Because we’re just like that sometimes, we love interviews with celebrities that quiz them on all things gay. At bat is chart-topper Kelly Clarkson, who’s very aware of her gay fan base.
A large part of your fan base is gay, and there’s a longstanding rumor that you are a lesbian. Is there any truth to that?
I get that all the time. People are like, “Are you secretly a lesbian? Because I’d really love it.” Lesbians tell it to me all the time. I’m like, “I’m glad it works for you and I wish I liked women like that because oftentimes men are very hard for me, but I happen to like boys.” I could never be a lesbian. I would never want to date [someone like] myself, ever. I’m a crazy person. I need some kind of stable, quiet man. I don’t really care if you’re black, white, yellow, gay, straight, crazy, whatever. As long as you’re cool and you like the music, and you’re coming out to have a good time at the shows, I don’t really care. I have everything I just said in my family, so I’m just used to being surrounded by that. I just don’t know any different.
Oh, and about a certain fellow American Idol alumni:
Your friend and former tourmate Clay Aiken recently came out of the closet. What is your reaction to that? Did you have any conversations with him prior to his declaration?
I was actually on vacation when I found out. He called and he just said, “You’ll probably get a lot of calls about this, but I just wanted to give you a heads up.” I honestly don’t care if he is gay or isn’t gay, and I don’t care if he tells people or doesn’t tell people. I’m not friends with him for either of those reasons. If I’m a fan of an artist, I don’t really care if you’re gay or not gay, as long as you’re making cool music.
Have you met his son, Parker, yet?
Oh, yeah! I went to actually see [Clay] in ‘Spamalot’ in New York. Me and my manager and some friends met [Parker]. A lot of my friends work with Clay, as well — it’s kind of a tight-knit group.
And while we’re on the subject, here’s Ms. Clarkson last April in New York, singing “Ave Maria” for an audience of everyone’s favorite gay ally, Pope Benedict XVI.