On Saturday, Aaron Carter opened up to his fans in a big way. In a moving note posted on Twitter, Carter came out as bisexual. The 29-year-old pop singer has spent his entire life in the public eye, so this feels like a big moment for him. And Carter's fans are responding with so much love, it prompted the singer to tweet a thank you message on Sunday. "Waking up so overwhelmed by your love and support," he wrote. "Looking forward to seeing you all this Thursday in my hometown."
Carter's original message makes it clear that he's coming out publicly, but doing so for himself. The past year hasn't been an easy one for the singer, which makes his words all the more impactful. He tweeted,
"There’s something I’d like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life. This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off of me. I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-years-old I started to find boys and girls attractive."
Fans immediately praised the "I Want Candy" singer for living his truth, and for choosing to be so open with the world about his experiences.
Being able to be 100 percent yourself is important for everyone, and that includes celebrities. Carter grew up being idolized, but now he's reached a point where he can be real with his fans and show them a side of himself that he's kept private until this point. His message certainly makes it sound like being open about his bisexuality has lifted a big weight off of him.
The sweet reaction of his fans is just a wonderful bonus. There has been a true outpouring of love in response to Carter's candid coming out post.
Carter's comment section is full of positive messages, and that's a beautiful thing to see. Opening up about your sexuality is a big decision for anyone to make, and the horrible truth is that many people still worry that simply being who they are will affect their career. For celebrities, that fear may be magnified as they struggle with the decision to come out not only to family and friends, but to the whole world. That's one reason why it's so affirming to see Carter's fans support him and celebrate him for his openness.
This is a huge step for the singer to make, and knowing that his fans are feeling nothing but proud and happy for him is a reminder that the world can still be an amazing place. Carter's willingness to share such his truth with his fans deserves to be commended. Whatever comes next for Carter, he can be sure his fans will be right beside him.