Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Clay Aiken, Sony sued

Nine women are suing Clay Aiken, his management, and Sony/BMG. They are claiming fraud since they bought his material thinking that he was straight and now tabloids are reporting that he's gay.
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...

They allege that employees of RCA, Sony/BMG, and Aiken himself "engaged in collusion to prevent public disclosures they believed might be harmful to their product".

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."

Insipid and stupid. Like these women even had a shot at opening the package they were being sold? As I wrote to my friend, Archie:
We should counter sue. Because Clay Aiken and his management and the record companies hid his true sexuality from us, we were denied access to a product that was available to other members of the public. This is clear discrimination against a whole class of people. Under Washington state law, that's illegal. After a successful suit, we'll go on to sue the 9 women for fraud: they portrayed themselves as members of the human race.
Seriously, what does Aiken's sexuality have to do with the product these women were buying? Did they like the music? Apparently. Did they enjoy the performances? Apparently. How does him being gay change that? It doesn't. This is just bigotry masquerading as fraud.

5 comments:

ferneyes said...

Awesome post. What a bunch of idiots.

Anonymous said...

This story is half truthful. What happened was John promised Clay a date with the gorgeous and perfect Aria Giovanni (who happens to be an adult star) Clay had pictures of her on his computer (even people who know Clay have said she was on his desktop at one time). They were gonna meet at a hotel because Aria was flying in. Aria (who like Clay, swings both ways) couldn't make it because her husband said she couldn't get involved with Clay (I guess he felt threatened by him or something) I guess John arranged everything. Clay talked to both Aria and John online but never met them in person. John was the only one who could make it that day. Clay told people that he really knew that he liked both men and women and was "bisexual" for the past two years and denied being "gay" but never denied being "bisexual" so if you think John is lying about the entire story, you are wrong.

B.D. said...

Thanks, ferneyes.

Anon: So what?!!? I don't care if Clay is straight, gay, or bi. It really isn't relevant to the idiocy of the lawsuit brought by these people. To be honest, I don't care for Clay or his music. Finding myself commenting about him on this blog yesterday was rather surreal. I could certainly care even less about his personal proclivities. My outrage stemmed from the lawsuit. Clay could be a horse fucker and the lawsuit would still be wrong.

What next? Lawsuits from George Michaels and K.D. Lang fans?

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken is bisexual. Why do you think he denied rumors being gay but, never admitted he was straight? Hellooooooooooooooo, the man likes both.

Anonymous said...

Don't be a hypocrite and say you are a Christian when you are not one gay or straight.