Overheard: Clay Aiken draws line between himself and Akin
August 22nd, 2012
01:50 PM ET

Overheard: Clay Aiken draws line between himself and Akin

As one particular Akin dominates headlines, another Aiken has taken to differentiating his stance, perhaps in case someone out there becomes confused.

While Republican Rep. Todd Akin is in the midst of a firestorm sparked by his comments regarding rape, "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken made it clear that he doesn't share the other Akin's views.

"2nd place on 'Idol.' 2nd place on 'Apprentice.' And now thanks to @reptoddakin I'm only the second stupidest Aiken!" the singer and reality star tweeted Tuesday.

Rep. Akin said in an interview with KTVI, when responding to whether he thought abortion should be legal in cases of rape, that "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try and shut the whole thing down. ... I think the punishment should be on the rapist, and not attacking the child."

We guess we see how those two last names might get switched around, and "Idol" and "Celebrity Apprentice" alum Aiken tweeted Tuesday for the record: "Lets B clear- THIS Aiken RESPECTS a womans right 2 choose. Maybe @reptoddakin could use some lessons from me on the female body! Haha #irony"

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  1. ReifeSandra

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch! "Procrastination is the thief of time." by Edward Young. ReifeSandra http://public3nemy.tumblr.com

    February 11, 2013 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. Buck

    there is nothing wrong alot of x...as long as its with the right person you are comfortable with. it has to be the right woman or man. its very healthy and normal. again as long as its the right person to open up to.

    August 27, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jo

    I find it very telling that all but three of the above posts that are not identifiable females are idiots. Not only do they not know anything about women, but they have only one thing on their minds at all times. It is the most obviious separation I have ever seen in identifying male and female. I find it obvious that ignorance, jealousy and fear control the minds of many men. Lord, save us ladies from these sad souls.

    August 27, 2012 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. kay

    he's a white guy right?

    August 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. angelvoix

    You meant the political Akin. 😀

    August 24, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. angelvoix

    Clay taking a stand. With Humor. Love it. No words to describe Todd Akin's comments. You just cannot backtrack after a comment like that.

    August 24, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Leon Peris

    The political Aiken is right out of the stone age.

    August 24, 2012 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jack

    Hello folks. Everyone is cordially invited to visit – thestarofkaduri.com

    August 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. who

    Who is Clay Aiken?

    August 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Electra


    August 23, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cables

    no he did not take another man's penis. grow up.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. 6.439865%

    This guy is so desperate for attention. He made such a big deal about coming out, & everyone was like "duh man, we knew since your 1st Idol appearance." he held a press conference to say he was gonna buy a baby, everyone said "eh, whatever." Now he's saying he's not the man running for US Senate making embarrasing comments. Pretty sure we know its not you dillhole. And to think, you actually took another man's penls out of your mouth long enough to talk. Now some piir guy's penls is getting cold. Shame on you.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • So

      Why don't you just say you don't like g ay people? Bashing seems to be right up your alley! When people become famous, the media goes after any tidbit they can on an individual. I don't ever remember them talking about him taking a dick out of his mouth to comment on his life, though. You are nothing but a h omophob.

      August 23, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • genetics

      If Gay Aiken and Rosie O'Darn it I dropped my Pizza mated, what kind of a fat, smelly, limp wristed, bull cow mess would that be?

      August 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • benj

      Not one word you said contained even an ounce of truth, 6.439865%.... or should I say, FFF???

      August 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. beebs

    he's still a very good looking guy.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. geo

    it's clays breath that will give him away.

    August 22, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. resr

    Clay Aiken is also a certified special education teacher with at least a bachelors degree as well ...

    August 22, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |


    August 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |


    August 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sioux

    Aww Frank – how old are you? Fart jokes on the internet? Let's see – that's about 4th grade or maybe a stupid 5th grader! Why is it every time there is a good story about someone that ignorant griefers have to come in and make comments that are so ridiculous. Clay Aiken CAN sing – whether you like his music or not. And ANY man that stands up to biggoted, piglike discriminating remarks against women deserves the bad publicity Akin and the Republican Party are getting. People should be lauding Clay for speaking out instead of making crude jokes about him. The internet allows some of you posters to be big a**holes without recrimination. Your'e probably shy little warts in real life,

    August 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Sioux

      Ha! You tell 'em! See children, there are a few adults left on the blog. lol

      August 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  19. fred

    Clay is a funny guy and always love reading his tweets.

    August 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  20. june

    Thanks for the article. Clay is smart, intelligent, funny, and an amazing singer. Catch a concert when you can - you will be glad you did. Also, check out: http://www.inclusionproject.org He co-founded this charity and works hard so that no child with special needs is left out of summer camps and after school programs.

    August 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  21. roger

    Clay's a funny guy.

    August 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mary

    Great tweet by Clay. He is so clever and smart.

    August 22, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Kate

    Funny tweets, LOL.

    August 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Allisanna

    Great tweets by Clay. He's had a few other gems on Twitter in the past.

    August 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  25. al

    why does clay have that "i smell something funny look on his face"

    August 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  26. marykay

    Clay know for being snarky, intelligent, gay, honest, not afraid to say what he feels, he cares about all people, the most important being children with disablilties and children without disabilites, interacting with each other. Check out his National Inclusion Project organization he started 10 yrs ago, to send all children to camp, to improve techniques in schoos to work and interact with all children, educating the public.

    August 22, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Susan Livesay

    since Sunday weve gone from Todd Moron sayings trash to Todd Moron {he doesnt deserve the Aiken name}calling Clay stupid. does anyone know how to read? for the record Clay Aiken is a singer, humanitarian, activist,actor, producer, most wonderful human being and Im forgetting at least a dozen more things.and the issue is that Todd Moron and many other ultra conservatives are against woman. FO$RCIBLE RAPE?so when someone is drugged unknowingly and wakes up with 2 men holding her down it was all my fault?

    August 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Janie

    Thanks for the post about Clay Aiken. He used both humor and intelligence to make his point. I admire him for that!

    August 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jeremy

    Clay is an intelligent man. I am glad he spoke up about women's rights.

    August 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  30. jeff

    Saw this on twitter. Everyone thought that Clay Aiken made the comment and he used his quick wit to let it be known that he was not the ignorant one. I admire Clay Aiken's stand on women's right. He went up several points with me. If he tour's again, I may even have to catch a show. Gotta admit, the dude can sing.

    August 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  31. frank

    clay has never been the same since his partner farted in his face.

    August 22, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  32. dan

    At least he didn't refer to a group of blacks that they where recently members of a chain gang during a cash raising event for Obama.

    August 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  33. 1%

    oh darn i'm sorry i opened my mouth again..

    August 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  34. 1%

    that's about right.

    August 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  35. JETHRO/dense/drives a truck

    gee pawwwwwwwww...who is I

    August 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  36. 1%

    @Double R,

    Yes, yes it does, poor man.

    August 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |


    August 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  38. username was given to me actually

    the guy can't sing

    August 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marykay

      Hesings every song pure, no mechanical help like most supposd singers today. Many singers hve cmlimented Clay on his perfect pitch and one and beautiful delivery of a song

      August 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  39. pmn

    Haha Irony is right!

    August 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Double R

    Your user name says it all!

    August 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  41. 1%

    Aiken looks like KD Lang, if she decided to become a F—M tranny.

    I like how the Obama media are milking one stupid comment for all it's worth. It's like they don't have anything else to say so they use this for political mileage.

    August 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeah

      The point of the media attention is to show just how stupid this man is about rape, women, & their reproductive health. Why is it that the gop doesn't think we women are smart to make educated decisions about our lives. Just what I want is some old white, gop guy telling me what to do in my life. The gop does not speak for women's rights.

      August 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • marykay

      Why not, the republicans ae so stupid these days, why not take advantage of it. Romey/Ryan are two of the best flopping fish out there. Can't tell it straight to save their lives, lots of mouth and no answers!

      August 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |

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