Kelly Clarkson ‘Could Never Be a Lesbian’


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.


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  • villager

    I don’t buy it- the girl screams lesbian!

  • Devon

    Do we need to use the tired cliché view that every woman who is remotely butch has to be a lesbian ?

  • Jack

    Frankly, she’d be better off a lesbian.

    I know straight, sex-crazed fans of hers that wouldn’t touch that shit if it came with a seven-figure dowry, so I don’t know how many…umm, suiters, she might have.

  • Darth Paul

    Maybe not, but I bet a weepy breakup and bottle of Cuervo could entice her to dabble.

  • jake

    I guess she thinks all women are chatty cathys.

  • getreal

    @Darth Paul: Would a bottle of Cuervo turn you straight? Probably not.

  • pickles

    Bull. A friend of a friend ( I know, I know…) who styled a shoot she was on a few years back said she was completely gay. Openly interested in women.. not guarded. Now she’s a big star and she’s straight. Jeesus. As straight as Liberace. Lame.

  • Darth Paul

    @getreal: No, but I might mess around w/the right lesbian on it as a one-off.

  • GranDiva

    Uh huh. Whatevs.

  • GranDiva

    What I don’t understand is why Kelly Clarkson has to have opinions about Aiken or Verraros at all. It’s like the press is baiting her to say something controversial on the record so everyone can affect high dudgeon about someone whose opinion matters very little in the cosmic scheme of things. Every pop star with a gay following of any size has been put through the same thing at least once (Madonna perhaps thousands of times over, and she’s actually been nailed a time or two, and I haven’t particularly cared because I don’t like Madonna all that much).

  • Vanessa Brown

    Kelly is certainly one of the most gifted musiciam out ther, and is fantastically gorgeous in so many ways. While those of us wjp are lesbiasn drool at the notion that she may be one of us, I understand that she has denied this, and that is her right. Who sees is her personal business, and she has chosed to keep that somewhat private which is, frankly, laudable…. I respect her for who she is, and formost for her incredible talent.

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