Aaron Carter on His Sexuality: I'm Attracted to Men and Women
Aaron Carter has revealed via Twitter that he’s had relationships with both men and women.
The singer posted a lengthy note to his page Saturday night, revealing that not being open about his sexuality has been weighing on him for quite some time. He does not specially use the term “bisexual,” but shared he’s been with both genders.
“There’s something I’d like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life,” he said. “This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me.”
“I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-years-old I started to find boys and girls attractive. There were years that went by that I thought about, but it wasn’t until I was 17-years-old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with,” he wrote.
“To me music has always been my temple. Music will ALWAYS be what transcends us and myself. The studio has always been my safe haven,” he continued. “But the ultimate goal for me is to be satisfied. I never want to be a figure of disappointment. The best quote to sum ‘I’ve never felt as though I didn’t belong, I just acted as though I did.'” — Boy George”
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) August 6, 2017
The singer has had a tumultuous last few months after he was arrested for DUI refusal, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, and possession of drug-related objects in July.
He later appeared on ET to tell his side of the story, wherein he explained that his life has been a consistent rollercoaster – addressing some of the mean stuff he hears from naysayers on social media.
“It hurts real bad because people don’t know me, and I have no control over it, and this is the way I am,” he said. “I have a medical condition. When I was 19-years-old, I got an endoscopy done in Tennessee and I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. The doctor told me I have to keep stress out of my life, or else it’s gonna take a toll on me and I can develop cancer.”
“I don’t need help,” he continued. “What I need is for people to understand that I’m human and that I make mistakes just like every other human in this world, but I would never risk my life or my girlfriend’s life.”