Clay Aiken hates on Adam Lambert

Clay Aiken really hates American Idol also-ran Adam Lambert, and he’s taking it to his blog.

Aiken, who was also an American Idol runner-up like Lambert, ripped the heavily eyelined singer a new one on his blog after the Idol finale aired.

He wrote:

“Now that it’s all over, and for the record…I couldn’t be happier about the way AI ended this year. I only turn the show on once a season, and only to see what the set looks like each year. This year, I happened to turn it on during the minute that Adam Lambert was singing Ring of Fire and, at that moment, thought my ears would bleed. Contrived, awful and slightly frightening! I wasn’t really a fan and found myself surprised whenever folks told me that they liked him. Granted, I never saw another performance (and many folks who I trust said that he was great) but I can’t imagine I would have enjoyed it. Just not my cup of tea at all. To each his own…

I think many voters got sick of being ‘told who to vote for.’ I think many were turned off by the blatant favoritism shown towards one contestant. Therefore, on that last night, they used their votes against a contestant that they were tired of hearing about and for the contestant who had been written off.”

Meow! Why the vitriol? Is Clay mad because he was closeted during his AI run (and years afterward), while Lambert has never felt the need to deny his sexuality?

Today, Aiken put down his mint julep long enough to issue the most half-hearted apology in the history of PR advisement. “I am sure that some were upset by my choice of words describing my opinion of a performance I heard from Adam Lambert,” he wrote, again on his blog. “I hope no one actually believed that blood truly poured forth from my ears when I heard him.”No response from Lambert, who is much too busy perfecting his eyebrow arch to pay attention to bitter has-beens.