Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert comes out, signs record deal"

American Idol 2009 runner-up Adam Lambert has finally ended the speculation about his sexuality: "I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay."

Adam Lambert said it in his highly anticipated Rolling Stone cover (pictured). He reveals that he put off the topic of his sexuality for so long because he just wanted to make sure he came out in the coolest way possible: "Right after the finale, I almost started talking about it to the reporters, but I thought, 'I'm going to wait for Rolling Stone, that will be cooler,'" he says in the issue out this Friday. "I didn’t want the Clay Aiken thing and the celebrity-magazine bullshit. I need to be able to explain myself in context."

This is great! He didn't wait years like Clay Aiken until the revelation was a bit of a redundant joke. This will help Lambert's career big time, I predict.

Read the full Entertainment Weekly article here.


IamMesmerized said...

Who cares? He's an entertainer ... not some gal's boyfriend, future husband, son-in-law, etc.... unless the laws in the US catch up with the laws in many provinces in Canada.

IamMesmerized said...

I could care less. He’s an enterainer and it has no bearing on his talents. The only thing I would fault him for is getting another dig in at Clay. Adam and Clay come from two entirely different backgrounds and it was very easy for Adam to be Adam. His parents deserve major kudos for that.

Clay’s background was entirely different and it was hard for him … not to mention the fact that he was probably not “allowed” to come out while he was with RCA.

Six years isn’t a long time but when it comes to acceptance of the GLTB community, it has come a long way baby!