I’m sorry. I love a good gay man kiss. Too cute…but let’s not get distracted…
So I’m listening to Adam Lambert’s CBS interview about his recent naughtytime on the AMAs. Even after the article that I wrote yesterday about his performance and how it’s helping to further destroy our children, I wanted to look at this with an open mind, hoping that maybe he’d offer some sort of artist explanation for why things went the way they went.
Instead, he took the Chris Brown approach. And I threw up in my mouth a little.
I must say, Adam Lambert is a gorgeous gay man. But that doesn’t negate the fact that he comes off like an uber-prick. Little snippy statements like, “I’m not a babysitter, I’m a performer” and saying that he didn’t think about children because it was late at night just show immaturity and a lack of willingness to take responsibility for his actions.
He’s right, though. It is up to parents to monitor what their kids see. I totally agree. It’s wrong for us to expect the media to censor themselves for families at all times. And there were tons of other naughty things happening on the AMAs this year. But that doesn’t make his actions any more acceptable, you know?
Then he drove the knife thru my heart. When asked about double standards, he said that he thinks that it was an issue because he’s a gay male performer and people haven’t seen that before….as if men like Elton John and Divine had never come before him. In fact, Wikipedia has a list of 254 gay male musicians. He needs to get off that rainbow colored high horse.
People were not mad because you’re gay, Mr. Lambert. We know that you’re gay. We get it. People were mad because you simulated oral sex on stage and then proceeded to hump everything on stage in front of tons of people on ABC while singing naughty lyrics. That’s the issue. There is a line between what’s acceptable and what’s not, and you broke it. And he’s like “When I’m on stage, I don’t think about the fact that it’s network TV, or that kids are watching…” Then why not pick up becoming a musical porn star instead? Then you wouldn’t have to worry about censors, or rules, or dignity.
I love that at the end, he puts on his Chris Brown bowtie and plays it up like he’s “learning” and “new” and doesn’t understand the ways of the world. After basically telling everyone to take their upset-ness and shove it, he blames it all on being young and new and says that he’ll do better next time. Super side eye to you, Mr. Lambert. You might be able to fool your fans, but I don’t buy that crap. You knew what you were doing.
Check it. You’re an American Idol (for all that’s worth). You represent what is cool musically in the US. You were given an opportunity to shine for the people who voted for you, and you chose to instead rub your crotch in their (and your dancer’s) face.