William Hung of American Idol is transforming his extended 15 minutes of fame into a career as a business coach and inspirational speaker.
Hung has been a lightning rod in the Asian American community.
Some enjoyed his rise to prominence on a hit national TV program and his three subsequent albums and numerous appearances on TV.
Others say he was an embarrassment and the joke was on him.
In a video released this weekend on Facebook, Hung described his experience on American Idol in 2004 as one of “humiliation.”