H8Monga: I've been wondering why people have made so many jokes about music pop stars like N'Sync, Backsteet Boys, and Clay Aiken being gay? When it comes to the "boy band" groups, I've never heard anyone calling the all-male singing groups before them gay... Boyz II Men, New Edition, The Temptations... Is it a racial thing? Are blacks supposed to make a certain type of music and whites another? Is crossing the race/genre line a no-no? N'Sync and BSB are white guys who sing pop music that has roots in black R&B. Is it that the harder rock audience looks down on them because they are not like rock bands? I don't understand why they get teased so much. As for Clay, his sexuality never concerned me and I thought the jokes that Leno and Conan make about him were unfair. The guy has a plus for me in my book for being abstinent. Is that a reason? Is it his hair? Is it his clothes? Or again, the way he sings? Anyone have any ideas about the jokes behind them versus other bands, groups, and singers??