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Clay Aiken on the misconception about him

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: There are many reasons why I respect Ricky Martin and one of the biggest is that he came out publicly last year very much an evolved man who was well aware of the big step he was taking.

Yes, everyone pretty much assumed Ricky was gay but he never said so publicly and he certainly was not out.

And neither was Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block, skater Johnny Weir and singer Clay Aiken. But that has not stopped the latter three from making the incredulous statements recently that they were never in.

Puleeze.

If you are famous and you are gay and you are not out publicly, then you are not out. You don’t have to be out, it’s your right to be in. But once you take that step and do an interview and state publicly for the first time that you are gay, why on Earth claim you were never in?

It’s silly.

Here’s what Clay had to say in an interview with ‘GAVoice’: “There was this misconception that I was not out. I was in ‘Spamalot’ and everyone knew, but I don’t necessarily want to sit at a table with strangers and tell them. When you come out, you do it with people you are comfortable with. … I definitely do see the liberation and understand the rationalization of people wanting me to be out. On the other hand, I wouldn’t say that coming out has made me happier because that implies I was not happy before and I was.”

Well, I’m glad Clay was happy then and is happy now. He’s a talented guy and deserves to be happy.

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One Comment

  • February 5, 2011 | Permalink |

    Ricky Martin came out after reading over Clay’s shoulder and taking notes. His sound bytes and story were cribbed directly from Clay’s coming out 2 years earlier, right down to his attitudes about being a gay dad. If you respect Ricky then you have to respect the original, Clay.

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