From the moment Adam Lambert graced the stage on American Idol, he was destined to be a star. Not only is the man incredibly talented, he knows exactly how to work a stage. Last night at the AMA’s he held nothing back and this of course brought the homophobes out in full force.
We all know and love Adam Lambert and accepts him just as he is but tell my why does he have to throw his sexuality in our faces? It seems that he’s more uncomfortable about is own sexuality than we are. His performance tonight may have been a great performance we really couldn’t tell because all the grinding a guy’s face into his crotch and shoving another guys’ tongue down his throat over shadowed his great vocals.
What did Adam do on that stage that we do not see nightly in prime time? Somehow simulated sex acts between the opposite sex is not problematic but a little crotch grinding and a kiss is enough to set people right off, if it involves a gay man. When Adam first entered the spotlight, many of teen fans speculated that he might be bisexual, rather than face the fact that they were looking at adult gay male sexuality straight in the face. Well people, this is what it looks like and if you can tolerate simulated straight sex, you can damn well tolerate what Adam did last night.
Adam is not leading a gay lifestyle, he is living his life. Period. He is not shoving it in anyone's face by following his natural inclinations. Many performers have gotten caught up in the moment and gone with their instincts and no one had a thing to say. The fact that people are homophobic in no way makes him responsible to lead a closeted life for anyone. Of course when the uber straight Kate Perry kisses a girl and liked it, it’s fine, but not so for a man. Does anyone see the hypocrisy here?
If watching Adam last night made you uncomfortable, it is a reflection of your bigotry and not his actions. Gay people have every right to express themselves in the same manner that straight people do without censure or ridicule. Sex is raunchy (well good sex anyway) and if we claim to be sexually liberated, the expression of passion should be acceptable. How many years has Madonna spent grabbing her crotch and swivelling her hips? How many songs have been written about heterosexual desire? Anyone remember Prince’s Cream? Get over it. This is homophobia pure and simple and to waste time even having to defend this evidences just how far we have to go, to be a tolerant equal society.