Don’t Ask Clay About Anything Gay

May 23rd, 2006 // 20 Comments

This was sent in by a reader, regarding Clay’s appearance on American Idol tomorrow night. Anything gay is supposedly off limits in regards to Clay. If gay is mentioned in association with Clay, the inquisitive reporter will be banned from the finale. Say it isn’t so.

Thought you’d be interested to know that, as per a FOX/American Idol directive this afternoon, entertainment journalists covering the AI finale are being instructed that any attempt to question or solicit comment from Clay Aiken regarding his recent scandal will result in their being barred from the finale. Check with your own sources if you don’t believe this.

The interesting thing is that the directive says IF Clay appears, so it seems like his appearance may still be in question. Clay’s name still has yet to appear on any call sheets or rehearsal information at the production office or Kodak.

Sweetie, you’d be saving everyone quite a bit of time and effort if you just unlocked that closet door.

By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. d.c.

    well i lived next to a church that had a huge clay fan club.. Boy they dumped him and trashed all the stuff they had purchased.. dropped out of fan clubs, and said they were not even listening to him or viewing him on any show any more.. feeling so holy and clean, it was really silly because they had actually worshipped him.. That should bother them more than he was a dissappointment to them.

  2. d.c.

    well i lived next to a church that had a huge clay fan club.. Boy they dumped him and trashed all the stuff they had purchased.. dropped out of fan clubs, and said they were not even listening to him or viewing him on any show any more.. feeling so holy and clean, it was really silly because they had actually worshipped him.. That should bother them more than he was a disappointment to them.

  3. Girly Girl

    GAYKIN!

    He’ll never come out because his fan base is rabid middle America, blue coller, ‘born agains’ – no offense to all of you right wing gun toting Bush voting jingoistic Jesus freaks out there- who will cite Leviticus and throw rocks at him if they find out he’s queer.

    Personally, my gaydar went off the first time I saw his Howdy Doody face.

  4. King Smart Ian

    If “gay” is tabboo, is “fudgepacker” acceptable?

  5. katie

    What the hell is wrong with being gay? I just don’t get what the big deal is, it’s 2006 for God’s Sake and that’s coming from a straight chick.

    Anyone who has issues with someone being gay is a loser and needs to find some positive things to focus on in life.

  6. Oh_Noes

    katie – U R teh ghey

    lolz

  7. dc20008

    Come out come out where ever you are.

    The guy hooks up w/ a guy he meets online. The whole world knows it. Does he think if no one asks him questions at AI, all his Jesus-freak 12 y/o girl fans are going to suddenly go back to straddling their bedposts dreaming of him??

  8. Brian

    It’s not so much BEING gay that’s the problem.It’s thinking people are too stupid to realise you are gay and then repeatedly claiming how straight you are……THAT is the problem.When I came out everyone was “yeah?and this is a shock?” Clay and a few other celebs need to just be honest.Otherwise you end up jumping on couches or kissing Terri Hatcher in the tabloids…….

  9. doofus

    unfortunately, katie, not everyone is as open-minded as you are.

    some people are very concerned with setting rules for OTHER people’s sex lives. frankly, I think those people don’t have much of a sex life themselves. as long as no one is getting hurt or forced into anything, and no children are being abused, why should anyone care what someone ELSE does in their bedroom? you may find someone’s sexual tastes to be strange, but different strokes for different folks, ya know?

    also unfortunate is that most of his fans seem to be of the “moral majority” kind, and THEY are the people who DO care about other people’s sex lives.

    my opinion is that, if you like someone’s music, gay or straight shouldn’t matter.

    to Brian…I agree with you about trying to “fool” people. how stupid (or blind) does he think people are? it’s along the same lines as Tom Cruise. his “relationship” with Katie is SO orchestrated, and yet he STILL tries to perpetuate the myth that they met and fell in love the “old fashioned way”. even tho we all heard about how he interviewed young starlets for the role of his girlfriend.

  10. las

    Bingo Brian. Clay is clearly gay, but I think that bothers people less than the fact that he was marketed and presented as being otherwise. They THOUGHT nobody would catch on, even though he practically has “gay” written on his forehead.

    The stupidest thing is that people probably wouldn’t have cared who he found attractive if he had taken the Jodie Foster route and kept the entire subject 100% private. Foster is talented, gay, and no one cares; it hasn’t hurt her career a bit. Now people just want him to come out of the closet.

    Oh, and don’t they know that if they BAN questions about sexuality, it will only make him look more afraid of the truth?

  11. kat

    If Clay is gay, which I personally do not think he is, that should have nothing to do with what people think of him otherwise as a person and whether or not someone likes his music. Also, it is not just 12yr old girls that like him. I am 36yrs old(and married) and really like him and I know that there are a lot of people of ALL AGES that really like him. If you don’t like him…KEEP IT TO YOURSELF!!!!!

  12. KAT

    Oh yea, what about Ellen, Rosey, Elton John and Jody foster, just to name a few…they are all very talented and have a huge fan base regardless of their sexuality!…Although I still don’t think clay is gay!!

  13. KAT

    Oh yea, what about Ellen, Rosey, Elton John and Jody foster, just to name a few…they are all very talented and have a huge fan base regardless of their sexuality!…Although, I still don’t think clay is gay!!

  14. John

    Wait wait wait…

    Hold up…

    There are still people in the world who DON’T think Clay Aiken is gay?

    Seriously?

    Kat, love, what are the criteria you use for determining one’s sexuality?

    I mean, okay, I’ll give you the whole mannerism, speech pattern, general demeanor debate. I suppose that’s always open to interpretation. Not really, but for the sake of magnanimity, I’ll give you that. BUT.

    HE’S BEEN VIEWED WORLDWIDE FLIRTING WITH OTHER MEN ON A GAY SEX HOOK-UP SITE!!!!!

    How much more proof do you need?! If he were to set up a press conference in which he disrobes and has full-on sex with Sean Hayes from Will & Grace, would THAT convince you?!

    Not that Sean Hayes is gay or anything. I’m just sayin’.

  15. reach

    hello, people… the issue being discussed here is Clay’s being gay, not religion? no need to be rude… anyway, even though i dont think gay acts are right, i dont believe he should be condemned for that. its not like whatever we say or think can change him, anyway…..

  16. ann

    I love how clay sings and i think his new look is sooo hoootttt and yeah, i think he’s gay and i really dont care. he’s a great singer and i agree with the previous post that it’s already 2006, i guess the people who think that being gay is an issue , need to get a life….

  17. KT

    THE PICS ARE PHOTOSHOPPED !! END OF STORY!!

  18. sue

    Why is it people are so obsessed with ruining Clay Aiken’s life. He has been given the opportunity to do something good for this world; I say live and let live.

    And as far as reporters being told about not asking Clay about his sexuality the night of AI is in my opinion there is a time and place for everything and AI was not the time nor the place. Clay was not hiding or avoiding questions. It was Taylor Hicks night and everyone was there to celebrate his winning Season 5 AI.

    Clay is handling the gay allegations against him very professionally, (oh by the way Clay is straight) Mr. Paulus is the “school yard bully” and Clay has dealt with people like him growing up. And to even acknowlege Mr. Paulus about what he has said is just given the “bully” satsifaction. Mr. Paulus feels that he has been dealt a wrong deal in life, feeling sorry for himself, he is a malcontent, angry at the world and just happened to prey on clay Aiken, for he thought Clay was an easy target. Now why not start “picking” on Mr. Paulus and give him the attention that he wants – because after all bullys like attention.

  19. bianca

    HE’S NOT GAY !!! GET OVER YOURSELVES !!

  20. shadowgnome

    Just a question: What in the world makes it think that it is any of your business? Who cares if he’s gay? If he is, it wouldn’t affect his singing voice or his personality, which is what people should like him for in the first place. I know that I wouldn’t care at all if he was. Another, he has already stated that he is not in his Rolling Stone interview, and that was before all of this controversy started, so there was no reason to lie. Since there is no reason to not believe what he said, why do it? And finally, those of you who said it was “so obvious” that he was gay, HUH? Yes, he’s nice and appears to be sensitive in his interviews, and yes, he has a southern accent and talks differently than most people, but what does that prove? Just that he is a nice person and was raised in the south, not anything else.

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