Steven Tyler American Idol Apology

Posted by puguh on Friday, February 4, 2011

Steven Tyler American Idol Apology. 'American Idol' Steven Tyler apology: Nigel Lythgoe laments 'lack of humor' over Fox show joke.

The "American Idol" apology for Steven Tyler Wednesday night left fans asking if it was a joke or not, which made the producer of the show laugh more than the mock mea culpa.

Fox issued the apology for the judge’s "outrageous behavior” before the Austin, Tex., auditions kicked off.

"Mr. Tyler has been warned and assures us it will never happen again," a black card read while Muzak played over it.

Then a scene from last week was shown in which Tyler made fun of a contestant named Jack Muck, whose name, Tyler joked, rhymed with an expletive -- not "Duck" as the kid suggested.

But the fact that the judges swear so often on the show had fans wondering why Fox took this opportunity to issue an apology. While the network had no comment when contacted by the Daily News, producer Nigel Lythgoe was beside himself.

"Wow, there is a huge lack of humor out there!!" he tweeted Wednesday night. "Hey you guys, don't take things too seriously, especially my shows. Smile or 'Go **** a duck' "

Host Ryan Seacrest teased the “outrageous” apology on his radio show, his Twitter account and his website on Wednesday, causing critics to suggest it was simply a ploy to get the show’s numbers up.

Seacrest mentioned the apology as early as Tuesday on his Twitter account.

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

Tyler has been the cause of much controversy, most notably for flirting with a 16-year-old contestant named Victoria Huggins. But his appearance on "Idol" has been the most buzzed about, with Aerosmith digital sales feeling the love as well.

According to, "I don't Want to Miss a Thing" entered the Billboard digital charts for the first time at No. 54 after he sang an impromptu duet with contestant Lauren Alaina last month.

And despite a report in that Jennifer Lopez is upset that the “Idol” spotlight is on Tyler, she told that she enjoys "every second of the zaniness and craziness" that Tyler brings to the show.

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