It has been a summer full of headlines for former child star Aaron Carter. Now, after some tumultuous weeks of personal troubles, Carter has come out as bisexual in a social media post. In the message, Carter revealed that he feels attraction for both women and men, and he explained that he had sexual encounters with at least one man in the past. Carter wrote,
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. 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.
Aaron Carter shared the pos on Twitter, noting in the message that he began to recognize his attraction for both women and men when he was in his teens. He said some years had passed before he had "an experience with" a man with whom he had worked at some point in his early career. In addition, Aaron Carter maneuvered the coming out message into words about how music is his one love in life, and the recording studio is his only haven. Then he signed off with a quote by Boy George.
The tweet received a mostly positive response from fans reaching out to congratulate Aaron Carter for revealing his authentic self. Carter responded with additional tweets thanking his followers for their kindness.
It is unclear what prompted Aaron Carter to post the explanation. However, shortly after he posted it, a representative for the former child star announced that Aaron Carter and his photographer girlfriend, Madison Parker, had decided to go their separate ways. In the statement, the representative said that Carter and Parker loved each other but made the mutual decision to break up. Reportedly, Carter and Parker met on social media and started a relationship last year.
As mentioned, Aaron Carter made headlines several other times this summer. First, he was in the news when police arrested him on a DUI charge at an Auto Zone. In the aftermath of the incident, Aaron Carter's older brother, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, sent out supportive words to him. However, Aaron Carter seemed not to appreciate the tweet and gave a mostly negative response.
Then Aaron Carter broke down in tears during a televised interview about the DUI charge. During the interview, Carter talked about his troubled finances and health problems, and he denied the DUI charge. Furthermore, Carter explained that his slim appearance came from a hiatal hernia affecting his appetite. He doubled down on that claim on social media later. Still, it's a great sign that Aaron Carter feels comfortable enough to talk about his authentic feelings and move forward from what has likely been a long year.