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Steven Tyler's 'American Idol' Apology

Why did the Fox hit make amends for its judge?

American Idol released an apology Wednesday night for judge Steven Tyler.

Ryan Seacrest first hinted on his KIIS-FM radio show Wednesday the Fox hit would make amends for something Tyler had said, but he never said what that was.

"There's a black card that starts the show tonight," Seacrest said. "It starts with, 'American Idol would like to apologize for last week's outrageous behavior by Steven Tyler. Mr. Tyler has been warned and assures us it will never happen again."

In the end, it was revealed producers were angry that Tyler joked to a contestant with the last name of "Muck" that it rhymes with a profanity.

Some have said the apology was tongue-in-cheek against viewers who complained about the scene from last week's show.

This isn't the first time Tyler has come under fire for his behavior on the show. Viewers called him out after the first episode for hitting on teenage contestants.