American Idol Judges Get Harsh: Who is the Meanest Judge? [VIDEO]

Over the many years the show has been on the air, the American Idol judges have gotten pretty harsh with the contestants at times. Some of the judges, of course, have been worse than others, but who is really the nastiest judge of them all?

American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez

We’re personally think no one will probably ever top the original king of mean, Mr. Simon Cowell himself. However, almost all of the American Idol judges have gotten pretty snarky at one point or another. Even our lovely current panel beauty Jennifer Lopez has had a few choice words for some of the more horrible contestants during her time on the show.

From Simon Cowell to Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul to Steven Tyler, all the American Idol judges have their moments when they just can’t resist telling it like it is. Sometimes, perhaps, giving it to the contestants a little too honestly.

Who do you think is the meanest American Idol judge? We still think that prize belongs to Simon!