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Gay icon, Clay Aiken, turns 45 today!

Happy Birthday, Clay!

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by Anonymousreply 54December 2, 2023 11:32 PM

HBD! Wishing him peace and contentedness.

by Anonymousreply 1November 30, 2023 1:10 PM

He looks like he turned into a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 2November 30, 2023 1:12 PM

Awful song but he’s cute

by Anonymousreply 3November 30, 2023 1:15 PM

OP- Judging by the photo Clay Aiken turned

LESBIAN today.

by Anonymousreply 4November 30, 2023 1:18 PM

Oops wrong thread

by Anonymousreply 5November 30, 2023 1:19 PM

He no longer looks like Cynthia Nixon!

by Anonymousreply 6November 30, 2023 1:23 PM

No, he is not even close to "cute".

by Anonymousreply 7November 30, 2023 1:24 PM

Poor guy. What a roller coaster he rode. Wishing him the best.

by Anonymousreply 8November 30, 2023 1:28 PM

Is this a Christmas pullover or a Palestine pullover?

by Anonymousreply 9November 30, 2023 1:33 PM

How are he and Meghan McCain close friends?

by Anonymousreply 10November 30, 2023 1:52 PM

Definitely needs to grow a goatee to get away from the lesbo glam look.

by Anonymousreply 11November 30, 2023 2:00 PM

He looks just fine! He has a magnificent voice. Should have done Broadway. He had poor management. The American Idol folks had a problem dealing with Gay performers. Ask Adam Lambert.

by Anonymousreply 12November 30, 2023 2:15 PM

I had no idea he went completely gray!

I liked his signature red hair.

by Anonymousreply 13November 30, 2023 3:22 PM

There was a long article in The Washington Post last week about Aiken's new tour with Ruben Studdard and the friendship they share. This gets you around the paywall. Here they discuss Clay coming out:

[quote]Because so many people treated Aiken terribly at the time (he said he lost about half his fan base), he will always remember those who were kind — including Studdard, in whom he confided early on.

[quote]“He kept a secret better than anyone,” Aiken said. As he continued talking about the treatment he faced, he caught Studdard’s glance. “You wouldn’t know anything at all about being discriminated against,” Aiken deadpanned. “Let me enlighten you.”

[quote]“Please bring me in, what it feels like to be marginalized,” Studdard shot back, and they both laughed.

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by Anonymousreply 14November 30, 2023 3:29 PM

Gurl! Those eyebrows!!! He's had "work" done too.

by Anonymousreply 15November 30, 2023 3:49 PM

WHAT was I thinking?!?!?!?!

by Anonymousreply 16November 30, 2023 3:56 PM

He and Arsenio Hall got along well during "Celebrity Apprentice." It was an odd alliance, but good for Clay for having a wide array of friendships.

He seems like a cool guy. Glad he was able to come out.

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by Anonymousreply 17November 30, 2023 4:36 PM

Prematurely grey, then. He seems like a nice guy.

by Anonymousreply 18November 30, 2023 4:40 PM

He's always come across as a mean, bitchy queen. I think that says something about his lack of success after Idol.

by Anonymousreply 19November 30, 2023 6:57 PM

Just For Men

by Anonymousreply 20November 30, 2023 7:09 PM

He sho is ugly.

by Anonymousreply 21November 30, 2023 8:29 PM

Idiot.

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by Anonymousreply 22November 30, 2023 8:39 PM

TF is this?

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by Anonymousreply 23November 30, 2023 8:40 PM

He’s using that pic for his Twitter account.

by Anonymousreply 24November 30, 2023 8:40 PM

He looks like a ventriloquist dummy

by Anonymousreply 25November 30, 2023 8:44 PM

45? He looks 65.

by Anonymousreply 26November 30, 2023 8:52 PM

He looks like Lesbian Earthquake Lady Kate Hutton.

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by Anonymousreply 27November 30, 2023 8:58 PM

I bet that bitch irons his bed sheets yet makes a mess of them on the rare occasion he gets a dick up his ass. Eck.

by Anonymousreply 28November 30, 2023 9:26 PM

We usually complain about oversized veneers/falsies on celebs, but his might be too small for his face. So tiny, they make him look like an old lady.

by Anonymousreply 29November 30, 2023 9:33 PM

He looks like an old lady because he IS an old lady.

by Anonymousreply 30November 30, 2023 10:59 PM

I think he is wearing mascara and the combination of that and the stubble is causing people to have a negative reactive to the photo. Something isn’t right, but it’s not immediately obvious. And, yeah, gender norms, blah blah. He can wear mascara if he wants. But I’m pretty sure that’s why people don’t like the photo. It’s uncomfortable to not know what you at looking at.

Even though it s a bad photo, he still looks like a nice guy in it. He has the opposite of bitch face.

by Anonymousreply 31November 30, 2023 11:11 PM

A dye job and he can take Wayne Newton’s place in Vegas:

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by Anonymousreply 32November 30, 2023 11:18 PM

R12- He HAS done Broadway. He was a replacement in the original SPAMALOT and he & Ruben did a Christmas show on Broadway a few years ago. Also-Adam Lambert would be a swing on the upcoming & Juliet tour if it weren’t for Idol. He did just fine.

by Anonymousreply 33November 30, 2023 11:21 PM

Julian Assange 's lesbian aunt

by Anonymousreply 34November 30, 2023 11:22 PM

He's Ellen

by Anonymousreply 35November 30, 2023 11:25 PM

Ruben and Clay fucking? Is there a lonely pervert who would pay $30 for THAT?

by Anonymousreply 36December 1, 2023 12:38 AM

They’re friends. Reuben was supportive when Clay was uncomfortable about being closeted and wanting to cone out. We could all use friends like that.

by Anonymousreply 37December 1, 2023 1:21 AM

He look like Miley Cyrus guncle. If she had one.

by Anonymousreply 38December 1, 2023 1:51 AM

Lil 14 yr old me even realized Clay was the better singer. I think that’s the first time I realize or understood homophobia actually. Everyone could tell Clay was “sweet”. I thought Clay would win because he was white and also the better singer. Then I understood and I got it. Clay was white but different. I know I’m rambling.

by Anonymousreply 39December 1, 2023 1:53 AM

R17 The thing is most black people, outside some superficial rapper or gangbanger, sympathize with gay people. Even the indoctrinated church ladies. We know what it feels like to be shitted on simply because of our natural nature. They may not understand gay but they get it. Why would someone choose to be gay, with all the hardships and persecution.

by Anonymousreply 40December 1, 2023 1:58 AM

Elfin

by Anonymousreply 41December 1, 2023 2:10 AM

I like Clay.

by Anonymousreply 42December 1, 2023 11:30 AM

Has any Top 2 killed it after Idol other than Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood?

by Anonymousreply 43December 1, 2023 11:48 AM

[quote]I like Clay.

I like blue.

by Anonymousreply 44December 1, 2023 1:03 PM

I can't say I was ever a fan, but the cruelty he faced back then was incredible. Kathy "Friend of the Gays" Griffin calling him Gaiken and what not surely didn't help. I believe she has apologized, and they are friendly now, but still.

However, that documentary about him running for office in his home town made me really like him. Charming, compassionate and kind.

by Anonymousreply 45December 1, 2023 1:31 PM

I'm concerned about his gums. They look gelatinous with inflammation.

by Anonymousreply 46December 1, 2023 1:39 PM

He looks like the grinch who stole all the butt plugs.

by Anonymousreply 47December 1, 2023 1:43 PM

I still don’t know where that hand has been.

by Anonymousreply 48December 1, 2023 2:21 PM

He's beautiful!

by Anonymousreply 49December 1, 2023 9:44 PM

Let's see. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson, even Fantasia Barrino have all made it big. Clay and Ruben were and are very likeable, and Clay has enormous talent, but he never caught on, and Ruben as sweet as he may be, doesn't have a distinctive voice. He has a pretty good voice, but he hasn't got a vice that is comparable to the others. I'd like Ruben to catch a break. I wonder if he would do well on t he talk show circuit. Not on his own, but partnered up with someone. If Michael Strahan can do it anyone can.

by Anonymousreply 50December 1, 2023 9:49 PM

R43 Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar, starred in the Aretha biopic, and has her own talk show. And she was 6th runner up or something.

by Anonymousreply 51December 2, 2023 9:41 PM

Gum disease?

by Anonymousreply 52December 2, 2023 11:16 PM

Adam Lambert wasn't a first place winner. He came in second.

by Anonymousreply 53December 2, 2023 11:19 PM

Fag.

by Anonymousreply 54December 2, 2023 11:32 PM
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