August 22nd, 2012
01:50 PM ET
As one particular Akin dominates headlines, another Aiken has taken to differentiating his stance, perhaps in case someone out there becomes confused.
While Republican Rep. Todd Akin is in the midst of a firestorm sparked by his comments regarding rape, "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken made it clear that he doesn't share the other Akin's views.
"2nd place on 'Idol.' 2nd place on 'Apprentice.' And now thanks to @reptoddakin I'm only the second stupidest Aiken!" the singer and reality star tweeted Tuesday.
Rep. Akin said in an interview with KTVI, when responding to whether he thought abortion should be legal in cases of rape, that "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try and shut the whole thing down. ... I think the punishment should be on the rapist, and not attacking the child."
We guess we see how those two last names might get switched around, and "Idol" and "Celebrity Apprentice" alum Aiken tweeted Tuesday for the record: "Lets B clear- THIS Aiken RESPECTS a womans right 2 choose. Maybe @reptoddakin could use some lessons from me on the female body! Haha #irony"
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