Truth Rules

A blog for fans of Clay Aiken. It may take a while but in the end, truth will win out over lies. Keep it clean, no threats ... and if I don't like what you say I own the delete key.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Clay Aiken: Why he is a target

If you have Clay Aiken on your Google alerts you can't help but see the all the jabs taken towards him by the tabloids, gossip columns and bloggers. The guy seems to be walking around with a "kick me" sign posted on his back. You have to ask yourself why. Why is he a target. Who is doing this and when did it all start. There are as many theories about why as there are days in the year. This latest Wichita church concert controversy is just one more in a long line of smear tactics used against Clay. But why?

Ever since the AI2 season aired I've been paying close attention to Clay and what he says and does. I've also paid attention to his detractors, who they are, what they say and what they do. In an effort to stick with facts some contributing factors will be left out of what I've seen happen. Lets begin with when this all started.

Remember Wildcard night? America chose Clay as their pick for the top 12. On Filth2go Billy Masters began calling Clay "Gay Clay" as soon as that show aired and he didn't missed a chance to continue the innuendos for the entire season. Then, in their infinite wisdom, the show gave Clay a pink dressing room. Let's not forget about the better suited to "Broadway" comments which some took as an indication that all Broadway actors/singers are gay.

Now that the stage has been set let's move on to who and why.

Comics & Gossip mongers:During the AI2 season and the AI2 tour it was obvious that Clay was mega talented, was gaining in popularity and acquiring a large fan base. He was still an unworldly country boy, kind of nerdy, soft spoken, polite with a sweet manner and so easy to make the butt of a joke. The comics had a field day and the gossip bloggers, lacking any real scandal picked up on the gay card. Clay Aiken was good for a laugh and dissing him on a gossip site brought hits. Hits translate to money earned. The comics and gossip mongers fed off each other.

Other Idols fans: Threatened by Clay's success, a small but loud segment of two other idols began doing every thing in their power to bring Clay down. They went to message boards like Survivor Sucks and TWOP to spread their venom. The called DJs pretending to be obnoxious Clay fans in order to stop Clay from getting air play. They broke his CD cases and hid his CDs to prevent sales. They declared war on Clay and his fans. To this day you can find them on those two boards carrying on their vendetta. Carrie Underwood is getting some of the same treatment because she's done so well. They take advantage of the blogger sites to spread their venom. Their motive is jealousy.

Gay Militants:Having bought into the rumors and allegations that Clay is gay, they are pissed off at him and want him to join their cause. They have decided that he's lying and nothing will convince them otherwise. God forbid they should be wrong in their assumptions. Funny thing is, you have to wonder why GLAAD isn't out there defending Clay. Ah - they only defend their own and Clay isn't theirs.

Anti-Christians: Clay has made no secret of his faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Another segment of society Clay has managed to anger by being true to himself. Not much else needs to be said about those who hate Christianity.

Former fans:Now this is an interesting group. They are angry with Clay because they expected him to fall all over them. Either because of their looks or what they've done for his charity. When Clay didn't meet their expectations they turned on him.

Faghags: Another interesting group. Straight women who get off on man to man sex. This group needs Clay to be gay to fulfill their fantasies. What makes this group so bad is that they've spread their fan fiction stories to the various gay gossip sites as fact thereby feeding the other factions who are targeting Clay.

Tabloids:Smut sells. A story need not be true to get printed in one of the tabloids. After all, they pay for "news". They also use weasel words to cover their butts and protect them from libel suits. Their motive is money.

Anyone who has recognized themselves is not going to be happy with what I've written. Anyone familiar with what I've said will know that some of the same people fall into more than one group. I do know that I am not alone in what I've seen happen to Clay Aiken in the past 5 years. The other day, a list was made by another fan and while I won't name her, I do want to thank her for prompting me to spell out why Clay Aiken is a target, who is targeting him, and why they do it.




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15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly on the money! Great blog!

ProudPearl

October 11, 2007 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Micki said...

Thanks for your thoughts, TruthRules. What a sad group of people! They should all be ashamed of themselves for putting a good, decent man through hell. They're Mothers must be so proud. NOT! They need to get a life and move on.

October 11, 2007 2:46 PM  
Blogger Oh Crap said...

You go, Girl! Way to tell it like it is.

October 11, 2007 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all right there, all you have to do is look.

October 11, 2007 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog! Thanks for posting that information. Everyone should know the truth.

October 11, 2007 4:44 PM  
Anonymous butterfly said...

Great blog!

October 11, 2007 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all so very, very sad. I feel bad for Clay and can't help but wonder how long he's going to take it. Either by leaving the entertainment business or by going bonkers. There's no doubt he's very strong person but, honestly, how much is one person supposed to take. I kinda hope he'll get pissed off enough to do something a bit more proactive. Not sure what, but something. At least something that will make the target a bit harder to hit.
This all just makes me so mad.

October 11, 2007 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Blog Truth!

I would love for Clay to finally say enough is enough and tell all of the skum to shove it where the sun doesn't shine!

October 11, 2007 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on Truth!

It truly is a sad world we live in when people would rather hate and try to bring someone down than to admire a man for his convictions and talents.

Not everyone is going to like Clay, but to waste such energy hating is so vengeful and hateful. Such a waste.

October 11, 2007 9:36 PM  
Blogger jbc4clay said...

Thanks for the blog, Truth.

You did spell it out.

I can only say that Clay is a stronger person than I am, to put up with all that has been slung his way.

Jan

October 11, 2007 10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All too true unfortunately. I have seen some of the most vile people in the world post at Twop and Sucks and even "nicer" boards that relate to music or celebrities. Amazing how people think they have the right to define others, even when it's a complete lie about who the person is. Wonder how they would like it turned on them or their loved ones.

October 12, 2007 2:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for saying so succintly what all of us know to be the truth. This pornification of America has caused anyone with any decency to be harrassed and spit on by the media. I only pray that God gives Clay the strength to take whatever comes his way.

October 12, 2007 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog! Your analysis of each group was very accurate. I am saddened by the fact that Clay has been a target since day one. He does not deserve any of this. I'm hoping that a higher power will level the playing field soon.

October 12, 2007 9:55 AM  
Blogger WRU said...

Well stated!

I guess the fact Clay is a decent guy put a target on his shirt since none of these people who bash them know what decency is like.

October 14, 2007 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's more the gay mafia than anyone else. Notice how most of the gossipmongers in Hollywood who diss Clay are themselves gay and " out and proud"?? Seems like this all went into hyperdrive as soon as Clay refused to answer that reporter from the Advocate on the night of the AI2 finale. Oh and that comment about certain people in Hollywood " being too concerned about their outsides and rotting on the inside" didn't set too well with the Hollywood brigade either......to which I say " You go Clay!"

October 17, 2007 10:23 AM  

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