Clay Aiken may have taken his decision to come out on the cover of PEOPLE seriously, but funnyman Jimmy Kimmel found some light-hearted humor in the revelation.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night, the host joked during the opening monologue, "The big story today – yeah, I know there's an election going on, and a war, and the economy's a mess, but each of those stories takes a backseat, if you will, to this cover of PEOPLE magazine: Clay Aiken is gay. That's right."
"You know what, I had a feeling he was. I did – although he made no mention of this at all at our fantasy football draft."
The comedian then showed a parody cover featuring season two American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and the cover line: "Yes, I'm Black!"
On a more serious note, Kimmel said he was happy for the singer, but then cracked he feared for Aiken’s fanbase: "I hope the Claymates, God bless their souls, don't take this too hard. If it's any consolation, there's no way he could have married all of you anyway."