You'll have been worrying, of course, how Simon Cowell has taken the news of Clay Aiken's coming out:
Oh, he's such a card, isn't he? Do you suppose he'd have said that to Aiken if Clay had come out to him?
Cowell then showed himself to be quite modern:
Yes. Who cares, eh, Simon? Although clearly enough people do to make it worth People putting the story on the cover. Clearly Clay cared enough that he felt unable - prior to fatherhood - to say the words that Cowell feels so screamingly obvious.
Who cares, eh, Simon? And yet this in a nation where that bunch of charmers turn up to picket soldiers' funerals not because the soldiers were gay, but because they died fighting for a country which has sort-of come to terms with homosexuality.
You might conclude that quite a lot of people care, Simon, and that's precisely why so late into his career Clay has finally found the courage to come out; precisely why it took so long.
You might conclude that quite a lot of people care when you read gunk like this, from an Aiken fansite:
If only it was an announcement that merited only a shrug.