Clay Aiken's RNC tweet stirs accusations of racism
Clay Aiken, singer, actor, American Idol runner-up and activist for children with disabilities, was accused by country star and staunch Republican John Rich of racism after the former tweeted suspect remarks about diversity (or the lack thereof) at the Republican National Convention.
Aiken tweeted Tuesday night that he was:
"Playing drinking game with my brother now. We drink every time we see a black person on screen at the RNC convention. #soberasamormon"
— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) August 29, 2012
That prompted a tsk-tsk reply from Rich a few minutes later. "I wonder how long it will be till @clayaiken takes that idiotic post down," he wrote. "Clay, you're better than that...I hope. Sincerely, JR."
Rich, one half of the country duo Big & Rich, endorsed John McCain in 2008 and performed at the RNC that year.
Aiken, who runs the National Inclusion Project, offered this chiding retort:"My charity is. Why isn't your party? ;-) @johnrich: @clayaiken I thought your charity was for inclusion, not EXCLUSION. What happened?"