Aaron Carter says he has been ‘shocked’ by people’s reaction to him coming out
Singer Aaron Carter came out in a touching Twitter post last week.
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.
Now he has opened up more about his brave decision to come out to the world.
The 29-year-old told The Bert Show that he felt coming out was an important step before entering his 30s.
“To be honest, I’ve been thinking about it for many years,” Aaron said.
“I just felt like it was something I needed to do… It was something that I just felt like was important and I needed to say.
“It was a part of a new chapter of turning 30, on 7 December this year.”
He continued: “It wasn’t until I was about 17 until… there was somebody I had a small relationship with,” he said of his own confirmation about his bisexuality.
“The process is at your own pace and when you feel comfortable.
“There might be a lot of people who don’t agree with it, but you might be surprised by the people who do.
“I was shocked – I was blown away. My fans know that I’m a heart on the sleeve kinda guy. That’s the way I am.”
The performer formally came out last week and has been inundated with positive responses from fans since.
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.
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“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.