Last Friday when Clay Aiken was guest host with Kelly Ripa on Live With Regis and Kelly, Clay put his hand over Kelly’s mouth to get her to stop talking in the middle of interviewing Dancing With The Stars Winner, Emmitt Smith. Kelly pushed away Clay’s hand and said, “I don’t know where that hand has been.”
Today on The View Rosie O’Donnell called Kelly out and said that comment was homophobic. Kelly called in to defend herself and clarified that she meant the comment to be about cold and flu season and it had nothing to do with the speculation about his sexuality. She said Clay was shaking every audience member’s hand and the hands of the guests and she was afraid that it was covered in germs. Kelly made a good point that Clay would have never done that to Regis because he respects Regis in a way he doesn’t respect Kelly and she had a problem with that.
Also did I miss Clay coming out of the closet? Is he gay? Do you think Kelly’s comment was homophobic? And was Clay totally inappropriate with Kelly, covering her mouth to get her to stop talking on her talk show? Talk back below.