The 24-year-old Idol winner from Apple Valley, California has been open about past struggles with sobriety, as covered in his current single "23."
"You'll need to get some beers, right? You can't go fishing without some beer. Ice cold," the Live With Kelly And Ryan host said (as quoted by The Sun).
Even if Seacrest simply wanted to play up country cliches to tease Bryan and wasn't considering Beckham's struggles, his flippant remark got blasted on social media.
Beckham went on to defeat Douglas, Georgia's Willie Spence, age 21, and Lakewood, Illinois native Grace Kinstler, age 20, and become your latest American Idol winner.
Beckham told the Los Angeles Daily News that he has no intention to slow down now that Idol's over and live music's bouncing back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I think it's super important to take the momentum that you have and keep going with it," Beckham told the newspaper. "And not say, 'Oh man, this crazy show's over with, I'm going to relax for a month or two.'"
Beckham's audition song at the beginning of the season was "What Brings Life Also Kills" by Kolton Moore and The Clever Few.