Clay Aiken, former "American Idol" runner-up, was recently disinvited to a local April 30 Christian Pure fashion show after organizers were inundated with e-mails alleging he was gay --- something he has denied in the past. "He sounds like a great guy, but we didn't have time to manage all the commotion," organizer Brenda Sharman told Buzz Tuesday. Music producer David Foster had initially invited Aiken to sing a song at the event.
So what in the hell is a Christian fashion show?
"I have daughters of my own. They are God's princesses," event organizer MaryAnn Wood said. "I want to help them become young ladies of grace, look their best and maintain their self-respect as they grow into the women God plans for them."
'Cause you can't get into heaven looking like a slob.
As for Aiken, his "family-friendly" career might be in serious trouble. There's little doubt the rumors are true, and Clay's people are scurrying to keep the gravy train on track:
Since his gay sex scandal with Green Beret-cum-up-and-coming porn star John Paulus broke, his publicist was quick to plant him eating out with bevies of ladies all over (or at least he's rumored to be rumored to be seen with bevies of ladies). Now what's his record label RCA's plan to avoid fan backlash? Flip into disaster mode faster than Brad Grey and pull Clay's album from its release list.
When an fresh list of upcoming releases hit RCA's website over the weekend, the line up included Clay's sophomore record. Less than 24 hours later, Claynation noticed the June 20 date had been pulled.