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    Aaron Carter Just Opened Up About His Sexuality On Twitter

    "This doesn't bring me shame."

    This is Aaron Carter β€” singer, '90s kid heartthrob, and younger brother to Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. He was also Lizzie McGuire's first kiss!

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    Last night, Aaron penned an emotional tweet to his fans, in which he opened up about his sexuality:

    "To start off, I would like to say that I love each and EVERY ONE of my fans," Carter wrote. "There's something I'd like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life."

    Carter then went on to reveal that he's attracted to both men and women.

    This doesn't bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off of me. I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-years-old I started to find boys and girls attractive. There were years that went by that I thought about it, but it wasn't until I was 17-years-old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with.

    To me music has always been my temple. Music will ALWAYS be what transcends all of us and myself. The studio has always been my safe haven. But the ultimate goal for me is to be satisfied. I never want to be a figure of disappointment.

    He concluded with a quote from pop singer and queer icon Boy George.

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    "I've never felt as though I didn't belong, I just acted as though I did."

    After Carter posted the tweet, fans immediately responded with messages of love and support.

    @aaroncarter YES SIS LIVE THAT AUTHENTICITY πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

    @aaroncarter I've been your fan since you were seven. This doesn't change that.

    @aaroncarter Wow. That's big to open up and be so vulnerable. Your growth over the last year alone has been amazing…

    @aaroncarter Omg my dream of marrying Aaron Carter is finally a real possibility

    And this morning, Aaron took to Twitter again, to thank his fans for everything.

    Waking up so overwhelmed by your love and support. πŸ€— Looking forward to seeing you all this Thursday in my hometown. πŸ™πŸ»

    Way to live your truth, AC. β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

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