Whoa. Caleb Johnson. It’s a good thing more people aren’t paying attention, because the–shall we say politically incorrect–remarks in this interview given during the media scrum after Thursday night’s controversial results show would have gone completely viral.
Things got dicey when the interviewer, from After Buzz TV, asked Caleb if his opinion of social media has changed since American Idol:
“Yeah. It gives access to a bunch of retards to talk to me. I don’t really enjoy having to see somebody telling me what song I have to sing…at this point of the competition I can pick and choose my own songs…I don’t need 10,000 people saying ‘You should sing this, you should sing that, listen to me.'”
Here, he looked at the camera and said, “Fortunately guys, I’m going to listen to myself, whether you like it or not.”
Way to totally dis your fans, there, Caleb. I could have understood if you were railing against haters. But fans asking for song requests? Calling the retards? Offensive, dude. Bulletin: Use of the R word isn’t cool these days. You might want to keep that between you and your friends.
There’s also the part where the Top 4 finalist boasts about the hookers and cocaine that will be available if he has the opportunity to make a hometown visit. He was kidding. But still.
These kids need a few days of media training before they are let loose on the press. Seriously.