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Adam Lambert: I Don't Want A Beard!

Adam Lambert: I Don't Want A Beard!

Here are a few more choice quotes from Rolling Stone‘s story “Wild Idol: The Psychedelic Transformation and Sexual Liberation of Adam Lambert,” on newsstands now.

On experiencing discrimination: A few years ago, I did a musical with Val Kilmer, The Ten Commandments at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. I was finally personally awakened, wearing nail-polish, feeling attractive and comfortable in my own skin for the first time. We’d go out sometimes with Val, and it was the first time I’d ever been around a celebrity — it felt really fabulous. One night, we hung out at his house and Sean Lennon came over to jam with us. I was like, John Lennon’s son? This is the coolest thing I’ve done in my life. But I had a lot of problems with the people putting on the show. One day, the director pulled me aside and said, “Can you turn it down? The producers are a little uncomfortable. It’s a little too … gay.” I was like, “Um, are we doing a musical here? I’m sorry, there are fags all over the place, dude.” It was very upsetting.

On making his sexuality public: There are so many old-fashioned ways of looking at things, and if we want to be a progressive society, we have to start thinking in a different way. There’s the old industry idea that you should just make sexuality a non-issue, just say your private life’s your private life, and not talk about it. But that’s bullshit, because private lives don’t exist anymore for celebrities: they just don’t. I don’t want to be looking over my shoulder all the time, thinking I have to hide, being scared of being found out, putting on a front, having a beard, going down the red carpet with some chick who is posing as my girlfriend. That’s not cool, that’s not being a rock star. I can’t do that.

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# 2

Kudos to Adam for being himself! I respect him so much for not choosing at every turn on idol to bring up the gay issue. Everyone knew he was gay and Adam knew he was at Idol to sing and not parade his sexuality. I respect him so much for coming out as well and doing it on his own terms.

# 3
STEPHANIE W @ 06/10/2009 at 5:27 pm

love him to death. i think he will be revolutionary.

# 4

Adam is becoming alittle to pretentious for my taste.

Same insecurities I talked about in a previous post are confirmed all doubters.

ADAM “I was finally personally awakened, wearing nail-polish, feeling attractive and comfortable in my own skin for the first time”

He wears makeup and nail polish to mask his insecurity. SAD!

Like I said before Guys shouldn’t wear makeup. There are skincare products to fix problem prone skin.

No hate from here, just wise words.

Just watch all these Adam fans attack me for stating the obvious. Truth Hurts.

# 5

Why not have a beard? Hugh Jackman has one!

# 6

just shut up and sing for crying out loud. i am sooooo sick of hearing celebrities run their mouths for publicity. shouldn’t his art be enough? and nail poish to make you feel good? give me a break.

# 7

He is just excellent!

Sadly, he is way to big for some of yours small minds.

# 8

he don’t want a beard cuz she likes to dress and being a tranny!

# 9

#5 samantha
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ITA…. Hugh Jackman sure does have a beard.
His wife is proof that Hugh is gay.
She is a hound!

WentsWorthit @ 06/10/2009 at 5:45 pm

Kris who?

urrgh… this weeks RS is gonna be a waste.

I think if we want to be a society of tolerance then we need to stop making a story of someone “coming out” a headline. It should be treated like any other story. If he is gay so what. Does it matter to the quality of his music, his talent.. no.. I can’t see GAY on a CD.. so I don’t care one way or the other. I think it is great that he may be a role model for others, but we need to stop making these stories HEADLINE NEWs.. Adam is an amazing artist.

That is enough for me…

i really love his honesty

# 4 Jake

You are so very incorrect! He’s gay and that’s the reason for nail polish or whatever…..Not that he is insecure! He’s gay. Those are normal things for gay people.

You- Jake are the insecure person. Can’t swallow it because of your own closed mindedness. He seems like a pretty smart guy that has a good head on his shoulders. He is also an awesome talent that will go a long way. And FYIF…I am a straight married woman. I do have gay friends and they are all very nice people and I am proud to call them my friends.

Jake- your comments- “wise words” are actually stupid closeminded words. and no…..it’s not the truth at all

You need to wake up and face the real world and stop being so “middle America”…… this is the 21st century. Not the 1800′s

WAKE UP

Jamie #14–he’s gay and that’s the reason for nail polish?? your gay friends must think you are an idioit for saying this.
sexual preference does NOT equal make-up wearing. that’s like saying all lesbian’s don’t wear make-up.
there are PLENTY of artists out there that are not gay that wear nail polish.

i don’t like his voice and i wish if criss won it
and about the gay thing ,, i think this is his life every one sees what he think that it s good for him so i wont talk about this, i respect him as a humain and as a singer but i really don’t like his voice not as much as criss

kawtar from morocco

Yeah, this dude is really suffering.

I remember when I made the cover of Rolling Stone. As a musician, it was certainly the low point of MY life. Oh, the oppression!

# 15

Don’t put words in my mouth. You are not understanding anything. I did not say that only gay guys wear polish or makeup. Each gay person is different. He happens to be gay and likes nail polish and happens to be very “glam”. Nothing wrong with that. I have lesbian friends that wear make up and a few don’t.

YOU are the idiot for only “reading” what you want.

anyway…I could care less if he wears makeup, polish or whatever….what really counts is that he has TALENT.

Jake Gyllenhaal are you listening and paying attention? You don’t have to come out, but God, dump that horrible Witherbeard.

Jeannified @ 06/10/2009 at 7:21 pm

Go Adam, GO!!!

I loooooove Adam. So smart and so fearless. Such a great artist. He is going to change music. Good on him for not having a beard. ..(although don’t use the word “chick” adam). Anyhoot, I will be there buying all his albums and seeing his tours. Awesome!

GOD I LOVE HIM SO MUCH HE IS THE BEST THING EVER TO HAPPENED TO ME AND ALOT OF PPL AND ESPECIALLY TO AI .. HE IS SO BRAVE AND COOL AND VERY TRUE TO HIMSELF AND I HOPE PPL APPRECIATE HIS HONESTY CUZ U CAN’T FIND ONE LIKE HIM NOW N THESE DAYS HE HAVE THE WHOLE PACKAGE .. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE HIM AND I WILL NEVER CHANGE MY OPINION ON HIM HE IS AN AMAZING FLAWLESS ARTIST AND A GREAT HUMAN BEING WITH THE GOLDEST HEART EVER .. HE IS THE BEST EVER WHETHER PPL LIKE IT OR NOT :) I AM SO PROUD OF U ADAM BABY AND OF BEING YOUR CRAZY DIEHARD FAN ;)

I liked him better before reading these interviews. It’s great that he knows who he is and that he is proud of it, but he is starting to seem very self-absorbed and it’s sort of turning me off. I hope that isn’t so because he seemed so genuine and I really liked him for that.
I hope that after this interview he stops talking about it to the media in order to keep focus on his music. If people want to know, it is all in the magazine, so he shouldn’t waste the time talking about it. Yes, it is hard to keep your personal life out of the media, but no one is forcing you to talk about it more than once. It is clarified and I think it should be left here.

Haha, I love him sooooo much. He’s so logical and not an extremist like Perez or something.

is wrinkle face still coming out?
sorry wrinkle face ur boring
stick 2 what ur good at and make some music and stop talking

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