Clay’s Fans Are Aiken To Get Into A Scrap

Maura / June 11, 2007

Long known for shutting out those who disagree with them, Clay Aiken’s fans, no doubt because of their insularity, have now turned on each other:

Clay Aiken’s rabid fans – who call themselves “Claymates” and say they live in “Claynation” – are at odds with each other over their former Idol. An insider said, “The war is between the batty members that are still clinging to their heterosexual fantasies of him and others that don’t harbor such illusions.” Aiken’s sexuality has been a subject of speculation ever since several men came out publicly and said they’d met him in gay chat rooms and had relations with him.

The board was shut down on Thursday and it’s remaining closed “until further notice,” an enforced cool-down that’s probably for the best, given that the Claymates are apparently not above using virtual violence against their enemies.