In other obvious news, American Idol loser and new dad Clay Aiken has finally come out of the closet.
“It was the first decision I made as a father,” Clay tells the upcoming issue of People. “I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn’t raised that way, and I’m not going to raise a child to do that.”
Clay came out to his mother four years ago, and she predictably cried “but she was very supportive and very comforting.”
So how will Clay raise his new son Parker, who was conceived via in vitro fertilization with his BFF Jaymes Foster (yes – she’s a woman)? In an environment that is “accepting and allowing him to be happy.”
Clay continued, saying, “I have no idea if he’ll be gay or straight. It’s not something I’ll have anything to do with, or that he’ll have anything to do with. It’s already probably up inside the code there … No matter what the situation you’re in, if you’re raised in a loving environment, that’s the most important thing.”
. . . is it really necessary for him to be gracing the cover of People magazine when Travis Barker and DJ AM are fighting for their lives?
Lance Bass did that already – and it’s sooooo four years ago.
There’s nothing wrong with being gay, kids.