Tampa-born Aaron Carter has once again spoken out on his highly-publicized coming out, calling reports on his bisexuality “a little misconstrued.”
In an exclusive interview with HollywoodLife, the 30-year-old singer was asked about his coming out, as well as recent interviews in which he had discussed it more in-depth. “The other bomb that you dropped on us… you came out as bisexual,” one of the podcast’s hosts asked. “You didn’t really indicate that you’ve had a relationship with a guy… have you, or is it just more that you’re open to it?”
“Yeah, no, um, it was more so just a story that happened when I was 17 with somebody,” Carter replied. “And I can find men and women attractive, but like when it comes down to it I think it was a little misconstrued.
“Um, I see myself being with a woman, having kids, having a family… I keep telling people that, so I don’t want it to be misconstrued too much just because I was open with it,” Carter noted.
Following Carter’s coming out last year, and after a brief hiatus, the Backstreet Boy sibling returned to the stage at Hamburger Mary’s in Brandon. “I just want to say thank you so much for all your love and your support with the LGBT community and my announcement,” he said to a cheering crowd.
“Yes – I am a bisexual man,” Carter continued amidst even louder cheers, soon pointing out his “crushes” on the floor. “It is what it is, I am who I am.”
In February, Watermark caught up with Carter to discuss his first studio album and tour in 15 years. When the subject turned to Carter’s coming out, his representatives directed us to another interview in which the singer further asserted that he’d embraced his bisexuality.
Watermark reached out to Carter’s representatives once again following the singer’s latest commentary, specifically asking if his team wished to respond to critics who may feel Carter exploited his coming out to draw awareness to his album.
“Alas at this time,” Phil Lobel of Lobeline Communications responded, “Aaron is currently taking a break from his extensive tour and album release promotion.”
Photo courtesy Lobeline Communications.