'American Idol' Apologizing Tonight for Steven Tyler's 'Outrageous' Behavior

by Kelly Woo, posted Feb 2nd 2011 3:30PM
Tonight's episode of 'American Idol' will apparently feature an apology from producers, according to a Twitter update from Ryan Seacrest:

"At the idol working on the LA episode that you will see thursday. Tomorrow is austin. Make sure u watch the producers apology at the top :)"

On his radio show today, Seacrest dished out more information, telling listeners, "There's a black card that starts the show tonight. It starts with, 'American Idol would like to apologize for last week's outrageous behavior by Steven Tyler ...''"

It's unclear what this "outrageous behavior" entails, though Seacrest promised "it will all add up and make sense."



Earlier, the New York Post wondered if the apology for featuring auditioner Chris Medina's fiancee, who suffers from brain damage and is confined to a wheelchair. Some viewers found the segment manipulative and exploitative.

That theory seemed to be upheld by the 'American Idol' judges appearance on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' today. Jennifer Lopez said the judges had no idea how unwell Medina's fiancee, Juliana Ramos, was until she was brought into the room. Might the producers regret showing her on-camera?



Or perhaps they're just apologizing for Steven Tyler's creepy faces?

What do you think tonight's 'American Idol' apology about Steven Tyler is about?



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hi shelly

I knew something had happened by the way Steven has been acting on the show. I thought he was really funny and just having a good time. I have really enjoyed the show since he started judging. Now it's Kinda boring. Leave him alone! You knew what you were getting when you asked him to join the show. In my opinion he saved your show! Way to unboost your ratings!

April 05 2012 at 9:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nancy L. Finley

I saw that episode and I did not see anything wrong with it. Steven Tyler was a perfect gentleman, caring and in no way was he disrespectful to this young lady. Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are just what this show needs.

February 08 2011 at 11:37 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Angelica

More AI manipulation for free PR!!!! The episode that "required" an apology was TAPED A WHILE ago!!!!! Taped, edited and watched several times before airing. Many of the "reactions" of the judges to some of the fast, bad outtakes were edited, but never happened. Some of the "bad" singers were taped NOT in front of judges.

Sad that AI is resorting to such baltant manipulation of the audience. Seems a bit desperate, to me. But, since there is really no such thing as a "reality" series (I know some "story editors" on some of these shows...code for "writers")...makes sense why the public now believes all the lies and manipulation from polititians more than ever. We have become desensitized to using our brains and recognizing what is faked and when our chains are being yanked!!!

February 07 2011 at 12:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jearri

Steven Tyler is doing a great job because you never know what he is going to say next. The only thing that creeps me out is his oogling at the younger female contestants. Kind of like the dirty old man looking too hard. But then he's a ROCK STAR...so what do you expect!!!

February 04 2011 at 9:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Neva

They need to apologize to Steven for what they posted. When he came on the show I had no idea who he was. Yes, I have heard of Aerosmith but never bought any of their albums. I now see why they wanted him so bad.

February 03 2011 at 7:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Neva

They need to apologize to Steven for what they posted. When he came on the show I had no idea who he was. Yes, I have heard of Aerosmith but never bought any of their albums. I now see why they wanted him so bad.

February 03 2011 at 7:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Melissa

Steven Tyler is the Best !!!!!! I didn't see that he done anything wrong or was out of the way to anyone ? Why should he be apologizing ? I think that American Idol was VERY,VERY,VERY lucky they could even get Steven Tyler to be a Judge on their show at all . He's an Icon , An Legend ! His career alone , Speaks for it's self !!!!!! He's still here and going strong. I think the contestant's should take all the advice he has to offer.
"" Att--Steven "", Just be your self like you're doing and the H-E double L's with them !!!!!!!

February 03 2011 at 6:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Laura

I've been watching American Idol and believe that Steven Tyler is a sweetheart. All of the judges have been great. They have shown good judgement, haven't insulted anyone and get along just fine. Where does the negativism come from?

February 03 2011 at 3:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wmvbobs

GO STEVEN GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

February 03 2011 at 8:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wmvbobs

hi i think they new what steven was like be for so leve him a lone he and jenn and randy are good peeps so back the xxxx off there backs
WE LOVE ALL OF THEM GO STEVEN

February 03 2011 at 8:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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