There's always a sigh of relief after getting something off your chest. Unfortunately, dealing with others' reactions in the aftermath isn't always quite as satisfying. Luckily, Aaron Carter, who took to Twitter to reveal his bisexuality, is receiving praise for his emotional message confirming his attraction to men and women.
The star recently opened up about his substance abuse struggles and eating disorders, according to ABC News, and on Aug. 5, he decided to get his sexuality out in the open.
"This doesn't bring me shame, just a weight and a burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off from me," he said in a note posted on Twitter.
In a lengthy message ending with a quote from Boy George, the 29-year-old singer revealed that he first felt his attraction to both men and women at the age of 13 and had his first experience with a male at 17. He continued to say that music has been his safe haven, and he doesn't want to disappoint his fans.
But they certainly don't seem disappointed, according to Twitter.
In fact, many are taking to social media to show their support for Carter.
The outpour of positivity caused Carter to send another tweet.
"Waking up so overwhelmed by your love and support," he wrote.
Earlier this summer, Carter came under fire for an arrest in Georgia under the suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, according to ABC News. His brother, Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, tweeted his support for his younger sibling following the incident.
Aaron fired back on Twitter, stating, "If my own blood truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn't he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum," he wrote. "That's not cool at all to use me for his PR and kick me while I am down. I love my family despite it through thick and thin."
Though it's been a rocky few months for Carter, he seems to be heading back on track and wants to live a truthful live, judging from his tweets. Good for you, Aaron. Keep staying true to yourself.