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Did Adam Lambert's Sexuality Cost Him American Idol Title? (Here it comes)
US Magazine ^ | May 21, 2009

Posted on 05/22/2009 6:16:06 AM PDT by Pinkbell

That's the argument raging online.

"It's difficult not to wonder if Lambert's sexuality played a role in Allen's victory," the Chicago Tribune's TV critic writes. "Though he never said whether he was gay, pictures of Lambert kissing other men appeared on the Internet during Season 8.

"If Lambert's popularity on Idol was any indication of how tolerant and accepting America has become, his loss may indicate there's still further to go," continues the Tribune writer.

Adds pro poker player (and recent Celebrity Apprentice runner-up) Annie Duke: "I seriously think Adam lost just because he is gay. Bummed. Bummed. Bummed."

Blog Examiner.com labels Lambert as "polarizing," stating: "Adam was too gay for America."

Lambert once again dodged questions on how his sexuality may have played into the results.

When asked his thoughts about blogs saying, 'If he wins [it's] because he's gay, or if he loses [it's] because he's gay,' Lambert told reporters jokingly: "Is that what they're gonna say? Those blogs have a lot of opinions, don't they? I think that Kris won because he's a great artist and I was happy to be a runner-up to that.

"If there's anything that can come from this experience, and I hope that all the fans out there can pick up on, is that even if you're really different, there's a way to get along with each other," Lambert continued. "And it's not about 'Oh, you beat me because of this,' or 'You, you're different.' It's about finding the common stuff that makes it work."

Ryan Seacrest pointed out on May 13's episode that, of the 88 million votes cast that week, only 1 million separated Allen and Lambert. In an Usmagazine.com poll of 84,000 readers Tuesday, the contestants were virtually tied.

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KEYWORDS: adamlambert; americanidol; fag; filmactorguild; homosexualagenda; idol
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I knew this was coming, and the liberal Adam fans are out already accusing those, as one said, "bible thumping conservatives" of voting against Adam because he is gay.

Funny comment at the website though.

A lib says:

To quote the "brit bloke" that america loves to hate... "this is a singing contest." American Idol is NOT a contest of "how masculine are you" nor is it a "how manly do you dress" contest. It is a contest of vocal talent. Both Adam and Kris have an amazing gift, albeit different styles. In my opinion both are equally talented. I also found them both to have very sweet dispositions, and both were very easy to listen to. If anything that either of them does in their "off time" had anything to do with who won or lost, it is a pity. It makes me sad that a country that prides itself on it's "acceptance of diversity" would lower itself to let something like the possibility of a contestant's sexuality being different from their own waver how they voted. As far as I am concerned, if Adam is as he appeared to be on the show (and I have a feeling he probably is) then regardless of his sexual orientation, he'd be the type of person that I would be proud to call a son-in-law... whether he be a partner to my daughter, or my son!

A conservative then says:

Shut the hell up you liberal waste of skin.

LOL!

1 posted on 05/22/2009 6:16:07 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

.......................uh. OK.


2 posted on 05/22/2009 6:19:30 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Pinkbell

It’s not a singing contest. It’s all PT Barnum.


3 posted on 05/22/2009 6:19:44 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Pinkbell

It could be that, or it could be that a lot of people couldn’t stand the constant shrieking with his tongue hanging out. The other kid is just more commercial and main stream. Glambert or whatever they are calling him belongs in a Vegas show or other similar venues.


4 posted on 05/22/2009 6:19:52 AM PDT by trtdenver
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To: Pinkbell

“the liberal Adam fans are out already accusing those, as one said, “bible thumping conservatives” of voting against Adam because he is gay. “

They can tell all THAT from a numeric TEXT message???!


5 posted on 05/22/2009 6:20:46 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Did many people vote FOR or against Obama because he was/is supposedly black?


6 posted on 05/22/2009 6:20:53 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Pinkbell

“the liberal Adam fans are out already accusing those, as one said, “bible thumping conservatives” of voting against Adam because he is gay. “

They can tell all THAT from a numeric TEXT message???!


7 posted on 05/22/2009 6:20:53 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: bvw

I think I liked the show better back when it was called, “Star Search.”


8 posted on 05/22/2009 6:21:32 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Pinkbell
"And it's not about 'Oh, you beat me because of this,' or 'You, you're different.' It's about finding the common stuff that makes it work."

Well said. So-called 'diversity' is a wedge to keep us separated into groups. Focusing on our differences is futile. It is the things we have in common that are important.

9 posted on 05/22/2009 6:21:39 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Pinkbell
To quote the "brit bloke" that america loves to hate... "this is a singing contest."

No, it's not a singing contest at all. Sure, they compete at singing, but it's really a pure popularity contest - who can become an "Idol" and seell the most records.

That's why they named the show what they did. If people want to buy more records from the straight guy than the fag, the straight guy SHOULD win.

10 posted on 05/22/2009 6:23:00 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Pinkbell

Didn’t watch any of it, but he sounds classier than his fans. it would be nice if he stayed that way.


11 posted on 05/22/2009 6:23:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: rovenstinez

I’d say the “voted FOR because of skin color” outnumbered the “voted against because of skin color”

by about 100 to 1.


12 posted on 05/22/2009 6:23:56 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: Pinkbell

You knew this would be coming. But the question that needs to be asked is, was he suppose to win because of his sexuality? I dont know what his sexuality is and I dont know of him ever stating it. So those that are implying that he is gay, they are guilty of something they hate, which is profiling. With that said he did have a great voice. What bothered me is his screaming. He sounded like a cat in heat. Kris showed he was more talented, by playing guitar and piano and being able to sing. Adam was more of a performer that musician. I think the right winner was picked and not because of ideology or sexual preference.


13 posted on 05/22/2009 6:23:56 AM PDT by Long Island Pete (Stupidity is in the DNA of liberals.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Exactly. Does anyone in their right mind think that if Elvis was gay, that wouldn’t have had just a wee bit of impact on his popularity?


14 posted on 05/22/2009 6:24:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Pinkbell

15 posted on 05/22/2009 6:24:23 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Crucify ! Crucify ! Crucify him!!)
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To: dfwgator
I think I liked the show better back when it was called, “Star Search.”

It was better yet when Chuck Barris hosted it and Jaye P. Morgan would ring the big bell thing when she didn't like an act.

16 posted on 05/22/2009 6:24:28 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Pinkbell

“Did Adam Lambert’s Sexuality Cost Him American Idol Title?”

I think he lost in spite of it.

Every media outlet I read that covered this season was raving about his hair and eyeliner. And gushing how nice it would be to have the gay guy win. Then America voted. And they voted for who they thought sang better.

In spite of the ‘pushing the gay guy’, the other kid won. Let the cries of ‘homophobe’ commence.


17 posted on 05/22/2009 6:24:33 AM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: Pinkbell

Adam might not have won AI but he won none the less by getting a recording deal and a fan base that should buy what ever crap he puts out. And as Hollyweird is run by the GAY MAFIA, he’ll have allies that should help him navigate the bath houses and glory holes that can help him succeed in the slimy music biz. I am sure Ryan Seacrest will be the first one in line to “help” Adam.

And let us not forget that Adam’s image was CRAFTED by the producers at AI. If they didn’t want Adam to look queer, they wouldn’t have let him use the eyeliner etc. If you forgot, the show is heavily scripted and nothing is left for chance.


18 posted on 05/22/2009 6:24:39 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: Pinkbell

What this year’s results have shown :

1. Young straight girls like straight young handsome charming guy, but not gays.

2. Ditto for straight cougars.

3. Lesbians don’t like straight guys, but they don’t like gay guys either (so they were neutral fence sitters)

4. While straight guys, young or old, don’t necessarily “like” straight guys, but they must almost hate gay guys.

5. Gay guys actually “prefer” to “like” straight young handsome charming guy more than fellow gay guys.

So you see, few like or vote for gays, not even themselves and remember the greatest love of all is when you love yourself.


19 posted on 05/22/2009 6:25:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Travis T. OJustice

LOL, all they need is Gene Gene the Dancing Machine.


20 posted on 05/22/2009 6:25:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Pinkbell

American Idol is still on Television?


21 posted on 05/22/2009 6:25:30 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Pinkbell
In a more informed society, Adam would be relegated to a San Fransissyco bathhouse.

The majority of Americanos simply fail to understand what exactly it is that homosexuals do to achieve their filthy orgasms.

22 posted on 05/22/2009 6:25:38 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholics voted based upon the teachings of the church, there would be no abortion and no Obomba.)
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To: bvw

You are completely wrong. Not only is Idol a singing contest, Idol is an exercise in achieving the American Dream.


23 posted on 05/22/2009 6:26:05 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Crucify ! Crucify ! Crucify him!!)
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To: bert
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24 posted on 05/22/2009 6:27:33 AM PDT by b4its2late (There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.)
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To: Pinkbell

The left...champions of diversity. But don’t be so diverse as to disagree with them.


25 posted on 05/22/2009 6:28:19 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: dfwgator

That was a fgood waste of a half hour back then. Where’s all the quality TV like that nowadays?


26 posted on 05/22/2009 6:29:31 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If that is true how did Adam get to the final 2 ???
According to you nobody voted for the gay guy.


27 posted on 05/22/2009 6:30:02 AM PDT by JohnRam
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To: Pinkbell

Adam was the more talented finalist. However, trying to look like a butched up version of Liza Minella has gotta cost ya.

Did his handlers even consider the voting audience (i.e., a very large percentage of female teeny boppers)?


28 posted on 05/22/2009 6:30:27 AM PDT by neocon1984
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To: Pinkbell

Credit to Adam for being gracious and not stupid about it in his loss.


29 posted on 05/22/2009 6:31:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Pinkbell

So it seems apparent that America spoke and they don’t like touchers. They need to get over it.


30 posted on 05/22/2009 6:31:10 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Pinkbell

Adam was a screamer not a singer.


31 posted on 05/22/2009 6:31:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Pinkbell

I’m actually kinda jealous...he puts on his makeup something like a million times better than I do...*sigh*


32 posted on 05/22/2009 6:34:11 AM PDT by RaiderRose (No thanks, Barry. You can keep the Change.)
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To: Pinkbell

Folks, this contest is called “AMERICAN IDOL.”

How idols of young boys wear dresses and black nail polish?

How many of the young girls who dream of dating their singing idol, have visions of growing up and dating a gay man?

How popular would Obama be if it was revealed that HE wore dresses and black nail polish?


33 posted on 05/22/2009 6:34:14 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m not into that sort of rock music, but my biggest complaint was the singing with the tongue out.


34 posted on 05/22/2009 6:35:11 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

I’d rather burn my ears out with a soldering iron than EVER listen to that American Idol pop music crap. They put a Kelly Clarkson song on in a store I was in last week and I ran screaming out the door. Please God is there anything that can save us from that MariahCarey-esque pop caterwauling? I don’t care if those banshees are gay or straight or animal lovers. I just wish they would go away. (Putting on John Lee Hooker)


35 posted on 05/22/2009 6:35:28 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Obamalama lied, the republic died.)
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To: rovenstinez

And how many voted for this guy because he was homosexual


36 posted on 05/22/2009 6:36:06 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Pinkbell
I think it was a simple matter of Kris being more broadly commercially appealing, especially to a significant demographic of teenage girls who buy a great deal of music, especially now on-line.

Adam has one of those other-worldly voices with an impossible range like Roy Orbison or Freddie Mercury. If you can close your eyes and ignore the flamboyant weirdness and listen to the voice alone, his vocal qualities are superior to those of Kris Allen, who is nonetheless quite talented. But Adam's stage persona is defined by a sexually ambiguous look and a theatrical nature that likely turned off some of his potential audience.

37 posted on 05/22/2009 6:36:10 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sorry, I meant SCREAMING with the tongue out.


38 posted on 05/22/2009 6:36:50 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Oldpuppymax

Considering that homosexuals permeate all of the entertainment industry and they are in fact highly successful in their careers, I can’t imagine that Adam Lambert’s sexual preferences had anything to do with the vote. That’s just a lame excuse for losing (and he apparently lost by the largest amount ever for the show).


39 posted on 05/22/2009 6:38:00 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Pinkbell

Could it be that maybe the straight guy was more talented than the breechloader?


40 posted on 05/22/2009 6:40:44 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("Baldrick, to you the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?")
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To: dfwgator
Does anyone in their right mind think that if Elvis was gay, that wouldn’t have had just a wee bit of impact on his popularity?

That would have made The King "The Queen".

And the King laughed not because he wanted to, but because....

41 posted on 05/22/2009 6:40:46 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Pinkbell

If you want to dress like a circus freak; don’t act surprised if people treat you like a circus freak.

If you want to wear black fingernail polish, prance about the stage like a flaming homosexual - don’t act surprised if there isn’t a parade held in your honor, any more than if you braided your hair in pig-tails and wore fuzzy bunny slippers.

This is a popularity contest, with vocals being a large part of the competition. What you like, doesn’t matter. What matters is what the audience likes, they are the one’s deciding your fate. So, if you chose to alienate them, this is a free but foolish decision that Adam acted on with relish.

His competition could have been gay, I frankly don’t know or care. But, Adam’s competition didn’t throw his sexuality into the audience’s face, did he? And he won. Maybe it’s not about sexuality, but in decorum - rub people’s nose in your personal obsessions, and you will alienate a portion of the audience you depend upon for your livelihood.

But don’t trust, ask the Dixie Chicks.


42 posted on 05/22/2009 6:40:59 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Pinkbell

I’m pretty impressed with Lambert’s attitude. It would have been easy to turn negative but there seemed to be a genuine friendship between him and Kris and he seems to understand that not “winning” American Idol probably isn’t going to impact his career at all. The world is his oyster no matter what.


43 posted on 05/22/2009 6:41:24 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: RebelTXRose
Adam Lambert didn't lose because he seemed gay. He never would have been in the top five without the screaming queen schtick.

In his case screaming isn't just a rhyming word. He frequently loses control of his falsetto with agonizing results. The judges affected not to notice because, like most pop culture pros, they thought the gay thing was just so cool. Lambert had a passionate following of people who saw him as a political cause because they want to promote alternative lifestyles. Without them, he would have disappeared weeks ago because he's not a particularly good singer, which is usually fatal in a singing competition.

Idol this year reminds me of Brokeback Mountain. The critics loved it. Every homosexual in America saw it five times. The rest of the world either yawned or was mildly disgusted.

Within two years, Adam Lambert will be appearing only in Where are They Now columns.

44 posted on 05/22/2009 6:42:18 AM PDT by fluffdaddy (Is anyone else missing Fred Thompson about now?)
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To: SeekAndFind

You nailed it. I could care weather he was gay. He was afeminate and that turned me off. I don’t think it helped him that he sang with kiss with two foot high platform shoes. I mean he is 6’2” already. Plus he had a Michael Jackson voice and persona. Now THAT creeped me out.


45 posted on 05/22/2009 6:42:53 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: andy58-in-nh
I think it was a simple matter of Kris being more broadly commercially appealing

In retrospect, Kris has a much broader audience, like cross-over country rock, as well as the teenage girls. Adam's superior vocal skills don't necessarily overcome Kris's wide musicality nor the now almost retro heavy metal screaming style Adam likes to highlight.

IMO there are more potential album sales for Kris in the future than Adam unless Adam expands beyond his favorite music.

46 posted on 05/22/2009 6:44:07 AM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: Seruzawa
I’d rather burn my ears out with a soldering iron than EVER listen to that American Idol pop music crap.

A music lover, eh?

47 posted on 05/22/2009 6:44:23 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("Baldrick, to you the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?")
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To: Pinkbell

No, he lost because there were 38 million votes from Kris Allen’s home state of Arkansas, which has a population of less than 3 million...


48 posted on 05/22/2009 6:45:06 AM PDT by Sloth (The tree of liberty desperately needs watering.)
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To: SeekAndFind
4. While straight guys, young or old, don’t necessarily “like” straight guys, but they must almost hate gay guys.

Yeah, but they don't watch American Idol so they didn't vote.

49 posted on 05/22/2009 6:45:43 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Better to convert enemies to allies than to destroy them)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
A 28 year old emo guy, trying to become the next teen idol? I'm sure that most had picked who they'd vote for a long time ago, but had Adam Lambert one, he wouldn't have done very well in record sales.

But should do fine on Broadway.

Personally, I'm glad the amateur won.

50 posted on 05/22/2009 6:46:09 AM PDT by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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