Corey Clark Upset By Idol Skit.
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According to AP sources, Corey Clark is not happy with what he saw on Wednesday night’s American Idol 4 finale.
Unlike many fans across the country, he is not bemoaning Bo Bice’s defeat at the hands of Carrie Underwood, instead he’s upset by a skit that poked fun at the allegations he made against Paula Abdul in an ABC special expose.
Clark, a contestant during the second term of Idol, was disqualified from the competition for failing to divulge an ongoing legal matter concerning an alleged assault on his younger sister and resisting arrest.
He claims that the more accurate story is that he was turfed for seeking independent legal advice concerning the infamously binding AI contract all participants are required to sign and urging fellow contestants to do likewise.
He further claims to have sought independent counsel following judge Paula Abdul’s advice after she allegedly took an interest in helping him further his stay on the show.
According to Clark, Abdul offered him song choice and wardrobe advice, even paying for clothing for him, during a spell in which their relationship became sexual.
The skit, called “Bad Judgment”, presented by Steve Edwards of the now defunct “Good Day Live”, parodied heavily the ABC Primetime Expose in which Clarke unveiled the evidence of his personal and professional relationship with Abdul.
During the skit, we saw Randy cut a single, advertise his new book and urge viewers to buy his C.D. before playing the roles of his own parents, all elements lifted directly from Clark’s interview with ABC. The skit culminated with the revelation that Simon was having a secret affair with himself.
Corey Clark’s spokesman, Jed Wallace, slammed the show for not taking the allegations seriously and called the decision to air the skit “baffling” and a “slap in the face”.
The Fox network has asked for Clark’s help investigating the allegations that Abdul has branded “lies”, but claim he has not responded to that request.
In the meanwhile they seem to be taking the matter lightly, this skit following an appearance by Abdul on Saturday Night Live where she also made fun of the allegations.