Steven Tyler
Bad Behavior?

American Idol issued a statement apologizing for judge Steven Tyler -- but why?

Ryan Seacrest announced on his radio show that American Idol would be issuing a statement for Steven Tyler's behavior. "There's a black card that starts the show tonight," Seacrest said -- but wouldn't elaborate any more as to what this behavior was. He only said that viewers would know what he was talking about if they had watched last week's episode.

Steven Tyler on American Idol

As promised, the show opened with a black card that read:

"American Idol would like to apologize for last week's outrageous behavior by Steven Tyler. Mr. Tyler has been warned and assures us it will never happen again."

In case watchers were confused, they followed it up with a recap, in which Tyler asked contestant Jake Muck, "You know what Muck rhymes with?" Jake responded, "Duck."

"Read my lips," Tyler said.

Yep, that was it. Do you think American Idol was really responding to viewers who were offended by Tyler -- or was it a way to drum up ratings and get people talking?

With the mass exodus of judges, including Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi, this is the first year that the Aerosmith frontman has judged American Idol. "I've got a good ear for all music and that's why I thought I would take this. It's not just a one phase type judging. I'm good for all different music and listening to voicing, and the spirit of, and the imperfections of someone's voice because not all great singers make great rock stars," Tyler said. "It's some of those voices that aren't the best that make the best rock stars I mean to say. So it's been fun. I don't take this too seriously and I take it seriously, so it's been a real hoot for me."

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Comments on "Why did American Idol apologize for Steven Tyler?"

shana February 08, 2011 | 4:18 AM

Why in the world is he apologizing for an edited-NOT LIVE-show. The producers or who ever is in charge-could have left that out-they chose to leave it in-THEY should be apologizing-if it had been live-Steven Tyler should apologize. They are acting like they didn't know it was on the show-how could they NOT know it??????????????????

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