Aaron Carter claims bisexuality comments were 'misconstrued'

Wed. March 28, 2018 6:01 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

aaron carter performs in boystown in 2015

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Pop star Aaron Carter, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, came out as bisexual last year, but he's now saying those comments were "misconstrued."

"It was more so just a story that happened when I was like 17 with somebody," Carter, 30, told Hollywood Life podcast. "And I can find men and women attractive, but when it comes down to it, I think it was a little misconstrued. I see myself being with a woman and having kids. I want to have a family."

"I keep telling people that," he reiterated. "I don't want it to be misconstrued too much just because I was open about a story."

Last August Carter took to Twitter to detail his sexuality."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."

At that same time, Carter and his girlfriend Madison Parker broke up. He claimed that she didn't "understand" his bisexuality. Carter then performed that year at Hamburger Mary's in Florida.

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