Did Rosie O'Donnell Out Clay Aiken?

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Did Rosie O'Donnell out singer Clay Aiken as a gay man? Even though Aiken has kept his sexuality ambiguous and has not admitted to being gay, it appears Rosie has confirmed the rumors that Aiken is gay.

Here's how it happened. In fact, it's turned into a big catfight between Rosie O'Donnell, from "The View," and Kelly Ripa, from "Live With Regis and Kelly." Here's the deal for the many of you who don't watch either show.

Kelly had the singer Clay Aiken on her show with Regis, and at one point she was saying something that Clay Aiken didn't like or wanted to make a joke of appearing to not like, so he put his hand over he mouth. And she said: Oh that's a no-no. I don't know where that hand's been, honey.

The next day Kelly went on a bit of a rant about the incident, saying Aiken's hand was "cold and clammy" and I don't want you hand on my mouth under any circumstances.

Well, that wasn't the end of it.

Next thing you know Rosie O'Donnell, the gay comedienne, accused Ripa of being homophobic because Ripa's remark sounded as though she was referring to Aiken's hand being somewhere improper, like somewhere on another man.

Now Ripa didn't say that. In fact, she might have been referring to the fact that Aiken had been in the audience just moments before shaking the hands that were thrust in his direction. In other words, Ripa didn't want the germs from 500 audience members shoved into her mouth.

But Rosie refused to take it that way. She accused Ripa of being a homophobe for objecting to Aiken's hand on her mouth... meaning she thinks Ripa doesn't like gays... meaning she thinks Aiken is gay, which leads me to conclude: Rosie just outed Clay Aiken.

Me? I don't care. I do think it's odd that lately it is gay people who are doing most of the outing of other gay people.

Like I said, I don't care. Wouldn't have given it a thought. But as long as Rosie said it, I guess I have to take her word for it.

That's My Word.

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