Call it the twinkle defense.
Who saw that one coming?
But the American Idol runner-up has heard his haters' battle cries and is rallying to his own defense, taking to Twitter to justify—but absolutely not apologize for—his artistic vision as rendered on his inexplicably controversial For Your Entertainment debut.
And for those who find it a bit too outlandish, well, that just so happens to be the look he was going for.
"Thank you to those who appreciate and understand that the album cover is deliberately campy," he wrote this morning. "It's an omage [sic] to the past. It IS ridiculous.
"For those that don't get it: oh well…Glad to have gotten your attention," he added. "Androgyny. Rock n Roll."
And, of course, controversy. Like any good rock 'n' roll star.
(Originally published Oct. 29, 2009, at 11:01 a.m. PT)
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