Aaron Carter Says Bisexuality Confession Was ‘Misconstrued’
Aaron Carter made headlines last year when he came out as bisexual, now he’s appeared to backpedal on remarks he made about his sexuality, saying reports he’d come out as bisexual were “misconstrued.”
“It was more so just a story that happened when I was like 17 with somebody,” he said. “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.”
“I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-year-old I started to find boys and girls attractive,” he said in a since-deleted tweet.
He started the conversation by saying he needed to get something off his chest of importance for “myself and my identity.”
“There were years that went by that I thought about it, but 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,” he said.
Carter explained keeping those feelings hidden for so long was a “weight and a burden I have held onto for a long time.”
Carter recently opened up to PEOPLE about his desire to be a parent someday.
“I’m going to be a good father. I know it,” the “Sooner or Later” singer said. “I want lots of kids, lots of stability, lots of happiness and laughter and learning and having fun. It’s going to be good.”
He added, “I want to have girls. Maybe it’s because of all my sisters and being a mama’s boy.”