Aaron Carter Continues to Speak

Florida spokesman Aaron Carter has continued to do the press rounds to promote his upcoming album, LøVë, and it continues to be wildly uncomfortable.


In the Entertainment Tonight interview seen above (please watch it, I can’t be alone with this), Carter was asked if he’s still sober after a 2011 stint in rehab. “I drink wine, I smoke weed, I have anxiety problems, I take medication for anxiety. It’s just what it is,” he answered.

“I probably shouldn’t even say this, but I stayed in the same room that Robert Downey Jr. stayed in, and he became my idol because of Iron Man and what he did with his career,” he continued. “Then I made him my mentor without him even knowing about it.” Carter said that Downey Jr. wrote “I am here with you” on a wall in the rehab center, and said that *when* Downey Jr. sees this interview with Aaron Carter on ET, he will “concur.”

“The misconceptions are that I’m a meth head or a crackhead or I’m a drug addict or I’m this or I’m that,” he says, never, not for one second, breaking sultry eye contact with his interviewer. Those rumors come “from being skinny, you know? From being judged.”

“I mean if you look at my parents, they have the high cheekbones, very skinny—I just don’t want to have to feel like I have to prove myself, but people put me in those positions.”

Screenshot via “Fool’s Gold”/Vevo.
Screenshot via “Fool’s Gold”/Vevo.

In another recent interview with People, Carter addressed his controversial support for another Florida resident who gets judged a lot, one Donald J. Trump.


“For me, I like somebody who likes to defy the odds, such as myself,” he said to People. “I’ve seen our presidents in my lifetime—Bill Clinton was my favorite president. You would think that I would vote for Hillary, right? But I’m not.”

Haha, what?

“I’m too intelligent for you guys—like, people who don’t understand politics. I have a lot more information than I’ve given out,” he added. Pretty sure we can stop asking him why he supports Donald Trump, because they appear to share one slightly orange brain.


Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.


Rando Calrissian

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