Aaron Carter Looks to Famed Gay Bar Chain Hamburger Mary’s to Resurrect His Career
After coming out as bisexual over the weekend, Aaron Carter isn’t wasting any time booking gigs at gay bars. Earlier today, the child pop star announced that he would be doing a pop-up show at infamous LGBT-restaurant chain Hamburger Mary’s in his hometown of Brandon, Florida.
The singer wrote on Instagram: “See you Thursday at this almost sold out pop up show in my hometown! Love y’all!”
Hamburger Mary’s is a gay-themed burger restaurant chain that started in San Francisco, California in 1972. Their motto is: “An open-air bar and grill for open-minded people”, along with, “Eat, drink, and be… MARY!” The eateries are often in gayborhoods with decos that is campy and flamboyant. The menu items include humorously named items. Each location is unique with a large dance floor in Long Beach and a microbrewery in Chicago.
The U.S. locations include:
Hamburger Mary’s was also a sponsor of the RuPaul’s Drag Race web series UnTucked. The queens would often find delicious samplings of their menu waiting for them backstage in the dressing room.
Carter came to fame as a child pop star during the late ’90s and early 2000s. He is the younger brother of Backstreet Boys alum Nick Carter and has previously dated two famous actresses and singers: Hillary Duff and Lindsay Lohan.
After stating his love for all of his fans, Carter wrote: “There’s something I’d like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life. This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me.”
He then says that he grew up in the entertainment industry at a very young age — he started performing at the age of seven — and at age 13, “I started to find boys and girls attractive.”