‘Idol’s’ Caleb Johnson apologizes for remark
(Asheville Citizen-Times) Asheville rocker Caleb Johnson issued an apology Saturday for remarks he made online Thursday night that appeared to label some of his fans “retards” for their song suggestions. After Thursday’s “American Idol” results show, Johnson was asked on camera by an online reporter from AfterBuzz TV whether his opinion of social media had changed, since Wednesday’s live performance show had featured each contestant singing two songs selected by fans via social media. Clearly annoyed that he was forced to sing “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” a song recorded by Aerosmith and written by pop ballad composer Diane Warren (better known for her tunes for the likes of Celine Dion), Johnson let loose.
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