David Archuleta Walks Into a Gay Bar, Chaos Ensues

Alex Blagg / April 19, 2010

David Archuleta would very much like his fans to know: Don’t worry, he’s totally into the ladies. American Idol runner-up Archuleta sent shock waves through the nation this week when it was reported that he had visited New York gay nightclub Club 57 over the weekend, leaving many to wonder if he was preparing to complete the trifecta set up by Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert before him. 

But, as is usually the case with Archuletta, there’s a perfectly innocent explanation for it all, so just calm down, everybody. Turns out Archie was just lending support to a buddy, Filipina “Pyramid” singer Charice Pempengco. The misunderstanding did, however, lead to a series of comically awkward posts on Archuleta’s Twitter account as he struggled to explain the situation. At first Archuleta clarified,

“Mental note to self: always ask where before you go! Wasn’t my kind of place lol, and I had no clue! I guess you live and learn. The upside was that Charice was awesome, and she has an incredible voice. Hope that clears things up! Been seeing some of the tweets.. sheesh!”

Then, realizing that his words might be construed as not particularly friendly to the homosexual community, Archie played the “some of my best friends are gay” card:

“I have friends who are gay, and they’re great people. Whether they’re gay or not doesn’t change how I think of them. I have nothing against anyone, I’m sorry if that’s how it came across. I’m just not into the partying scene lol.”

LOL indeed. It seems that being in the wrong place at the wrong time is a hereditary disposition for the Archuleta men.