Aaron Carter is not holding back.
Not that he ever has, right?
Aaron’s always been exceedingly open about his experiences and his emotions — almost to a fault.
Remember a few years ago when he refused to stop talking about his teenage romance with Hilary Duff and how much he still loved her after all this time?
More recently, he’s been vocal about his health problems, including a hernia that he says makes it very hard for him to put on any weight.
He’s also said that he suffers from an eating disorder, and that he hates what he sees when he looks in the mirror.
On top of all that, he was arrested last month in Georgia for a DUI — or technically for refusing to submit to testing for a DUI.
He insists that he’s innocent, and that any reckless driving was due to the tires on his car being messed up, but the arrest didn’t help rumors that his thin appearance is due to a drug addiction.
Basically, it’s been a tough few years for Aaron, but he’s still ticking.
And last night, he felt moved to make yet another revelation.
In a note he posted to Twitter, 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 my shame,” he explained, “just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off 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,” he continued, “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.”
And so there you have it — Aaron is bisexual, and he wants us all to know.
Good for him, right?
“To me music has always been my temple,” he concluded his statement. “Music will ALWAYS be what transcends 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 added a Boy George quote he said he felt summed it all up the best: “I’ve never felt as though I didn’t belong, I just acted as though I did.”
It’s unclear if Aaron thinks this new information will disappoint his fans or if he’s speaking more broadly about his life, but of course the majority of people won’t look down on him for this.
In fact, we feel pretty comfortable saying that each and every one of his fans would want him to do whatever it is that makes him happy — especially since he’s seemed so very, very sad lately.
Just be happy, Aaron.