Simon Cowell picked the wrong week to speak poorly of the Beatles. The 'American Idol' judge known for his unfiltered flapper said that if the Fab Four had taken part in his British talent show 'The X-Factor,' he would have rejected the poor blokes because of their drummer, Ringo Starr.

But now he tells RadarOnline.com he was just having a laugh, and meant no disrespect to the band, which has a video game and remastered LPs out this week. Simon eats crow, after the jump.