Singer and American Idol alum
Clay Aiken has reiterated his position that he's never concealed that
he was gay.
The 32-year-old singer-actor came out
gay in a 2008 People magazine cover story after years of
denying rampant speculation about his sexuality.
In 2006, the told People, “It
doesn't matter what I say. People are going to believe what they
Three weeks ago, the North Carolinian
gay weekly The
Georgia Voice that he was never in.
“There was this misconception that I
was not out,” he said. “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
In a new interview this week, Aiken
added that it's nobody's business.
“I wasn't in the closet before,” he
told the hosts of Charlotte
Today. “I was out to friends here in Charlotte; I was out
to pretty much everyone I knew. I feel like there's a little bit of
hypocrisy there. People who are gay who live in Charlotte, who live
anywhere else, they don't have to come out to the world. And I
didn't either. People knew, I had told my family, I'd told friends,
people knew but I had not told 'you' and it's none of your business.”
Aiken, who released his fifth studio
album Tried and True last June, became a father in 2008 with
the birth of his son Parker.