Yeah Clay definitely has let his so-called fame go to his head. I know lots of people who used to think he was a nice person who no longer see him in that light any longer.Originally Posted by Jexter;3501553;Regarding the first paragraph - I think we interpreted the content of the links differently.
Regarding the cat references - The writer is using sarcasm. FYI....I remember the entire cat fiasco clearly and yes, Clay was was unfairly targeted based on the comments that appeared in the Rolling Stone article.
In general -
As mentioned, I was skeptical of Clay's negative press, too, and that is precisely why I tracked down a person for confirmation. I didn't want to believe it was true, but I needed to know one way or another.
The person I got ahold of it confirmed everything you read - including the "fear" parts. I guess that's all I can offer. ...a first-hand account by someone who lived it. Not sure of what would constitute better proof than that?
There are other things that bother me about Clay, e.g. I don't particularly like how he interacts with his fans and former AI contestants. However, those are two different discussions and I know they would be never ending (like this one). Add it all up though and I'm off the Clay train (have been since 2004).
I'll try to stay out of Clay's thread...don't want to ruffle so many feathers. It's hard, though, because I do feel somewhat betrayed by Clay...as a fan, I mean, and I feel the need to snark from time-to-time.
Clay didn't turn out to be anything like he was when he was on the show (in my opinion, of course).
I know I'm alone on this - at least in this thread - but this is what I believe and how I feel.
I'm glad remaining Clay fans have someone they enjoy.