After Elton John recently made some comments regarding Simon Cowell and American Idol, Simon has fired back.
Being critical of the way that shows like ‘Idol’ puts a spot light on those with no talent making them famous, John said he would never have been able to do it.
, “I’m not a fan of talent shows. I probably wouldn’t have lasted if I’d gone on one. I was asked to judge American Idol. I couldn’t do it because I won’t slag anyone off. Also I don’t want to be on television. It’s become boring, a**e-paralysingly brain crippling.”
Cowell responded by telling Britain’s Sunday Mirror: “Elton John said in the papers… he said that these shows don’t produce stars. Well Elton if you’re not watching, I’m going to send you this tape and you can take back what you said.
“The truth is Elton’s watching the show every week. What he’s slightly missing the point on, and you always hear this resentment from bigger artists nowadays… they don’t like the fact a show can make an artist. I always say to these people who criticize – why don’t you spend some time with new artists. If Elton feels that strongly about it then my message to him is: ‘You show me how to do it.'”
Yikes! Talk about a heavyweight fight! We wouldn’t even know who’s side to take here.