Aaron Carter quotes Boy George as he comes out in touching Twitter post
Singer Aaron Carter has come out in a touching Twitter post in which he quoted fellow artist Boy George.
Carter, who is well known for kick starting his pop career in the 1990s, took to the social media platform to come out to fans.
He wrote: “To start off, I would like to say that I love each and EVERY ONE of my fans.
“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.
“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 of me.”
Carter goes on to explain that he always found males and females attractive from a young age, but didn’t begin to come to terms with it until he was older.
“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 it, 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.
He finished the moving post by adding that for him, music has always been a safe haven and has been a tool to help him understand his sexuality.
“To me, music has always been my temple.
“Music will ALWAYS be what transcends all of us and myself.
“The studio has always been my safe haven.
“But the ultimate goal for me is to be satisfied.
“I never want to be a figure of disappointment,” he wrote.
He finished the post with a quote from Boy George: “The best quote to sum “I’ve never felt as though I didn’t belong, I just acted as though I did.” – Boy George.”
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The Culture Club singer, who was previously convicted of falsely imprisoning a male prostitute, says he often tried to avoid the Wham! legend.
Both Georges rose to fame in the 1980s, but George Michael refused to come out as gay until more than a decade later.
“I cried when he died,” he told the Sunday Times. “I felt very sad. You know, I was never close to George.”
“We never really became friends. We tried a few times. We had a lot of mutual friends.”