Clay Aiken's Claymates
The Claymates are a unique species of animal that violate most known rules of pop super fans, in much the same way that the duck-billed platypus violates most known rules of animal anatomy. Claymates tend to be older women drawn in by Clay Aiken's down-to-earth looks, "aw-shucks" demeanor and operatic singing voice. For years they dismissed all rumors that Aiken was gay – believing them to be part of a conspiracy to destroy their hero. In September of 2008 Aiken came out of the closet to People, but a fringe group of Claymates think he's just been brainwashed by evil Hollywood and one day will return to them.