Clay Aiken Avoids Gay Press
Dish knows you just love it when Simon Cowell says mean things to those losers who can't sing on "American Idol."
Maybe Cowell should be yelling mean things at past loser Clay Aiken. Though only a runner-up on the show's second season, Aiken has found more success after the show than any of his cohorts.
And he's had lots of exposure, including television talk show appearances, magazine covers, a book ("Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life") and countless other appearances. But don't count on the fey crooner to end up in the gay press anytime soon.
According to the most recent issue of the New York gay magazine Next
: "We tried to get an interview with the sexually ambiguous pop star - but his publicist told us he'd "never talk to a gay magazine!" Well, why, pray tell, is that?
Yes, why is that? Listen, Mr. Aiken, everyone has been speculating about your orientation since your first appearance on "Idol." Now, Dish isn't saying that you would prefer the company of Justin Guarini to Kelly Clarkson, but she is warning you not to piss off gay fans.
We are the first on any bandwagon (and there are plenty on yours, so to speak) and we're the last ones to hop off. We've single-handedly supported Margaret Cho, kept George Michael on the charts and allowed Cher to return more times than Liza Minnelli to an open bar. Now, are you going to trade that lifetime meal ticket for the support of some fickle 14-year-old girls?
Yeah, Dish didn't think so, and will be expecting your interview offer soon.
The Washington Blade