Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Claymates: The Most Awesomely Demented Fans in Music

Clay Aiken fans got a shout-out from for being among the most nasty, delusional groups of fans ever assembled. You'll find the text of the mention and the link to it below.

Congratulations, Claymates!!

The Most Awesomely Demented Fans in MusicPhishheads leave their jobs, Claymates issue death threats, Juggalos go on the rampage with machetes — and then there are the ones who are really crazy.

Idol Pursuits:

Claymates: Defending Clay Aiken’s masculinity since 2003

Fans of the former American Idol runner-up have been dismissed as a delusional cult of lonely, middle-aged hausfraus, but critics who utter an unkind word about the crooner are routinely deluged with angry letters. In 2005 and 2006, Claymates harassed both Rush Limbaugh and Tucker Carlson into apologizing for insulting their hero. The live ammo, however, is reserved for those who insinuate that their beloved Clay is anything less than a strapping hetero: When a former Green Beret dished about the sex he’d allegedly had with Aiken, the ex-soldier was bombarded with death threats frightening enough to lead him to call the FBI. Justify your love: “Many of Clay’s fans are older women, and they react the way a mother would if her child was being picked on,” says Becky Kolacki, an 18-year-old college student who runs a Clay Aiken fan site.