I think Daphne was being sarcastic or such.
With Clay it's all about the power of TV. His fans know he is no god, but it is still fun to "idolize" him (don't take it too seriously). And, I would say, it was the goal of the producers of AI to make someone stay in people's minds after the show was over, and with Clay they obviously achieved their goal. Just like all the arguing about the same matter before, this is just an internet board, people write sometimes stuff they would never say in real life, it can get somewhat overboard. Never take anything too seriously.