Saturday, May 3, 2008

Who Cares If Clay Aiken is Gay or Not.


Does anyone really care if Clay Aikens is gay or not. Why everytime he is on media show the question of his sexuality comes up? In one way I agree with him when he states that his personal sex life is his own business. Because it is!
Why are we still at the stage that when a celebrity comes out of the closet it makes headlines. Who cares! People like Perez Hilton who like to out actors are riduculous. I understand when he saids that if there were more visible celebrities maybe it wouldn't comes as a shock. But at the same time if the general public, especially the gay community didn't care at all whether the clecbrity was gay or not, perhaps it wouldn't be headline news. Plus if Clay every decides to come out of the closet, would you really be surprise or even care??

Just my thougths. Here is the first single to his new CD. Now out in stores.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

His sexuality and lame attempts to hide it at this point are the only thing remotely interesting about him.

Anonymous said...

In reading comments around the internet it seems that the only ones who are really interested in Clay's sexuality are the ones who want to use his alleged gayness against him as something terribly bad about him. Even the gay people like Perez try to make it appear to be a bad thing--so how does that advance the cause for gay rights?

Anonymous said...

He said he isn't gay. People should accept his answer and move on.

Anonymous said...

7:30 AM, these people cannot accept it because it will ruin their fantasy of getting it on with him some day. Consider it their lame attempt at flirting.

Anonymous said...

Most people know that they don't have a snowball's chance in hell to "get with him" whether he is gay or not. So what's the dif? If he wants to keep his private life private, then so be it. I don't hear Ellen talk about how her sex/love life is going with Portia DeRossi, do you? Not even Elton John talks about his private life even though we know he is gay. It is not who you sleep with that makes you who you are. It's what you do. That is what is important

tc said...

I agree with the first comment -- the press about Aiken's sexuality is the only interesting about him because frankly, his music is not very popular. I mean, when do you hear his songs on the radio? I don't condone celebrities being outed without their consent, but Aiken is such a bore that I'm sure writers struggle for questions to ask him. Writers and interviewers don't want to talk about his singing or songwriting process. That's not going to sell papers or collect many site hits.

Let's not forget that speculation about his sexuality rose when stories about Aiken (allegedly) cruising the internet for sex with men hit the tabloids. Those lurid stories are, unfortunately, what sells.

I think it says more about our society than Aiken or gay rights when someone like Perez Hilton can get away with outing people and daily attacking people like Avril Lavigne. People feed off it. I think it's just as much the people as the media. We give them the ammunition.

Avenue Road said...

Yes I agree with both of you. It's pretty sad to know that society does drive this type of press and people like Perez Hilton can become famous off of others misfortune.
But do you think that people who are in the media should expect such preying of their privacy? And if so should thy just open it up rather than continuously trying to hide anything?

tc said...

It's a hard question to answer. One experience I can relay to you is I wrote for a gay magazine years ago. I did a story about a singer. He was not out at the time, but it was well-known that he was gay and had a partner. I interviewed him, but I did not pursue the issue or even raise it. I felt that it was invasive and out of line to ask him, yet the issue of his sexuality was a cloud over the interview. I almost asked him but didn't.

When the story ran, my editor added a line at the beginning of the article stating that the singer would not discuss his sexuality, but I did not write that line. However, my editor never put a disclaimer indicating he wrote it (ie. "Editor's note...) Since then, the singer has held a grudge against me (despite the fact in the same issue I gave his album a glowing review).

I was torn -- on one hand, this was a gay magazine he was doing an interview with, but on the other hand, he was there to discuss his album. My editor obviously wanted that issue addressed because he knew it would drive magazine sales.

Interesting note: that singer did come out and can be seen regularly... on gay Internet-cruising sites LOL

Avenue Road said...

Good for you. Terrible what your editor did.