The Wanted’s Tom Parker Sort Of Apologizes For His Christina Aguilera “Bitch” Comment

By: Robbie Daw / April 30, 2012

Last week the lads of The Wanted launched a war of the words with The Voice coach Christina Aguilera, following their apparently not-so-pleasant run in with the “Genie In A Bottle” songstress when they performed on the series. “She’s a bitch,” Tom Parker, a member of the boy band, said during an interview with New York radio station 92.3 NOW FM. “She might not be a bitch in real life, but to us she was a bitch.” But TMZ caught Tom outside Hollywood’s Mondrian Hotel over the weekend, and he appears to be singing a new tune about Xtina…somewhat. Catch his latest comments on her below.

“We shouldn’t have said it, to be honest with you,” Tom said to TMZ. But he immediately followed the apology up with this: “We just think manners cost nothing, you know what I mean? The rest of the judges were really nice. She didn’t really look at us or talk to us.”

Fair enough. But MTV News reports that Christina’s fans began flaming The Wanted online following the dropping of the B-word with regards to Aguilera. And when we posted the initial interview that caused all the drama, our readers appeared to take sides rather quickly.

“They have been rude about many acts in the UK so this is nothing new. Loud mouthed and arrogant group,” said Lucy W. about The Wanted.

Meanwhile, Preach It chimed in with this: “She has absolutely been being a bitch this season! Glad some celebrities are being honest about it and joining the thousands of viewers who think so too!”

Rich86 begged to differ, however: “Listen to those disrespectful talentless boys speaking, they have no manners and sounded drunk.”

Do you think Tom’s apology to Christina is acceptable enough for both the band and Xtina to move on and forget the incident? Let us know below, or on Facebook and Twitter.

[Via TMZ]