Ok. I’ll admit it. I’ve never been fond of American Idol and the teeny-bopper singers that are produced from it. But the recent bru-ha-ha around Clay Aiken and him being gay just made me.. well.. 😐 I mean, come on. Every now and again there are some in the “fambly” that are just so flamin’, you can smell it miles away. And here was one. What killed me even more was the following comment made by one fan, so upset over it:
“This is really shocking news as I had no idea he was gay,” read a comment posted by “Sheridansq.” “And now I have to deal with this. I am not sure what to say to people who know I was a fan. … I didn’t go to work today and am not answering the telephone.”
Are you shitting me? Even at the height of my Thriller days, I never went to this extreme. I mean, I might like the music but what the man/woman does with their lives is their lives. And bully for them for enjoying life outside of being under the public eye. But seriously.
So what if he’s gay? This should be such a non-issue it’s not funny. Ok. There is the fact that he’ll be under constant scrutiny by the media, fans and haters alike. Being a gay father isn’t the easiest thing in anyone’s world. Heck, being a parent period is tough in this day and age. Shouldn’t his singing/dancing/song writing be more of prominence when it comes to his job than his “gayness”? And if it’s a question of parenting, seriously, he’s off on the right foot by being overly honest.
But it does make me wonder how much of this is just a ploy for attention when a career is lagging. It was stating the bleeding obvious but it does generate lots of excitement when the world has nothing better to do. I mean, financial crisis’ come and go, eh?