David Archuleta checked in with his Twitter followers (@davidarchie) moments ago to discuss news that he was spotted at Club57 to watch Charice perform for the city’s largest gay dance party. While trying to throw cold water on his sexual preference, the ‘American Idol’ may have angered fans who wonder what the big deal was by suggesting it was a mistake for him to watch his friend perform at a gay club, leaving people to wonder if David has or ever will perform at a gay club himself. Archuleta writes:
Hey guys just wanted to clear something up real quick lol. Last night in New York I got invited to go and see my friend Charice perform..
Mental note to self: always ask where before you go! Wasn’t my kind of place lol, and I had no clue! I guess you live and learn. The..
upside was that Charice was awesome, and she has an incredible voice. Hope that clears things up! Been seeing some of the tweets.. sheesh!
Can get crazy quick. NO worries all, I wouldn’t get into things like that intentionally haha. Hope you guys have a good Sunday!
@ka****albow Back home :). Spending time with the family! I just didn’t want you guys to be worried so had to let you guys know the facts!
@Deb***OD Thanks a bunch! Charice is great and she didn’t mean to do cause any harm haha. She apologized a lot after. She’s way nice lol.
Among the Twitter reactions to Archuleta’s comments (user names censored):
mal****ently I hate your PR, @davidarchie. “I wouldn’t get into things like that intentionally”. What do you mean? A club, or an evil gay club?
clos*****ring @DavidArchie oic. as a “person like that” how should i feel about you acting like a gay club is a shameful thing?
canyon_*****ght @DavidArchie There is nothing wrong with a gay club. Sorry you seem to think there is.
Cat***MD @DavidArchie So, u r saying u want to stay away from those turrible gay people? Or is this about PR freaking out on ur ass?
Bet****nks @DavidArchie It’s sad that your mgmt co is so afraid of “the gay” that you are forced to explain a completely innocent outing #ShameOn19E
buckhollywood: @DavidArchie you would never go to a gay bar intentionally? Oops. You just lost a big fan. Good Luck with your career!
alva****zarro @DavidArchie Going to a gay bar doesn’t mean your gay. The fact that you said you wouldn’t go there intentionally is sh**ty!. A**hole.
c**li @davidarchie Thanks, man. I was just thinking, to make my day complete, I need somebody to make me feel bad about being gay. Again. Awesome!
Ala***am @DavidArchie I guess you assume none of your fans are gay?? I guess you wouldn’t want them buying your cd’s anyway! Oh well, tolerance!!!!
tor****re @DavidArchie i’m disappointed & offended by your tweets. what did you think was going to harm you, exactly? gay people? please.
over****H8 So sad that @DavidArchie feels it will cause harm to be seen (gasp) in a gay club. Is he really that closed minded or is it his management?
Update: David had this to say to a critical follower about the situation:
@ha****ost I have friends who are gay, and they’re great people. Whether they’re gay or not doesn’t change how I think of them.
@ha****st I have nothing against anyone, I’m sorry if that’s how it came across. I’m just not into the partying scene lol.