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  • Clay Aiken's Stunningly Tone-Deaf Tweet About North Carolina's Anti-LGBT HB2

    Singer Who Lost 2014 Congressional Bid Suggests His Loss Is Worse Than Sweeping New Anti-LGBT Law

    Clay Aiken posted a stunningly tone-deaf tweet Friday morning in response to his home state of North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law. The singer and songwriter who unsuccessfully challenged a sitting Tea Party Republican U.S. Congresswoman two years ago has been all but absent from the debate that's embroiled his entire state. 

    Aiken managed to post three tweets on Thursday about HB2 – apparently his first mention of the law despite months of coverage – concluding with one that suggests he thinks that what's worse than the sweepingly broad anti-LGBT law is that apathetic voters didn't come out to elect him when he ran for Congress in 2014:

    Aiken did have time this month to offer quixotic comments on Donald Trump, a candidate he's been supportive of several times, including back in August and October.

    “I don’t think he’s a fascist,” he said on Fox Business News. "I don’t think he’s a racist. I think he’s a Democrat,” Aiken announced, suggesting that Trump doesn't believe the rhetoric he puts out daily.

    Voter apathy is absolutely a problem, suggesting that a law that will lead to dire consequences for LGBT people is worse than people not voting for you is stunning.

    UPDATE –
    The Washington Blade chimes in: 
    "Clay Aiken says he’s as mad as anyone else about the newly enacted anti-LGBT law in his home state of North Carolina, but he wants you to know he can think of something worse."

     

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    • commented 2016-03-25 17:41:43 -0400
      Badash needs to calm the F down and stop putting words in people’s mouths. He’s saying that this is the kind of shitty government you get when you’re apathetic and don’t vote. He’s absolutely right about that. Why are you attacking him?

    • commented 2016-03-25 15:46:28 -0400
      I think the author of this article is tone deaf. As John Bickford said, “…what he’s (Aiken) saying is that this is the kind of shitty government you get when you’re apathetic and don’t vote.”

    • commented 2016-03-25 14:33:39 -0400
      This is tone-deaf. He’s completely right, except it wasn’t 2014, it was 2010.

      This is the result of people failing to vote in 2010 because they were angry at Obama for not placating them enough, which elected a wave of Republicans who created districts they can’t lose.

      It’s a lesson for all those who claim “Bernie of Bust”. This is what happens. There is more going on here than just the President.

    • commented 2016-03-25 14:19:59 -0400
      Based on the misleading headline the story that follows, it’s as though I’m reading CNN, Fox, HuffingtinPost, et. al.

    • commented 2016-03-25 13:33:14 -0400
      You’re distorting what he’s saying. His point was that if enough Democrats had voted in 2014 then Republicans in NC wouldn’t be able to pass laws like this. It’s not about Aiken’s run for Congress.

    • commented 2016-03-25 13:26:41 -0400
      His overall point is very legitimate and is being grossly misrepresented. He was trying to make the point that if some of the people bitching and moaning about what these lawmakers did actually went out and VOTED for better lawmakers the state of North Carolina might not even being facing these radical laws. His point is, the problem goes way deeper than this one issue or this one vote.

      I don’t particularly like the man, but on this point, he’s right!

    • commented 2016-03-25 12:59:33 -0400
      As an ordinary faggot I find Clay to be condescending, self centered and just generally inside the bubble.

    • commented 2016-03-25 12:28:35 -0400
      Sorry, but this is stupid. He perhaps could have phrased that a bit better, but what he’s saying is that this is the kind of shitty government you get when you’re apathetic and don’t vote. He’s absolutely right about that. Why are you attacking him?

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