How would Ryan know whether Clay was envious or not or how Clay truly feels about the kind of fundraiser extravaganza Idol put on?
I, for one, think Clay really hit the nail on the head with his comments about IGB. It's naïve to think that a hundred million or two dollars spread out over a slew of different charities will solve many problems, without the public being educated about what's really needed and why. While I think it's great that the money was raised (Rupert Murdoch couldn't have at least matched the $ donated by the viewers?), it really was a drop in the bucket compared to what Idol and Newscorp are worth, and it probably did more to help the Idol franchise than to solve problems in Africa, the storm-devastated Gulf, Appalachia, etc.
Ryan's comment does make me think that the speculation that Clay wasn't invited to be part of IGB is probably right, but it doesn't really shed any light on how Clay felt about that.