People need to just get over it!
Yes, we know. Adam Lambert is gay. When a French journalist asked him about the press centering around the issue, Adam responded:
"[My sexuality] remains one of the main topics of conversation, wherever I go. But it's OK, it doesn't bother me. When I'm abroad, people mostly ask me why they talk about it so much in the U.S.! And it's normal, because there are very few openly gay artists. I just don't want it to overshadow my music, and this can be the case because of the media, who have a tendency to sensationalize the issue."
When asked if he was capitalizing on his "coming out" by writing a song called Aftermath, Adam said:
"Pop is so commercial that when there's a cause that you can support in an honest manner and when you can influence people to make their life better, I don't think you should pass up the opportunity. It's very exciting to be able to do something meaningful, beneficial. Even if it's only a simple pop song, there's an intent behind it, which is to help people to better accept who they are.
This album allowed me to introduce myself to the public and the media, to show them what I do. So if I have the opportunity to continue in this business, it won't be necessary to talk about [my sexuality] anymore, because it will already have been talked about. What else can they say?"
So true. With his Grammy nomination and a promise of a new album being recorded next year, let's hope everyone can just begin to focus on his music and not his sexuality.
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