This week started with lots of fun for fans of Clay Aiken. Clays name was all over social media and on some political sites.
The day started with the announcement that Clays rap battle was put on the Drop the Mic FB and twitter sites. But that was not enough. It was also posted by James Corden. It read:
That’s pretty nice as James has more than 4 million followers on Facebook. AND…yesterday, there were 102K views of the rap on Twitter.
With all this news, I quickly posted the link to the video here on CANN. To make it easier, you can watch it here.
We got more news about Clay later in the day!
Clay was a guest on the political site, The Hill. There is both a written article about the interview and a video.
Clay Aiken…global LGBTQ initiative
…”This movement to try to decriminalize homosexuality around the world is overdue,” Aiken told Hill. TV’s Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton.
“Previous administrations have done some work for it, but for the administration to make an active point of trying to at least bring attention to it … is something that people in the LGBTQ community, people on the left side of the aisle should be thankful for and be happy about,” he continued.
Aiken added that just because he disagrees with the administration doesn’t mean he’s going to “shout and argue that what they’re doing in this one instance is something that we should be critical of.”…
…The Trump administration last week announced that it was launching a campaign to end bans on homosexuality worldwide.
“I don’t know what the motivation for the Trump administration is, I don’t know what that article said, but at the end of the day, if something gets done positively, I’m not going to try to stand in the way [of] it with criticism,” Aiken told Hill.TV in reference to the Out post.
Aiken emphasized that so far the Trump administration has yet to taken any concrete steps.
“This president has shown in many places a willingness to speak about certain things and not take action on them,” he said. “But until I’ve seen some actual work on that, I’m going to reserve judgment and simply say that I think it’s nice that we’re actually talking about it.” …
You can read the entire interview at The Hill
Clay also was asked about “Empire” star Jussie Smollett. He said:
“I don’t want to rush to judgment — that said, if it bears out and the evidence shows that it’s proven in a court, that he did what the Chicago police are saying he’s done, I do hope that … we do make an example of him,” Aiken told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on “Rising.”
You can see the video at The Hill
The following are some of the screen caps from The Hill video.
I hope that we hear from Clay again very soon….and that others get to hear from him too.
I hope that lots of people get to see Clay and hear what he can say, sing, and entertain!