Simon Cowell Urges Ryan Seacrest: Come Out of the Closet

A joke about Ryan Seacrest’s sexuality sparked a minor uproar on American Idol last night, as Simon Cowell urged host Seacrest to come out of the closet.

Seacrest: “We have a question from Georgia. What do you consider the hardest part of this contest?”

Melinda Doolittle: “Wow. I would have to say the high heels and these dresses. I like my tennis shoes and my sweat pants. I’m sorry.”

Seacrest: “Simon, any advice on the high heels?”

Cowell: “You should know, Ryan.”

Seacrest: “Stay out of my closet, Simon.”

Cowell: “Well, come out.”

Seacrest: “This is about the top twelve. Okay? Not your wishes…We’re friends.”

Of course the whole thing was a joke. Really.