Aaron Carter comes out bisexual in emotional Twitter post

Sun. August 6, 2017 12:28 PM by GoPride.com News Staff

aaron carter performs chicago's market days, 2014

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Aaron Carter: ‘This doesn’t bring me shame’

Pop star Aaron Carter, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, revealed in a tweet on Saturday that he is attracted to both men and women.

"To start off, I would like to say that I love each and EVERY ONE of my fans. There's something I'd like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life," Carter began his post.

"This doesn't bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me," he continued.

"I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-years-old I started to find boys and girls attractive. There were years that went by that I thought about, but it wasn't until I was 17-years-old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with.

"To me music has always been my temple," he continued. "Music will ALWAYS be what transcends us and myself. The studio has always been my safe haven. But the ultimate goal for me is to be satisfied. I never want to be a figure of disappointment.

"The best quote to sum 'I've never felt as though I didn't belong, I just acted as though I did.' —Boy George," Carter concluded.

After an outpouring of support from his fans, Carter later tweeted, "Waking up so overwhelmed by your love and support. Looking forward to seeing you all this Thursday in my hometown."

In July, Carter, 29, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. He denies that he was under the influence while driving.

He was also hospitalized in June just hours after he vented on Twitter about being body-shamed by fans.

In August 2013, 2014 and 2015, Carter performed at Northalsted Market Days in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood.