Harry Connick Jr. Schools Quentin Alexander On Respect: Was The ‘American Idol’ Judge Right?

American Idol has had few dramatic moments this season, but tonight a minor scuffle between judge Harry Connick Jr. and contestant Quentin Alexander is causing a bit of a stir. After his first performance of the evening, Alexander expressed his displeasure at the fact that two of his fellow Idol hopefuls, Joey Cook and Rayvon Owen, were the bottom two and one was to be sent home.

Alexander said, “This is wack,” before exiting the stage. Connick said the comment was disrespectful.

“If it’s wack, you can always go home. ‘Idol’ is paying a lot of money to give you this experience, and for you to say that to the hand that’s feeding you right now is highly disrespectful.”

Alexander said he was talking about his dislike of saying goodbye to his friend, not the Idol process itself. Connick still insisted Idol is a competition. Quentin explained further.

“For my personal feelings, it sucks to see two people who I’ve grown to love go home. That’s what I mean by it being wack. So I’m not disrespecting this competition.”

You can see the video of the confrontation in the video below.