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'American Idol' scandal: Caleb Johnson upsets fans with slur

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Caleb Johnson of "American Idol" may have just lost the entire show because of a slur he made in a recent interview. On Sunday, Yahoo Music shared about what he said and how he is now apologizing because he realizes that he made a mistake. His post performance interview has gone viral and in this case that is not a good thing.

Last week his fans had him sing a song by Aerosmith. It was the hit "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and he didn't get to pick but the fans did. That shouldn't be a big deal and most stars love interacting with their fans all the time, but Caleb made it sound like he doesn't really care to do that at all. Fan interaction is a huge part of this show.

The worst thing that Caleb said was that,"[Twitter] gives access to a bunch of retards to talk to me." That did not go over well with fans at all and they are really mad about his comment. He went on to say at this point that he can pick his own songs. He didn't act like he wants help from his fans at all and they are mad. Caleb listens to himself first and doesn't seem to really care what fans want from him. That is not the way to get votes on this show.

Caleb has since apologized saying, "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 !:)"

He has been on Twitter some, but not really posting this week. He did thank his fans for voting this week. Caleb has not mentioned the slur on his Twitter at all and this is where he says that the crazy fans are at bothering him.

That apology doesn't seem to be good enough for fans. Using the word retard is frowned upon no matter what you meant by it. Honestly it would not be shocking if this comment loses him the title of "American Idol."

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