SINGER Aaron Carter has come out as bisexual.
The former teen pop star came out in a Twitter post on the weekend.
“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 ended his message with a quote from Boy George: “I’ve never felt as though I didn’t belong, I just acted as though I did.”
Many fans have taken Carter’s coming out as evidence that he is gay rather than bi.
One suggested he was “sucking dick on the side” while in opposite-sex relationships.
“Aaron Carter is gay and now the song ‘I Want Candy’ will never be the same,” tweeted another.
Others have taken to social media to attack this kind of interpretation as bisexual erasure.
“If Aaron Carter comes out as bisexual, and you immediately tweet that he is gay, then he ain’t the one who’s confused,” tweeted one person.
“He most def said he likes both women and men,” wrote another. “Y’all love to ignore bisexuality.”
Aaron carter is gay and now the song I Want Candy will never be the same
— Nicole Helene (@Colieycole) August 6, 2017
Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff fighting over Aaron Carter while he was sucking dick on the side is the biggest plot twist ever
— dan (@Toxlcityy) August 6, 2017
If Aaron Carter comes out as bisexual, and you immediately tweet that he is gay, then he ain't the one who's confused.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 6, 2017
Yall aint shit. Aaron Carter did not come out as gay. He most def said he likes both women and men. Yall love to ignore bisexuality.
— the Tea in LGBT (@KingChrystina) August 6, 2017
aaron carter: [talks about finding boys and girls attractive]
people: aaron is gay!!!!
this is what bisexual erasure looks like.
— brittany (@mishcolins) August 6, 2017