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Adam Lambert Is Gay, Says Kara DioGuardi

Adam Lambert Is Gay, Says Kara DioGuardi

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is openly gay, says Idol judge Kara DioGuardi.

“I don’t think that Adam was ever in [the closet],” she says in a taped interview airing Friday on The View. “I think he was always openly out. I never thought he wasn’t.”

When asked by Barbara Walters whether Adam‘s perceived sexuality may have swayed voters, Kara said, “Well, first of all, I hope not … because we should be judging on talent and viability in the music industry and they both [Adam and winner Kris Allen] had that.”

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  • Sammy123

    im sorry but her body is awful…! it looks like shes just been rescued from being trapped in a cupboard for 3 weeks with no food and water, someone throw her some chicken..!

  • Babydoll♥

    She has no wast at all.And it’s not because she’s thin, it’s just the way she was built.I have seen anorexic people and they still have a wast.I’d hate it if i didn’t have a wast though, i’d feel like a boy.


    “It’s not true i had nothing on, i had the radio on”

  • ALNONfan

    Of course everyone knows Adam is gay, but he won’t come out and say it just yet…He is waiting to get paid to come out on the cover of his issue of Rolling stone magazine when his issues comes out very soon. That is so not cool.

  • sillyme

    Can someone please explain what “openly gay” means? I never heard Adam say he was gay on the show. I didn’t even give it a thought until Perez Hilton splashed some pics of Adam with other guys on his web site. Adam certainly doesn’t LOOK gay (see Clay Aiken, and Perez Hilton). I don’t think most people watching the show knew unless they read some of the blogs.

    I think there is a bit of a double standard, though. If a female contestant had posed for some of the pics that Adam had posed for, she probably would have been thrown from the show.

  • jo

    So what if he’s gay, he’s a great singer. he can do whatever he wants with his life. NObody needs to put words in his mouth

  • mary

    I don’t care if he is or not!! Love his music…..

  • You/Me

    Ugh, after the stunt Kara pulled when she tried upstaging Bikini Girl why would anyone even listen to what she has to say?! Kara annoyed me before but after that cry for attention I’m-so-jealous-of-this-younger-woman-so-I’m-going-to-try-and-make-her-look-silly crap she pulled I absolutely will not watch American Idol next season if Kara is coming back. The woman is a moron, and a desperately needy one at that.

  • Amanda

    I appreciate the fact that he hasn’t commented on it. It shows that he wants the focus to be on what is important, which is music, not his sexuality.

  • chris

    Why are Heteroseuxals SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO obsessed with this?



  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    who cause if he’s gay. he seems like a really cool dude, what does it matter? kara should stfu. well, not really, but who cares. LOL.. the gays care way to much about this. gay’s ALWAYS want everyone else to be gay.


    Um Kara when you are you coming out of the closet we all know that
    you are a lesbian.. And a big dike at that… So go ahead and show
    your body just think of what the contestants must of thought between
    Kara and her bikini and Paula and her 1980′s dance performance..

    Wow why not have Simon decide what he thought of Paula’s singing
    and dancing..

  • http://; me

    ewwwwwwww gay Kill yourself

  • lori

    kara i dsont think he wanted to be known as the gay guy who almost won, maybe thats why he ddint come out.

    pereez is making a big deal about it to

    who cares, go away kara

    sarver will kill adam if he coems out

  • amy

    a lot of people dont care if Adam is gay or not. He is a good singer regardless. Kara has no business telling everyone. Hope she doesn’t come back next series.

  • Sara
  • tx mom

    shut up on it. it doesn’t matter. he’s brilliantly coy.

  • sum

    I’d put that prepubescent’s boy’s body away if I was her.

  • tx mom

    and.. regardless he does the entire male species right. my husband is SO benefiting from ADAM. unbelEEEvably.

  • Lisa

    First of all, lets rethink this for a minute “I think he was always openly out. I never thought he wasn’t.” – She did think he wasn’t gay at a certain point and it’s during the audition, it was obvious she had a slight crush on him considering she went all blushy-giggly when he kissed her hand. That’s one.

    Second off, who is she to actually speak, no offense but I think if anyone should be talking about Adam’s sexuality it is Adam himself – otherwise no one, no matter what the case, has a right to speak. Since he’s not talking, I don’t think Kara or anyone else around Adam should be speaking. No matter what the cause.

    Third, gay or not, Adam’s a singer, this is a talent show, this is a show about musical talent not about sexuality and what people think of homosexuals – so lets hope people aren’t dumb enough to have voted for this that way. And even if they did, i’d feel sorry that people in this world still act that way after humans like Harvey Milk made history.

    Adam’s a great singer, a wonderful performer and a really sweet guy, homosexual, or not, people should see his musical abilities.

  • raena

    who cares if Adam is gay or not? It’s his personal life. What counts is that he seems like a wonderful person, a terrific singer with so much talent among other things….

    I really hope people did not vote for him because they thought he was gay. That’s really silly and not the point of the American Idol contest.

    Oh…and oh….he’s cute!

  • vietgal

    Kara is not gay according to aol she is engaged to some guy. i dont care is he is gay. his eyes are amazing but he wears to much makeup. i dont like the dark look he should go back to his natural color which i think is blonde according to footage from high school. too bad cuz people thought he was the next Elvis.

  • mickey


  • t

    to skinny guys body ewwwww

  • ganymede30324

    So we keep reading that an openly gay guy is suddenly coy about his identity after all the hype over how his runner-up status supposedly had to do with his sexuality. If Adam is SOOO much more talented and marketable than anyone else, then why NOT allow his talent to speak for itself?

  • lala

    Its one thing to be gay, but keep it to yourself. When you start milking it for covers and making money off your sexuality, you lose my support. I no longer will be buying anything from this flaming homo.

  • KutieKara

    Amen, “Lala!”

    Kara looks fabulous in her bikini. Paula Abdul… not so much.

  • pt


    I think homosexuals are more obsessed with this — really.

  • taylor swift lover

    1 i don’t think that it matters that adam is gay he has a really good voice and thats what matters in the music world and kara is not gay but she took it 2 far with the bikini 2 just cuz adam is gay dosn’t meen we have to dislike him i bet u we all no at least 1 person in our every day lives who r gay !!!

  • lakers fan in boston

    pretty obvious he’s gay
    the way he dresses and talks
    not h8ing on the gays, there r some actually cool gay ppl, specially in boston
    and also perez post some pics of him with some guys….come on ppl, it’s obvious…it’s another clay aiken

    btw she looks totally nasty, i love skinny chicks, but she seems a bit 2 skinny 2 me, she has no assets at all, not a good face,boobs, ass, or cuteness

  • Mari

    I kinda liked Kara in the beginning, but everyday she proves to the world what a sad little person she is….
    I mean, is it of her business to talk about Adam’s life?? In my opinion she was just trying to take the focus of the probable next question about the single that she wrote for the winner of American Idol!! Seriously guys, do you see Randy, Simon or Paula talking about any of the contestants private lifes?? Or did anyone ever saw Paula trying to prove that she can sing and be as hot as “bikini girl” by showing semi naked in the finale, with the excuse of “charity”??
    As i said: Kara’s a sad, sad person. I feel sorry for her!

  • Anne

    Kara is one of my favorite judges on American idol. Her advice, the majority of the time, is right on the money. Not to mention, she’s been in the industry for years, so she knows what she’s talking about.

    However, I don’t understand why she is speaking out about this. It really isn’t anybody’s business, but Adam’s.

    Besides that, it really doesn’t matter if he’s gay. His voice is incredible and his music is insanely amazing.

  • Jen

    who cares if he’s gay or not.. he’s cute, cool and really talented guy

  • michelle


    are u crazy?
    it was so obvious…I knew he was gay from his first audition…u must be from another world

  • Duh

    ….and grass is green. Adam will have a great career as a cabaret singer or on broadway. His brand of talent does not have mass appeal (loser of AI). He coyness is also irritating and done for the sole purpose of giving hope to the grannies who are in lust with him.

  • Kira

    DUH!! Didn’t Perez Hilton out Adam a few weeks ago when he showed Adam and his “boy? Yes ,he did!!

  • who cares?

    i totally agree with sillyme @ 05/29/2009 at 11:36 am, it is sad that this country still has double standards, when clearly men and women will and always will be equal at least seen as from an intelligent person.

  • Sheri

    Adam – a great talent – a forceful presence – a beautiful soul and a handsome face. What difference does it make who he chooses to share his life with. He has brought joy to many of us who watched and listened to him every week; and, wished we could be as at ease with our own lives as he appeared to be. I personally wish him well in his future endeavors and will be there in line waiting to buy his first CD. Way to go, Adam – enjoy your life!

  • who cares?

    @KutieKara: Who the hell cares if he’s open about his sexuality. at least he has an open mind about it and is not some closeted faggot like you and lala. just go suck a cock or take one up your ass just the way you like it you stupid prick.

  • Lucas


    or maybe he won’t come out at all. because for some of us gay folks being gay ain’t something we feel the need to proclaim from the mountain top. it’s one part of our lives. it’s not the end all and be all of who we are. that we don’t walk around yelling “I”m gay, I’m gay, I’m gay” all over, wearing pins and t-shirts saying “I’m gay” etc doesn’t mean we are ashamed of it. we would just rather be judged by the quality of our character as a whole,not on our gayness

  • Yar

    OMG who cares! I still think he’s cute and sexy. The gays are lucky to have him!

  • chrissie

    u people:(
    c’mon! who cares if he’s gay
    the fact is he’s really COOL n’ a GREAT SINGER!!!

  • Amy

    EVERYONE LAY OFF ADAM.. IF HE WANTS TO SAY HES GAY OR NOT..its about talent not about if hes gay. STOP saying he’s gay because we dont know for sure yet! Hes a rocker and he dresses that way because hes a ROCKSTAR!! When the rolling stones issue comes out next week he will revile if hes gay or not

  • mary

    I am just getting over the disappointment that Adam was robbed of the American Idol title. Just ridiculous that any of the other lesser beings should get it. Kris should simply hand the trophy to Adam its rightful owner. Same in the UK Susan Boyle robbed of the title to a bunch of robot bores.

  • Vestes de Cuisine

    Adam has to be gay. If he isn’t, then what is he?

  • ****

    Puh-leez! American Idol is nothing but a stupid popularity contest. Talent doesn’t even factor into it.

  • Caroline

    Finally, a woman who DOESN’T have a super tiny waist. I’m built exactly like her, and I always feel so awkward when people give me strange stares and say things like “Where’s your waist?”

  • al7an

    sooooooo ugly body kara go to hell. and adam is sooooo amazing singer am from iraq and i love him very much and i dont care if he is gay or not i only care he is a good singer .