Nine former fans of AMERICAN IDOL star CLAY AIKEN are forging ahead with threats to sue his record label bosses for false advertising.
The one-time devotees have been shocked by recent US tabloid claims the wholesome pop singer is gay and they've filed a Federal Trade Commission complain against executives at RCA and Sony/BMG, alleging they were duped in marketing and promotional campaigns.
The angry ladies go on to state, "This is tantamount to a manufacturer concealing information about a defective product. Therefore these actions were both unfair and deceptive to consumers."
A spokeswoman for the group says, "As consumers, we feel ripped off. It is obvious now that the private Clay is very different from the manufactured packaged public Clay that was marketed to us."
In the linked Pandagon post, Amanda Marcotte has already addressed the stupefyingly knee-jerk homophobia it would take for someone's opinion of a public figure to turn on a dime like this simply from thinking/knowing he or she was gay, or to refer to said individual as therefore "defective," so I won't bother getting into that. Instead, I'll merely pose this question: If you didn't already have some idea that Clay Aiken was gay, doesn't that kind of make you the nine stupidest fucking people on the planet?
Not only that, but they were willing to make that stupidity public by filing this ridiculous-ass lawsuit. Well, sue away, ladies. I can only hope you'll find some other crush to replace Mr. Aiken and thus mend your broken hearts. I guess Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are out . . . how about Sean Hayes?