Sexuality is a touchy subject. Celebrities, since the beginning of time, have had their sexual leanings called into question. Some dodge the issue, some take it head on, others leave it ambiguous. No matter what you think celebrities owe to you, they have no obligation to let the public know where their sexual preferences lie. They don’t. They don’t have to tell you anything about their personal lives. Granted, in this day and age, with TMZ and US Weekly and the litany of invasive, scum-bag bloggers out there, famous people are having an increasingly more difficult time in keeping their private lives private. When the press sniffs sexual ambiguity, they get rabid. Ever since Clay Aiken hit the scene on American Idol, people thought he was gay. Fans have embraced the possibility, fans have become overly defensive about the possibility, fans have remained indifferent. Now, we have a definitive answer, thanks to People Magazine. Clay Aiken is gay.
Yep, gay. You’re going to have to deal with it. There’s no denying it anymore. Perhaps this will crush some fans. It shouldn’t. One always has to wonder why some celebrities, when a large portion of the public straight-up assumes they’re gay, take so long to exit the proverbial closet. Who knows? Who cares? It is their decision, and their decision alone, and it should be accepted without question.
Now, this story won’t be fully confirmed until 7am tomorrow morning, when People Magazine will unveil the new magazine cover on their website. However, Perez Hilton got a hold of what is apparently the new cover, which you can see (with the Perez watermarks) above. People have confirmed that Clay Aiken and his new child (via artificial insemination) will appear on the cover, which leads me to believe that the Perez cover is legit.
So, there you have it – American Idol’s Clay Aiken: Officially Out of the Closet. We can all go back to our lives now.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: People, Perez Hilton, SunTimes.com
(Image Courtesy of Perez Hilton)