say “Bless the vets” and start a simple song with the crowd. But it was too much for him. He may record all right but he has very few skills as a real entertainer. His mind seems to be always on himself and not his audience.
    And he needed to apologize, his last albums have not done well, hes not heard that much on the radio now. And he has few skills to fall back on

  • takenfornow

    MSNBC deals in facts. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

  • Sassycatz

    Susan Rice was fired? Is that why she’s now the National Security Advisor? Hate to tell ya, but that’s a pretty important job.

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  • takenfornow

    It was a simple request that any good entertainer would not have had a problem with

  • GTFOBigGovt

    Why the snark about “Fox”? You didn’t see all those kids there in the front, are THEY the “enemy” too? He stood there like an idiot. If it were Adam Lambert he would have immediately taken over and broken in to the Star Spangled Banner or something. EVERY time you’re on a stage is an opportunity to shine and Daughtry was a mess. And even IF he didn’t KNOW any patriotic songs, he could have had an audience member go up and do …whatever. PFFFFT.

  • Abner4President

    I do agree that Adam Lambert knows how to suck up as much attention as humanly possible.

  • TLKC

    Adam has had a few onstage blips as well and he might also have balked at performing a patriotic song he hadn’t rehearsed. The fact that Chris was taken by surprise and made a little bit of a botch of it is no biggie. His apology was heartfelt and should end the matter.

  • TLKC

    Good point. In the age of the internet we can do our own fact checking and we should.

  • TLKC

    This. The world is full of Yahoos and they come in all shapes and sizes.

  • pj

    Pretty sure he meant no disrespect to the Vets. People need to relax. I am not really a fan of his generic rock, either. Ridiculous.

  • PAwoma

    This is the best description of what happened that I have seen. He did have a panic attack, no way he was joking around. I do not think he meant to disrespect the troops, but it certainly wasn’t professional. he needs to handle himself on state and learn to adlib. Not everything is scripted. I am a fan of Chris and will remain so, but he sure isn’t perfect and his stage skills are definitely not at the level I thought they were before this incident.

  • PAwoma

    actually, the band was already off-stage. He would have been singing without music.

  • PAwoma

    I live in a different era when a patriotic song becomes a political message. We sing them at school, at ball games, common everyday occurrences. Since when did America the Beautiful or the Star Spangled Banner or Yankee Doodle dandy for that matter became the property of the Republican Party?

  • PAwoma

    Everyone should also keep in might, this did not happen on “Live TV”. It was after the show ended, and was shown on the internet live feed. I would expect most that tuned into a live feed were probably a fan of Daughtry’s. I found the feed on line myself not to watch Fox and Friends, but to watch Chris. They also show on line songs he is performing when all the tv show has is the hosts/talking heads.