Former “American Idol” star Chris Daughtry took to YouTube Saturday to apologize for his insensitive and “embarrassing” remarks disregarding D-Day on Fox and Friends.
The Idol star had performed on Friday morning on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” as part of the show’s All-American Summer Concert Series and when Fox host Steve Doocy asked, “Since today is D-Day, plus, 70, what patriotic song could we all sing?”
Daughtry responded, “I’m off the clock. I’m going to watch y’all.”
When the hosts attempted to come up with a song, Daughtry said as he left the stage, “This is where I’ll bail.”
Fox’s “The Five” host Eric Bolling called Daughtry “The Fool of the Week” for his behavior on D-Day.
After social media attacked Daughtry’s remarks, he went to YouTube Saturday to give a heartfelt apology.
“Hey everybody, I wish I was coming to you right now under better circumstances,” he opened his video response.
“In that moment, I was thrown off. Unprepared and I panicked,” he admitted. “It was absolutely disrespectful. Poor choice of words. Terrible judgement.”
He continued his apology: “And the worst part of all, I didn’t honor our troops. I didn’t honor our vets who are so deserving and sacrificed everything, their lives. Have sacrificed everything for our country. What I do is miniscule in comparison and will never live up to what they do for our country.”