American Idol alum Crystal
Bowersox has described response to her coming out in December as
The 28-year-old Bowersox, the runner-up
on the ninth season of American Idol, released Coming Out
For Christmas, a Christmas single about coming home for the
holidays and coming out, which prompted speculation about her
“Let me set the record straight. I'm
Bi. Pun intended,” she tweeted.
Reaction, Bowersox told
has been “overwhelmingly positive.”
“People are like no matter what,
dreads or no dreads, whatever your orientation is, my fans are die
hard and I love them for it. They take me as I am,” she said.
Bowersox added that she wasn't ready to
be out while competing on American Idol.
“I as still kind of exploring myself
and what I wanted out of life,” she said. “I was told from a
young age that I was going to go to hell. So it's something I was
working through at the time.”
Coming Out For Christmas can be
purchased at New
York Rock Exchange.