Kelly Clarkson is still not a lesbian

I must admit that I don’t believe too many lesbian rumors until I have good reason.

Annalynne Mccord? Nah.

Kristen Stewart? Just friendly.

Mischa Barton? Definitely not, off-camera.

Kelly Clarkson? Is it wrong to be hopeful?

The pop singer has been rumored to be gay ever since she first appeared on American Idol. Never one to be too public about her personal life, it seemed feasible that she might be the female version of Clay Aiken, before he came out and produced a baby as well as a People magazine cover. Celebrity blog Popeater asked Clarkson about her friend, Clay’s, coming out, and also took the opportunity to segue into her own sexuality.

On Clay coming out:

I was actually on vacation when I found out. He called and he just said, “You’ll probably get a lot of calls about this, but I just wanted to give you a heads up.” I honestly don’t care if he is gay or isn’t gay, and I don’t care if he tells people or doesn’t tell people. I’m not friends with him for either of those reasons. If I’m a fan of an artist, I don’t really care if you’re gay or not gay, as long as you’re making cool music.

On the rumors she’s a lesbian:

I get that all the time. People are like, “Are you secretly a lesbian? Because I’d really love it.” Lesbians tell it to me all the time. I’m like, “I’m glad it works for you and I wish I liked women like that because oftentimes men are very hard for me, but I happen to like boys.” I could never be a lesbian. I would never want to date [someone like] myself, ever. I’m a crazy person. I need some kind of stable, quiet man. I don’t really care if you’re black, white, yellow, gay, straight, crazy, whatever. As long as you’re cool and you like the music, and you’re coming out to have a good time at the shows, I don’t really care. I have everything I just said in my family, so I’m just used to being surrounded by that. I just don’t know any different.

My problem is that I don’t forsee this is as a declaration of complete heterosexuality. I’m willing to debate her and let her know that plenty of lesbians are quiet and maybe even stable. They also come in all colors and sizes and happen to be cool and like great music. Also, different can be very, very good.

OK, Ms. Clarkson, I get it — you’re just not that into us.

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