Pop singer Aaron Carter walked back his endorsement of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over the weekend — claiming to have received death threats over his public support — and pledged to not vote in the upcoming election.
In February, Carter endorsed Trump by asking his 500 thousand followers, “Does America want to have a president who FOLLOWS or someone who leads? I vote For @realdonaldtrump.”
The 28-year-old was inundated with personal attacks and described as “racist,” “xenophobic,” and “sexist” by scores of Twitter users.
After one user asked others to contact the singer’s management team to request he be dropped for supporting “bigotry,” he responded, “You have NO RIGHT to bully me and do this over my political views you need to stop I said the things I don’t condone.”
Carter took to Twitter on Sunday to claim he had been “bullied” out of voting for Trump.
After one of Carter’s followers posted, “[You] voting for trump but I still love [you],” he replied: “I honestly don’t think I will at this point. I’ve been bullied so badly because of it I don’t even want to vote now.”
The singer and brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter then wrote that he had received “death threats” over his Trump endorsement, after another follower told him he should exercise his right to vote.
The singer later wrote: “And I actually thinks it’s quite contradicting that people come at me for my beliefs but are doing the exact thing to me that they hate.”