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Clay Aiken criticized Meghan for her interview, didn’t apologize after it came out

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Clay Aiken is best known as the second place finisher on season two of American Idol. Ruben Studdard won that season, but Clay got some fame from that, although he didn’t parlay that into much of a career. The last time we talked about him was in 2014, when he was running for Congress as a democrat in North Carolina and got handily beaten. Clay was asked to comment about the hack of celebrity women’s photos and he said “anybody who takes inappropriate pictures of themselves deserves exactly what they get.” That’s despicable victim blaming, but I guess that’s who this guy is. Now he’s using his meager platform to do the same thing to Duchess Meghan. Ahead of the Oprah interview on Saturday, Clay tweeted the following.

— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) March 8, 2021

Note that he is only calling out Meghan, not Harry, which is what a lot of these racists do. The argument he’s using is a common logical fallacy called relative privation or the “children are starving in Africa what do they have to complain about?” fallacy. You can be concerned about Americans struggling in this difficult time and feel sympathy for the racism and constant smearing that Meghan had to endure in the press. Even if you didn’t watch the interview, all the major outlets have reported that Meghan was suicidal, that Harry’s family took away their security when Meghan was pregnant and cut them off financially. We knew even before the interview that Meghan had a miscarriage last summer. This a-hole tweeted this, left it up, and didn’t even bother to issue a “sorry if you were offended” apology after all that came out. This is the current pinned tweet on his profile, made at 9pm Sunday right after Harry and Meghan’s interview aired:

— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) March 8, 2021

He told someone who admitted they were suicidal to STFU and stop playing the victim. Wow. I would say he’s canceled but there’s not much to cancel there. Here’s how relevant Clay Aiken is. He tweeted this Sunday night. When I do a Google News search for him, all the results are about Amanda Seyfried mentioning on Fallon that her first EW cover was as a reflection in Clay Aiken’s glasses.

Here are my favorite responses to this.

— Fcuk Them Racist Colonizing Royals (@lynnv378) March 8, 2021

— President Kamala’s Hand (STILL) (@DearDean22) March 8, 2021

— BlackWomenViews Media (@blackwomenviews) March 8, 2021

— That70sHeaux (@EyeWouldDie4You) March 8, 2021

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