Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Adam Lambert - Spinner Music (UK)
Posted on Apr 13th 2010 1:30PM by Joshua Ostroff
When confirming this week's 'American Idol' mentorship, Adam Lambert took to Twitter to reassure viewers. "Don't worry America," last year's runner-up tweeted, "I will be beyond family-friendly. Relax and enjoy. For Your Entertainment."
How is it possible that a singer who was on every single episode last year now has to pre-empt criticism by declaring his family-friendliness? Well, last season his sexuality was still a (thinly veiled) mystery. But after coming out publicly on the cover of Rolling Stone, the "unapologetically" flamboyant singer soon became a victim to the never-ending culture wars after his gloriously homoerotic performance on last fall's American Music Awards.
"It's like I have a target on my chest, but it comes with the territory," Lambert tells Spinner about his conservative critics. "It's like that high school mentality: If you're looking and putting energy into it, something about it is fascinating you, whether you like to admit it or not. I got your attention, that's why you're spewing negative hate at me, so I'm doing something right."
Indeed, Lambert's brush with controversy seems to have cemented his fledgling stardom, putting him up on a pop-culture pedestal alongside the likes of Lady Gagaand landing him a current Top 20 single with the aptly titled 'Whataya Want From Me,' while last season's winner, cutie-pie worship leader Kris Allen, has already fallen by the cultural wayside.
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