What do you make of people nagging you about the “gay” thing?
I think the majority of the American public cares less about it than reporters like you do.
Has anyone ever confronted you about it in public?
I can’t come up with any specific incidents. But I’ve been called everything in the book at some point or another–gay, ugly, nerdy, fat.
Oh, Clay! You’re not fat.
We can’t say whether Aiken’s a fag, but we have our suspicions. Consider his response to whether he coined “Claymates”: “I didn’t really like it at first. I was like, Oh my God, how tacky! But now I think, If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. We’ve fully embraced it.”