no homo!

David Archuleta Accidentally Goes to Gay Club, Tweets His Way Out of Rumors

Charice, the 17-year-old Filipino singer, on Saturday performed her single “I Will Survive” at Club 57, the gay club in New York. Her pal David Archuleta, the American Idol sprite, attended. No homo!

Running to Twitter, Archuleta Clay Aikened his way through clearing up the rumor mill: “Last night in New York I got invited to go and see my friend Charice perform. Mental note to self: always ask where before you go! Wasn’t my kind of place lol, and I had no clue! I guess you live and learn.”

Charice even, ahem, apologized for causing such drama.

Of course, one visit to a gay club in New York does not make you a homo. Liking other guys, however, does.

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  • Jason

    Am I more out of the loop than I think I am? Who is this David Archuletta person?


    I am glad to be left out of the loop on that one.

  • neighborino

    He looks like a young Bear from “BJ and the Bear.”

    He sings tho. I don’t get it either.

  • Fitz

    I have no idea who he is either, but he looks a LOT like me 30 or 40 years back. Except I don’t squint. I should send him some photos to warn him of what’s to come. lol

  • Chuckie

    David is a genuinely sweet kid, with a crazy vocal talent.

    Is he closeted? Will he ever “come out” publicly? Maybe or maybe not, and if he does it will be far down the road.

    But he’s only 19, much younger than that in terms of certain kinds of experience (despite “AI”), he has a domineering dad, and the Mormon church’s pronounced homophobia to deal with and navigate.

    In fact, David Archuleta has gone on record defending gay people who’ve been clobbered (including Adam Lambert after he came out). And David was even quick to Tweet last night or this morning (when one Twitterer asked if he was “having problems with the gays”) that many of his friends are gay and “great people” and then pointed out that he just isn’t into “the party scene” (which is true, he isn’t) — and don’t think he wont be hassled by his church for showing that level of tolerance and generosity.

    This is a good boy. He just hasn’t worked thru things yet— and good folks like David need our support, not our derision.

    Cut him some slack.

  • Fitz

    @Chuckie: Exactly who is deriding him? I read nothing above that shows any vitriol for him. Adjust your meds and switch to decaf.

  • biguy

    Well he definitely didn’t react the right way if he wants people to think he’s straight.

  • Meowzer

    Personally, I think when he talks a purse falls out of his mouth.
    Not the best way to convey your “straightness”. What is the old saying, I do think thou protests to much.
    Whatever. He’s a cute kid. I’m sure he’ll come out at one point or another. His career isn’t going anywhere, so….

  • Michael

    The kid was runner up on American idol a few seasons ago however he’s gay as f*ck and for him to spout out such bullshite just scratched him off my “adorable list”. Even if he is 19 he needs to start growing some balls.

  • Blake J

    He has every right to stay in the closest.
    As long as he does not bash the rest of us while he is hiding, it should be of no concern to us!

  • fredo777

    I am still a fan + don’t take offense to how he responded.

  • Scott

    Whether he’s gay or not, he’s still a kid and it’s very possible that he’s still coming to terms with his sexuality, not to mention the fame he’s achieved thanks to Idol. I think he handled the situation just fine.

  • Paul Mc

    @Fitz: Exactly. Sweet guy. Great voice. Adorable smile. Gay as f**k of course but needs time. Would he lose fans? Some maybe. But young teen fans generally yearn for what they can’t have – which is the case either way.

  • D'oh, The Magnificent

    19 is not that young for his generation in terms of coming out.

    People are projecting their own history on a different generation.

  • An Other Greek

    Still, he has a very special set of circumstances to “navigate” as Chuckie said above…

    I know David, peripherally, and he really “is a good boy”, again as Chuckie said.

    He does not party, and is a workaholic.

    If he is gay, he will deal with it in his own way, in his own time. He is causing harm to noone, and I caution, despite the fact that he is a public persona, he is actually a delicate young artist.

    He is under a tremendous amount of pressure, in many ways, and he is still formatting his identity and support network… If you know anything about his background and family, you would “cut him some slack.”



    @biguy: What IS the right way to react if you want people to think you straight, Pray?

  • Chuckie

    @Fitz: Lots of vitriol has been spewed at him since last night around the net — and for no reason.

    He said nothing homophobic.

  • jeffree

    Be kind here: Archuleta is still a young artist under the thumb of domineering parents, the spell of the More-Moan cult, and, yes we agree, he needs eye glasses so he wont squint so much!

    He should be commended for his support of Adam Lambert & Charice.

    If he is gay –which is a good possibility–then he will be welcomed by his glb family &fans, BUT forced into reparative therapy by his parents, disowned, and shunned by the state of Utah.

    If he isn’t gay, well we still appreciate his support.

  • Jay

    He is a really great kid, and oh sorry. He is not gay.

  • D'oh, The Magnificent

    @An Other Greek: That seems a lot more understandable than the “he’s too young.” I can see where he’s lead a sheltered and controlled life so if he is gay he will not have explored his sexuality yet. I am not sure he’s gay. Just was not buying the age argument.

  • D'oh, The Magnificent

    @Jay: How would you know if he’s gay or not? The best anyone should be saying is we don’t know. I never understand comments like yours. THis is what people used to post pre Ricky Martin coming out, and I still see people writing that about other well known gay folks. I have no idea whether this kid is gay or not. I do think his over reaction is a bit much in the tweets, but that could be as much a result of not walking to be perceived of as a gay as him being gay, but I don’t think we can know either way which is the basis of his overreaction.

  • ChrisM


    I think what he said was very subtly homophobic. “Always ask what the bar is before you go” and “not my kind of place” convey some antagonism toward the gay bar. Think about it – would you say a bar that was majority straight is “not your kind of place?” Well, maybe you would, but you wouldn’t say it as if it were some miniature crisis. You’d just be a little disappointed.

    It’s not very flattering when people are afraid of being mistaken as an LGBT. While it may not be the most blatant of homophobia, it seems self-loathing to me to not call it out as such.

  • Sam

    Great voice, I’ve always thought he looked a gene away from “short bus”.

  • Chuckie


    David isn’t a clubhopper, whether it’s gay or straight.

    Also, to be frank, plenty of openly gay guys find gay bars very daunting. And why? Well, even the nicer gay bars tend to be more overtly sexual than straight bars.

    It’s just true.

    Many people aren’t comfortable in such an environment, including gay people. So why should innocent David be any different.

    People are trying to get this boy to react the way they want him to.

  • james_cambridge

    “My interest is in girls…” he says in that video. Pffft….so is Ricky Martin’s. Anne, as you are probably a 12 year old girl let me explain gay face to you. He has it. He’s gay. It’s up to him whether he comes out but you as a teenager are attracted to him and other “girly-men” because he’s safe and not some big, hairy, gross, smelly man (which you won’t like until you’re 16.) You know deep down that David just wants to braid your hair and discuss Twilight with you, but keep on fantasizing. It’s your right.

    Oh, by the way Anne, Justin Bieber, is totally, like, a 16 year old Lesbian. Sorry.

  • StudSlut

    @Chuckie: Yeah Chuckie, are you related to that crazy killer doll? Barf.

  • StudSlut

    @Anne: Are you that nut that is always defending Anderson Cooper’s “heterosexuality”? Good God, not here now again!

  • Jeremy

    Being Mormon, having a crazy dad, and the fact that he looks like a 14 years old kid make me believe that this guy is still a virgin. Wonder when will he have a life as a real adult?

  • Pip

    anyone with a question about david archuleta’s sexuality, merely needs to watch this video:

  • biguy

    @SSCHIEFRSHA: Tweeting something like, ‘What, so I’m not going to go see my friend play a show b/c its at a gay club?’ would’ve been a little better than acting like he didn’t know what the place was to begin with, don’t you think?

  • johnn24

    David Archuleta is one of the most innocent, genuine, respectful people out there, and the fact that everyone can’t see that and is ripping him apart over this just bugs me. He said before that he is not gay, and in his tweets that night, “I have nothing against anyone, I’m sorry if that’s how it came across.” He was not, as some have said “getting defensive about going to a gay club as if it was a bad thing”, he just wanted his fans and people to know that he’s not the partying/clubbing/drinking type. Because he’s not. And we should all be ok with that.

  • Professor bobo

    ‘Not my kind of place’ infers either, ‘it’s not my scene’ or ‘yikes, gays, it’s not for me!’. You can read it either way and he hasn’t exactly clarified what he meant. Sure he’s young, and nobody knows his sexuality except him. Kids don’t always say things right, hell neither do some adults. He might be closeed but we don’t need to rip him to shreads for it. He’s 19.

  • ossurworld

    19 year old kid goes to gay bar out of curiosity. Must be a sign of the apocalypse…

  • Catherine

    @james_cambridge: What makes you think you’re qualified to say what women like? It’s not like you have experience in the matter, at least judging from your screen name. And even if you did have experience, you can’t speak for all women. I’m turning 16 soon, and I’m attracted to the skinny twink-ish type. It’s not because I want him to braid my hair, it’s because I’m not attracted to overly hairy guys who could break me in half. Also, hygiene is awesome. “Gross” is generally a turn-off.

    Sorry, I guess that was a bit of a rant. The comment just bugged me.

    In regards to Archuleta’s sexuality, I don’t think that going to a gay bar once makes him gay. I’m not going to speculate on his sexuality either, because I don’t care. I haven’t listened to his music, and who he’s attractedto is his business.

  • Frankie

    How did he get in anyway? Club 57 is 21 + hahaha

  • strix1

    I just read this…6-years later…we’ll go with his straight confession. But if he is “in the closet”…he will be there the rest of his life, he has too much concern (about opinions) for his religion (Mormon) and his family…he even gave up his career for his church, if religion is everything to you, great, but if you are hiding behind it, you lose in the end!

  • da90027

    Who is he? Isn’t he in some commercial for Lucky Charms or Cap N Crunch?

  • martinbakman

    D.A. finished his mission 2 years ago, so one might ask when he’ll be starting his traditional family and having kids. Those are his values he’s put out there.

    If he was gay, coming out now might give his career a boost, although that would kind of screw up his relationship with the heavenly father and all.

  • MusicMikey

    The lady doth protest too much, me thinks.

  • MusicMikey

    In this day and age, anyone who feels they have to defend their sexuality because they went with a friend into a gay bar…well…the lady doth protest too much, me thinks.

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