Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Clay Aiken's gay?

Thank God I'm usually too sleepy to watch the late morning talk shows and the inanity they broadcast on a daily basis.

But occasionally you miss some fun stuff. Thankfully, though, we now have You Tube to catch up on the nonsense.

Apparently Clay Aiken of "American Idol" fame was filling in for Regis on "Live With Regis & Kelly" a few days ago, and, during an interview segment, jokingly (I guess) put his hand over Kelly Ripa's mouth to stop her from talking. She sort of recoiled and said, "That's a no-no. I don't know where that hand's been, honey."

Which is sort of an amusing line.

But then on "The View" the following day, big-mouth Rosie O'Donnell, self-appointed queen of the gays, said that the comment was homophobic of Kelly.

Now, there probably was a bit of that going on. (Although, let's face it, it also was pretty obnoxious of Aiken to do the hand thing. Actually, I've heard quite a few obnoxious tales about him - as in screaming at people who didn't recognize him, "Don't you know who I am?")

But, er, the thing is, Aiken denies he's gay. As do his diehard fans. (Which, of course, is somewhat like George Bush's fans denying he's a dimwit.) So did Rosie, in a way, out him?

Anyway, here's a clip of the hand incident from "Live" and then the beginning of a segment from "The View," where Kelly called in to defend herself the following day against Rosie's charge.

By the way, I have no clue who Clay and Kelly are interviewing, nor who Star Jones Jr. is that's sitting next to Rosie on "The View." Also, I'm sad Kelly's wearing pants in the "Live" clip. She has great legs.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Well, here's the deal.

Clay was on as the "guest host." He and Kelly walk out at the beginning of the show, and the first thing she does is jokingly say she's throwing his fans out because they cheered for him and not her. WTF?

Then she plays some video of her dressed up like Clay for Halloween I guess, and she plays him as this flaming homosexual, very insultingly.

Then she puts a cat picture in his face, knowing he is phobic.

Then when they are interviewing those Dancing With the Stars people, she won't let him get a word in edgewise.

So, he put his hand over her mouth to shut her up for two seconds so he could ask them a question, which is why he was there in the first place.

She didn't like it, he apologized on the air. AND backstage later.

So why she had to drag it all back up on Monday proves she has an agenda.

Her BFF is Howard STern, so I think I know what that agenda might be.

Know what I mean?

Cheers.

tina in sc said...

Clay is a gentleman and was obvously just joking when he pretended to stop Kelly Ripa from talking. She was being incredibly obnoxious to HIM during the whole show leading up to that moment and you didn't show that for some reason. Get your facts straight before you cast stones. And yes I'm a proud member of Clay Nation.

cindy said...

Excuse me but Clay's sexual identity is no-one's business. Since when did it become accepted that we have to know everyone's personal life? You see, not every singer has to be a posturing macho fool like rap stars who go out of their way to be disrespectful of women. If more men treated women as well as Clay does the world would be a much better place!!!

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