American Idol’s Caleb Kennedy, 16, has apologized for ‘disappointing’ fans and making ‘people lose their respect for me’ after the controversial online video featuring him surfaced.
Caleb Kennedy, 16, the finalist of the American Idol Top 5, announced on May 12 that he had been removed from the competition while apologizing for appearing in a controversial online video that day.
What Did Caleb Say?
“Hello, this will surprise you, but I will no longer be on American Idol,” Caleb said.
“There was a video that came from the internet and it showed things that were not meant to be taken in any wrong way. I was young and did not think about these actions, but that is no excuse. ”
What Is In The Controversial Video?
The video in question was widely circulated online and allegedly showed Caleb with his friend wearing what seems to be the Ku Klux Klan apparel. However, because Caleb is still young, we will not be able to provide the readers with the clip.
“I want to apologize to all my fans and to everyone I have disappointed,” Caleb said.
“I’m going to spend a little bit of time off social media to improve myself, but when I say that, I know that this has hurt and embarrassed many people and made me lose my respect in front of them. I’m sorry! I pray that one day I will be able to win your trust you again and get you to respect me back! He concluded by thanking those who “supported him”.
Caleb’s Performance On American Idol
According to Caleb’s mother, Anita Guy, the video was taken at the age of 12. She told the Herald-Journal, “I hate what happened and how Caleb is portrayed by people online. The video was taken after Caleb watched the movie ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ and they were starring those characters. It had nothing to do with the Ku Klux Klan, but I know what it looks like. Caleb has no racial bone in his body. He loves everyone and has friends of all races. ”
Caleb comes from Roebuck, South Carolina, and impressed the American Idol judges deeply during his first audition. He sang an original song, called “Nowhere,” and told Luke Bryanthat he writes new music “every day.” Katy Perry told him that she believed he had “something real special,” and Lionel Richieeven said Caleb already mastered a “storyteller’s voice.” It was only upward from there.