“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.”
Pop star Aaron Carter has come out to his fans with a moving post on Twitter. He shared this personal message on social media:
“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.
“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 described how music has been his safe haven and that he has used it as a tool to help him understand his own 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.”
His post ended with a quote from legendary gay singer 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.”
The tweet has received over 29,000 likes and 6000 retweets.
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) August 7, 2017