Facts and Opinions: What Happened to Aaron Carter?

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Aaron Carter Bi-Sexual? Well, I woke up this morning and saw the shocking tweet from Aaron Carter and it inspired me to take a look at what he has been up to over the past decade of so and this is what I found first:

Bi-sexual aaron carter tweet

You never would have guessed right? Let’s go back to he early 2000’s real quick, when we knew about Aaron the most. After that I will let you know what he has been up to since and how we got to a confessional tweet about his sexuality yestersday.

If you grew up in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, then you have heard of Aaron Carter. At the time, he was a mega pop star, who was every 10 year old girl’s number one celebrity crush. (I was one of those girls, btw). Oh how badly I wanted to be one of the girls at “Aaron’s Party” Oh, and when he appeared on an episode of “Lizzie McGuire” (one of my favorite childhood shows ever), we were all incredibly jealous of Hilary Duff, or “Lizzie”. *sigh* My inner 10 year-old heart still breaks when I realize I am not the one getting this epic kiss from Aaron during one of the episodes. Just revisit your childhood for a quick second and watch:

Alright, this is getting weird, so I will stop the nostalgic madness. Now, that you have refreshed your memory, you might be thinking “Where is Aaron Carter now?” and so here I will answer all the questions you are now dying to know.

What Happened to Aaron Carter?!

After the release of Carter’s successful album “Oh Aaron“, he released another abum titled “Another Earthquake“, which is when his streak of success started to decline, with the album only reaching #18 on the charts. Years passed, and I noticed I wasn’t hearing about my childhood crush in the media, and wasn’t hearing his music on the radio anymore. Finally, in 2006, we all witnessed the reality show “House of Carters” featuring Carter and his siblings (including Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys). The show only lasted one season, resulting in the disappearance of Aaron in the spotlight again until he was a contestant on the show hit television show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009.

Sure, he had some other appearances throughout the years, including attempts to relaunch his music career, but if you Google Aaron Carter, this is what you will find:

  • Aaron Carter: arrested for speeding and marijuana possession in Junction, TX. Source: TMZ 
  • Aaron Carter: Looks like a Meth Head. (See Photo Here)
  • Aaron Carter: Arrested in Georgia possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects. Source: Daily News
  • Aaron Carter: Looks Disgustingly Thin. (For example: Life Style

Yes, the photos are shocking, yes, it is unfortunate that he has had some minor problems with the law, and yes, it is concerning that he is so thin, but what makes the criticism towards Aaron so maddening, it the lack of effort that the media and general public don’t try to consider. Here are some facts for you, that specifically point out key times of Aaron’s life that have been traumatic and would make anyone struggle in life.

  • Parents Divorce around Aaron’s peak of success in 2003.
  • Bankruptcy, Owing the IRS over 2.5 Million (See video of Carter appearing on the TV show “Life or Debt” here: YouTube)
  • Death of Father (Heart-Attack?) (May 16th, 2017)
  • Death of Sister by Overdose. (January 31st, 2012)
  • Family Issues (Such as his mother keeping earnings from him, according to a source at ABC news.)
  • Eating Disorders

Considerations:

All I am saying is that he has been famous since the tender age of 7 years old, and like many child stars, he was over worked. If you also consider family troubles, financial troubles, and the diminishing fame, you can see why or how he may have had a rough life after his success. Just a few months ago he lost his father, and also lost his sister, a little over 5 years ago. Now, this is just the public information, so none of us knows what else Aaron and his family have gone through. We do know, however, that he went from showing off his huge mansion on MTV Cribs in 2003 to becoming broke, living in an apartment. (See “Life or Debt

Okay, Okay, I know you can’t blame all your problems on your past, but before you call him a crack head, a loser, or scary looking, just consider what he has been through and be reminded that he has feelings. Celebrity’s tend to always look like they have the privledged life, and a lot of them do, but some have internal problems that are deep, personal and private. (Take the unexpected death by suicide of Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, just last month, as an example).

Check out this video of Aaron breaking down during an interview, speaking about the harsh things people say about his looks:

On a more positive note, if you haven’t heard his latest music, you should definitely check it out. It is actually extremely good! Here is my favorite:

All we can do is hope for the best for Aaron, and wish him love, success and happiness. We are all human and deserve to be treated kindly, even when we mess up, make bad decisions or not meet America’s standard of what it looks like to be “beautiful” or “attractive” So, I will end this post by simply leaving you with this oh-so-adorable video of Aaron Carter way back when:

 

 

 

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Hello! My name is Crystal Kelley. I have a love for writing to express my thoughts on a variety of topics. I am always inspired by new things, therefore, what I will write about next is pleasantly unpredictable. I enjoy singing, drawing, playing piano, photography and my dog. Oh, and glitter really does run through my veins.

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