Simon Denies Eye Rolling Tied To Chris's Condolences

Simon Cowell and the executive producers of American Idol denied allegations that Simon rolled his eyes while Chris Richardson expressed his condolences for the victims and family members of the Virginia Tech tragedy.

A statement by Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe released this morning said: "This is a sad time for everyone, so it is especially disheartening that a quick camera cutaway could have been misinterpreted. We're sorry for any grief caused by this misunderstanding, but Simon was not reacting to Chris at that point. He had turned to speak to Paula and didn't actually hear Chris' final comments."

Whoever was calling the FOX affiilates and complaining last night about this is sick. There are families who've lost loved ones and it's disgusting to drum up a controversy to take away attention from a very real tradgedy.

Do you agree with me or do you think Simon actually rolled his eyes at Chris's statement?

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