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...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:
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."
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.