On a bit o' the 'culture' watch, American Idol runner up Clay Aiken finally reveals one of the world's worst kept secrets. Here we go. . .HE'S GAY!
Wow! I can not believe it!
Well, actually, I can believe it and and not surprised in the least that Mr. Aiken finally openly admitted what most who follow entertainment have known for a long time. Since he had a child in a rather unconventional manner-his female friend and record producer, Jaymes Foster (yes Jaymes is a she!), he felt it was time to "come clean", so to speak.
There is no problem that Mr. Aiken is gay. He had to choose his time and place and need to let people know that he was or was not. And, maybe he himself did not really know until he decided to have a child. Especially in the manner that he did.
That is why the following makes a mockery out of those who are really gay and or lesbian who are trying to just live their loves like anyone else.
Pop slut Lindsey Lowlife, er Lohan, is admitting publicly that she is 'dating' DJ Samantha Ronson. It is another one of those worst kept secrets. But there is a real difference between Miss Lowlife and Mr. Aiken.
One really sturggled to come to terms with their sexual attractions and or sexuality. One is just very troubled and seeking a new vehicle for publicity.
Wanna guess which is which?
Mr. Aiken as little as two years ago went off on ABC anchor Dianne Sawyer when she asked him about the questions of his sexuality. Miss Lowlife just treats it like a joke. Like "rehab" and pretty much like everything his her life.
Mr. Aiken is a real role model for those that want to present the face that most of those who are gay and or lesbian are not the freak show that is seen in Gay "Pride" parades and or clubs and the like. While I freely admit that equating the same-sex relationship as marriage is something I do have a problem with, the other aspects such as legal rights for same-sex partners I do not have a problem with.
Miss Lowlife is like another publicity hound, actress Anne Heche.
Remember Miss Heche?
When the talk show host Ellen DeGeneres revealed that she was a lesbian, why Miss Heche said that she was too and they became the talk-of-the-town Hollowood same-sex couple. Too bad that not too long after, Miss Heche had a change of heart-and attraction-and said that she was not a lesbian but at most a switch-hitter, or to be politically correct, a bisexual.
And that is why much of the United States just does not get this stuff.