NEW YORK – Bo Bice might have lost out to Carrie Underwood on the "American Idol" finale, but the one who's really upset is Corey Clark (search).
Clark, the former contestant who says he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul (search) during the 2003 competition, didn't like the skit making light of the situation. On Wednesday night's show, TV newsman Steve Edwards presented a satirical report entitled "Bad Judgment" that purported to reveal judge Simon Cowell's (search) "secret relationship."
The twist, though, was that the self-centered Cowell was all along in love with himself.
"We're reminded once again last night in front of millions of viewers that not only are they not taking it seriously, but they don't feel as though we should take it seriously," Clark's spokesman, Jed Wallace, told AP Radio on Thursday.
"It's simply baffling to me that FOX would actually resurrect this controversy by doing something like that," said Wallace, calling it a "slap in the face."
Clark responded similarly after Abdul made a comedic appearance on "Saturday Night Live" earlier this month. Afterward, he announced that he had "explicit" and "incriminating" evidence of their alleged affair.
Abdul has called the allegations "lies." FOX has said it would investigate the claims, but that Clark had not responded to requests for help in the investigation.
Clark, 23, is currently shooting a music video for the first single of his debut CD, due out in June.
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