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.