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"I have always known him to be a staunch defender of children with special needs."Aiken has been hitting the campaign trail with a succession of high-profile appearances gearing up to the North Carolina primary election, set for May 6.The entertainer stopped by for a chat on the Colbert Report Wednesday night to talk about his views."I think people are very fed up with the kind of tone-deaf representation they've had," he said. I think it's more important than singing, and so I have put that on the back burner for sure," he said.Bob Etheridge, had thrown his political inexperience back at Aiken and suggested he's role-playing to win votes. Diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, an intestinal condition which complicates digestion, little Parker was scheduled for surgery to correct the problem. “I was like, ‘Wait a second, this is my responsibility. “I don’t like to nag people, but I asked [the doctors] every question I could think of. And she still struggles with things quite a bit, but she’s come a long way.In an interview with The Associated Press two years ago, he said of the talk: "I don't really feel like I have anybody to answer to but myself and God and the people I love." Aiken said he only told his family that he was gay four years ago. "But if they leave, I don't want them to leave hating me." Gay groups applauded Aiken's public admission.He recalled a tearful discussion with his mother in a car after dropping off his brother, who was being sent to Iraq, at a military base. "We congratulate Clay for making this decision and for setting an example for others and his family," said Neil Giuliano, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.Studdard made it known he will not stand by idly "while someone attacked my friend in an area where he has such an incredible track record of doing so much good for so many children."Truth is, Clay's dedicated his life to people with disabilities," said Studdard in a television spot released by Aiken's campaign.
Studdard, who competed against Aiken on the second season of American Idol, was responding to allegations made by Aiken's opponent that he had a poor attendance record on a presidential commission eight years ago and that the North Carolina native was not being committed to the causes of special needs children.
“Clay and I aren’t really friends anymore,” Kimberley told Laura “Dish Of Salt” Saltman Tuesday at a rehearsal for the 2008 “American Idol Holiday Tour.” “We lived together, but some things transpired and, you know, we’re just — I don’t really talk to Clay anymore,” she continued. Roommates, boyfriends, girlfriends.” Though she’s had problems living with people in the past, Kimberley said her boyfriend, “Celebrity Fit Club” fitness coach Harvey Walden, who she met while on the VH1 series, is a much better match than her former roomies.
“We’re very respectful of one another’s space,” Kimberley said of Harvey.
But I’m not going to be somebody who tells them they’re wrong. The poor thing, I told my mom [Faye Aiken Parker, 62] the day my brother [Brett Parker, 22] left for Iraq. Why do you think some of your fans are resistant to the idea that you’re gay? I’ll tell you what I’ve kind of explained to my mom: It’s not like I just became gay. I don’t want them to leave feeling that I lied to them, because I didn’t. It’s already probably up inside the code there, you know what I mean?
Do I think he’s going to get picked on a little bit?