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American Idol: Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe Confirms Steven Tyler Apology Was A Joke!

February 04, 2011 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ

If you tuned into American Idol on FOX on Wednesday, you surely saw the apology issued by the show for Steven Tyler’s behavior. The web has been buzzing about whether or not the apology was real or a joke and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed that it was indeed a joke. Keep reading for more details!

American Idol fans were left wondering whether or not the apology they saw for Steven Tyler’s behavior on Wednesday night was a joke or not but now executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed via Twitter that the apology was indeed a joke. According to the NY Daily News, FOX could not be reached to comment on the apology but Nigel Lythgoe was beside himself when contacted about the apology and went on to Tweet on Wednesday evening “Wow, there is a huge lack of humor out there!! Hey you guys, don’t take things too seriously, especially my shows. Smile or ‘Go **** a duck’”

Host Ryan Seacrest also teased about the Steven Tyler apology as early as Tuesday on his Twitter page, so we should have seen this coming. He posted “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” and he added a little smiley face to end his tweet. So apparently all along this was a planned joke, which I think most of us had figured out but there were still some skeptics. What do you think of this joke? Did you find it funny or did it offend you? Comment and share your thoughts with us, we’d love to hear from you!

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2 Responses to “American Idol: Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe Confirms Steven Tyler Apology Was A Joke!”

  1. enen granada Says:
    February 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    What the…?!? Can’t everyone tell a joke anymore, even when it hits them in the face? Steve Tyler is a natural, and genuinely funny. Rock on, my man! JLO, you’re a sweetheart.. and Randy, well… Let’s reserve our opinions about the dawg for later. He’s had enough of them the part 9 seasons anyway.

  2. Tobias Says:
    February 5th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I was confused more than entertained. Joking is great, I guess it was just not that funny. My initial impression was that there was an over emphasis on political correctness going on…and that someone was complaining about Steven being Steven. My family are big fans of the show. We love the new judges. We thought we’d miss Simon, Ellen, Kara…but Steven & J-LO have brought such a love for music…and shown it is okay to be nice.


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