How Aaron Carter's fans helped him understand why he shouldn't be a Trump supporter
Aaron Carter has come back stronger after going through a tumultuous period in his life
Aaron Carter, who is making a grand comeback after a tough year, wants his fans to see the new and improved version of himself even as he announces his new music. This Aaron 2.0 also wants people to forget that he once used to be a Donald Trump supporter — or at least he tweeted that he was one, according to Fox News.
The 30-year-old singer is still being criticized by many for his view on the subject from long back, but as he revealed in a GQ interview in 2016, his political views have changed. A large reason for that is the effort on his fans' side to show him why it was wrong to support the Republican president.
At the time he had said, "I support Donald Trump. I don’t support every little thing. Trump goes his own way. He’s a leader, not a follower, and he’s proven that by humbling the other campaigns. I think in regards to him becoming president, well, the electoral college will be the decider."
He was, however, against Trump's stance on banning gay marriage and building a wall between America and Mexico.
He later clarified during the GQ interview, “I am actually not a supporter of Trump, I’ve gone on the record multiple times saying that. I tweeted that a few years ago — a couple of years ago? And you know it was — my fans were quick to enlighten me about why I shouldn’t be a supporter.”
Aaron continues to claim the same. He was ignorant about a few issues, and his fans set him straight. As he promotes his new music, he wants his fans know this truth. He wants his fans to know the new him, who does not worry about inconsequential tweets from the past, rather live in the moment.
He says, “...When I am performing I will I’ll do throwback songs, but I don’t really go that route,” he explained. “I like to focus more on the now and where I am now and where I am today and what I want to sing about. So, you know – it’s changed. It’s no different [than] growing up, you know you grow up and you’ve changed as has my music.”
To say Aaron went through a very tumultuous period in his life recently would be an understatement. Over the course of last year, he lost his father and was arrested for alleged DUI and possession of marijuana. He also made the news for his alleged drug abuse and was even told by the doctors on the talk show The Doctors that he was making a dangerous cocktail of drugs that could lead to his death.
“You have a mixture of benzodiazepines with opiates, which is how many people accidentally can die. These medications — and I’m speaking now purely from the doctor’s perspective — can be very, very scary," he was told on the show.
But, from his recent public appearances it looks like Aaron has got his act together and is looking much healthier and happier than he has in a long time. The singer also confirmed this when he said, “I’m in a really good place emotionally and mentally, so those are really good things – took some time to focus on myself, mind body and soul, you know? Got all my stuff together and just got my artillery ready for 2018.”
During his appearance on The Real this week he also told the hosts about his future, "You know, I'm feeling very cautiously optimistic. I learned a lot of things from last year. It was a very exhilarating year, full of good things, good times and then trials and tribulations. My dad passed away last year…I kind of went on a downward spiral."
Well, we sure are happy to hear that Aaron, and we can't wait to hear the new music and get to know the new you.
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