Adam Lambert proud of his sexuality

Adam Lambert Rolling StoneAmerican Idol runner up Adam Lambert has signed a record deal with 19 Entertainment and RCA Recordings. “I’m thrilled that we’ve come to a creative and collaborative partnership and look forward to developing a really exciting album,” Lambert, 27, said in a statement. “We are 100 percent on the same page and are all anxiously awaiting the start of the recordings. It’s going to be ridiculous! Get Ready!!!” Lambert is also currently getting ready for the Idols Live Tour, which hits only two Canadian venues: Vancouver’s General Motors Place on July 8 and Hamilton’s Copps Coliseum on August 14. The press release encourages fans to check out Lambert on the cover of the next issue of Rolling Stone, due out Friday, in which he states, “I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear I’m gay.” He adds: “Right after the finale, I almost started talking about it to the reporters, but I thought, ‘I’m going to wait for Rolling Stone, that will be cooler. I’m proud of my sexuality.”

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  1. Emily • June 9, 2009 @ 11:21 AM

    Adam Lambert is the best! he so should have won but I’m sure he’ll do quite well despite the fact that he came in second (i actually think he’ll do bettter than chris) and i’m happy he chose to wait to come out to the public in Rolling Stone. it just seems classier and more “adamish” in a way 😛 he’s awesome

  2. josie • June 9, 2009 @ 11:41 AM

    he’s a great singer.
    but i don’t agree with homosexuality. too bad he’s fallen into that trap…

  3. sparklingwall • June 9, 2009 @ 12:22 PM

    Oh Josie, I hope you realize the amount of crap you can stir up with those two sentences. “But I don’t agree with homosexuality. too bad he’s fallen into that trap.”
    I’m just going to be proud of myself for not commenting on that anymore. Be the bigger person… haha..
    As for Adam, I think its awesome that he’s proud. Be who you are and be proud of it!

  4. Nancy • June 9, 2009 @ 1:14 PM

    I don’t agree with it either, Josie. I don’t consider it a “trap” though, I also don’t like his singing…he’s too theatrical and that gawd awful tongue of his, every time he starts howling it comes out. Quite funny.

  5. STEVE-O • June 9, 2009 @ 1:48 PM

    Disgusting human being.

  6. Moviefan • June 9, 2009 @ 2:35 PM

    I love Adam, on American Idol he seems to have had a great childhood with amazing, understanding parents (love his parents, they seem so sweet). He has an amazing voice, I’m not that fond of his screaming but on songs where he doesn’t scream, he’s one of the best singers I’ve ever heard. Not sure why he’s proud to be gay though. I’m straight – I’ve never thought to be proud of it, it’s just the way I am, I don’t think I have a choice. Same as the colour or gender we are, it’s not a choice, we’re born that way. Is he saying he wasn’t born that way, he chose it and that’s why he’s proud? Because on the show it seems he was probably that way from birth – he didn’t like sports, liked playing dress up… etc.

  7. Mike • June 9, 2009 @ 3:14 PM

    Josie and Stev-0,

    Your comments represent the epitome of ignorance. I am in awe that in this day in age people are still capable of injecting absolutely disingenuous rhetoric into discourse surrounding sexuality. To suppose that homosexuality is a “trap” that one can fall into displays a level of ignorance that really isn’t worthy of rebuttal. Furthermore, to dismiss someone as a “disgusting human being” solely on the basis of their sexuality constitutes nothing less than a prejudiced consciousness that represents the very worse in humanity. It is ignorance like this that has fueled the many masochistic events of our human past. 🙁

  8. Jim • June 9, 2009 @ 3:31 PM

    I agree with Mike whole heartedly, however I don’t think that the intended recipients of his rebuttals will understand what he is saying. It is pure ignorance to think of sexuality as a trap and the intelligence displayed on those comments directly reflects their intelligence level. Do you believe that being born a man or a woman, or black or white is a “trap?”
    Nancy’s comment was commendable. She doesn’t agree with it. Fair enough. She didn’t go on and on with sheer ignorance to the subject at hand degrading a human being for the way they were born or the choices they have chosen.

  9. jo • June 9, 2009 @ 3:40 PM

    Movie fan I think he said he’s proud because when he was growing up he probably was ashamed but he’s proud of how he dealt with it I don’t think he choose it but whatever just my opinion I could be wrong and STEVE-O and Josie people who lower anyone because of their gender/sexual orientation/race are disgusting human beings you can disagree with it and still be respectful like Nancy did but lowering people because of things they cannot control is appalling

  10. sparklingwall • June 9, 2009 @ 3:47 PM

    It makes me so happy to see the majority of the posts to this article are supporting him and not putting him down 🙂 Maybe there IS progress in this world!

  11. Jo-Anne. • June 9, 2009 @ 3:51 PM

    couldn’t agree more, Emily, well said!

  12. Spanky • June 9, 2009 @ 3:56 PM

    If there was a country of just stupid people Steve and Josie would be be there leaders. The rest of you are just GAY! That show is nothing but ASS, how many season’s and it has only produced 2 stars Carrie and Kelly. The show is obviously fake and the outcome scripted but yet morons all over the states eat it up. I can’t believe crap like that gets to stay on t.v. and great shows get cancelled, reality t.v. needs to die!

  13. lily • June 9, 2009 @ 4:08 PM

    Jo I love everything you said, also Jim, Mike and sparklingwall (hey, pretty name!). Spanky, I LOVED your first sentence but you went and ruined it with the rest.

  14. mandee • June 9, 2009 @ 4:59 PM

    how can it be a scripted show? they dont decide who is going to win, the viewers do. anyways, about the article. its sad that i wont get to marry adam now lol. im glad that he was open and upfront about his sexuality, i love everything about this guy and im glad that hes proud to be who he is. in response to (whoever said) why is he proud? hes proud because being gay is hard, look at all the people just on this site alone that are willing to call him dirty names (yes i call disgusting a dirty name when in reference to this) just because he isnt the standard definition of a human being. there is nothing wrong with being gay. if straight people were insulted and degraded for being straight, im sure then THEY would also be proud of themselves for being straight. adam seems like a very delightful person to know, i wish i had of met him and got to know him at some point. i read he signed on for 19 records or something like that, and im so excited for him. i cant wait til he comes out with cds. he is amazing and brilliant in every way.

  15. mandee • June 9, 2009 @ 5:00 PM

    oops, i hope no one takes the “standard definition of a human being” statement the wrong way. it sounds like i meant that he isnt normal, and i dont think hes normal. i think he is better than normal.

  16. Carol • June 9, 2009 @ 5:50 PM

    I agree with Josie, I think in this world it should be okay to say you don’t agree with homosexuality but can still like the person. I don’t agree with it, or drug use, but I know people who do that stuff, and I like them. It’s what makes us each different. So Josie, hats off to you for commending his talents, but still stating what you believe in.

  17. lily • June 9, 2009 @ 6:20 PM

    Judging adults for being attracted to the same gender and calling it “that stuff”, similar to “drug use”, makes you sound like your writing in 1809, Carol. In the last 200 years we’ve freed ourselves from narrow, ignorant views about AfricanAmericans and women…looks like sexual preferences still have a ways to go before people see they have no business at all “agreeing with” other peoples private lives. I guess thats why Adam said he’s proud: its cause he doesnt need you to “still” like him as if your big enough to overlook his crime…

  18. lily • June 9, 2009 @ 6:21 PM

    Oops I ment “NOT agreeing with” other people’s private lives!

  19. jo • June 9, 2009 @ 6:33 PM

    lily he didn’t commit a crime

  20. lily • June 9, 2009 @ 6:39 PM

    Thats my whole point Joanne! When “that stuff” was linked to “drug use” it suggested that being gay IS a crime. I’M saying theres NOTHING wrong with any private choice made by consenting adults and its NOBODY’S BUSINESS to “still” like Adam…he didn’t do anything wrong so theres absolutly nothing to overlook!

    Sorry, thought my opinion was loud and clear. Guess I just can’t write as effectively as all you guys with university degrees LOL! (Seriously, I know I’m not a pro at this but I’m trying my best!)

  21. lily • June 9, 2009 @ 6:43 PM

    And oops again i ment “jo” not “joanne” (your different people, right?)

  22. jo • June 9, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

    oh sorry I didn’t know if you were being sarcastic or not when you “as if your big enough to overlook his crime”

  23. jo • June 9, 2009 @ 8:06 PM

    oops I meant to say when you said not when you

  24. lily • June 9, 2009 @ 8:11 PM

    Thats okay! I always find it hard to tell about people’s tone on these messages. But I agreed straight up with everything you said at 3:40 and I thought you said it really well.

  25. Carol • June 9, 2009 @ 8:37 PM

    I didnt say he committed a crime, but I dont’ think everyone shares the same values and morals, and they can still get along. Once upon a time if you didn’t agree with a person’s lifestyle, race, religion, whatever, you didn’t like anything about that person. It would be wrong to even admit they could sing, as in this case. That was not a good way to be. We have moved on from that. So I don’t have to believe in homosexuality, and I don’t feel that is narrow minded. But if he is talented I do wish him success and hope he does well. His career shouldn’t be based on his sexual preference, and if I like his singing and don’t agree with his sexual preference, well, I’d still buy his CD. Don’t think you are getting my point Lily. I think that we should be free to say what we believe, just because you or society says something should be so doesn’t make it the case for everyone.

  26. jo • June 9, 2009 @ 8:50 PM

    thanks I like the way you told josie off;)

  27. mandee • June 9, 2009 @ 9:11 PM

    lily, im not sure being gay or straight is really a personal choice? i believe you are born who you are meant to be, gay, straight, white, black, fat, skinny etc. so i dont understand how anyone can judge someone based on something thats not their fault. you dont CHOOSE who you love or who you are attracted to, your heart chooses, so how can it ever be wrong?

  28. lily • June 9, 2009 @ 9:21 PM

    I totally agree with you mandee. When I said any “private choice” between consenting adults is nobodys business, I was thinking about who specifically you choose to take to bed with you, and even WHAT specifically you choose to do in that bed. In general if thats a gay partner or straight partner, I agree with you: I think that desire is just something your born with.

  29. sunnibarrie • June 9, 2009 @ 11:03 PM

    I could care less on what people think of Adam. One thing I know for certain, he has a super powerful and entertaining voice. And wow he is handsome. Something else I noticed, he seems to really care about his other fellow contestents and their feelings.

  30. J-Rock • June 9, 2009 @ 11:25 PM

    Haha. Why would someone look at another man’s bottom and want to pillage that?

  31. mandee • June 10, 2009 @ 12:33 AM

    the same reason you would look at a woman and want to “pillage that” i think gay men are hot. probably in the same way men find lesbians hot.

  32. tributegirl • June 10, 2009 @ 2:27 PM

    Carol, I see what you are saying, you don’t necessarily have to agree with a persons lifestyle, but can still like that person. I do not agree with homosexuality either, but I do have homosexual friends, because I do not expect them to live by my own personal morals, I expect them to live by their own. Since I do not agree with it, I will not partake in it myself, but I realize others have a totally different point of view.

    I see why lily got upset with your comparison to people who use drugs, although I think she may have taken it out of context, maybe this comparison will work. I also do not agree with abortion unless it is medically necessary, however I would NEVER tell another woman to not have an abortion, because I realize she has a different opinion than me, and in such a sensitive issue, I will not say “I am right, you are wrong”, because I realize maybe it is not so.

  33. tributegirl • June 10, 2009 @ 2:29 PM

    Hmm, interesting, my comment at 2:27 is awaiting moderation, and I don’t see the reason behind it.

  34. lily • June 10, 2009 @ 5:00 PM

    Carol 8:37 Thanks for going to the trouble of explaining your feelings without insulting anyone else. I get your point now and I’m sorry I was judging you for feeling so different to me.

    tributegirl 2:27 I will always disagree that homosexuality involves different “personal morals” but I will try hard to stop saying “I am right, you are wrong” because you definitly have a right to your opinion too. Thank you too for explaining your thoughts so calmly. Its such a sensitive issue and I feel like I’m betraying my gay friend by not fighting it stronger, but I think we just have to agree to disagree.

  35. Carol • June 10, 2009 @ 5:58 PM

    tribute girl, you have a way of wording things. You are right. You don’t have to agree, and you don’t have to preach what you believe to someone who believes different. I guess in this case, the bottom line is, if he’s a good singer, who cares if he is gay. That should really have nothing to do with his talents. I guess maybe I didn’t explain the drug thing well. We have friends who “indulge” and I don’t agree with it. They don’t do it when they visit our home because they respect us, just like I wouldn’t go into their home and tell them not too. I hope that, along with tg’s explanation, helps clarify.

  36. lily • June 10, 2009 @ 7:03 PM

    It does help, Carol, and thank you again.

  37. J-Rock • June 10, 2009 @ 8:08 PM

    Sodomy is a sin and only practiced by the wicked.

  38. tributegirl • June 10, 2009 @ 8:12 PM

    Thanks Carol, sometimes I do manage to word things well, but usually I struggle to get my thoughts out the way I intended.
    lily, it is 8:09 and your 5:00 comment still isn’t on there, I don’t get how they censor things, sometimes it just doesn’t make any sense at all. Maybe they do spot checks?

  39. lily • June 10, 2009 @ 8:20 PM

    Oh, thanks for telling me tg! I just apologized to Carol for trying to force my opinions down her throat and also thanked you for making me be more accepting of different points of veiw. Nothing contraversial at all so I still don’t get why their holding it back!

  40. tributegirl • June 10, 2009 @ 8:52 PM

    I don’t know, I find it weird how they pick and choose which ones to hold back and which to let through.
    You know what lily? Some of the fighting that’s been going on here lately reminds me of a huge fight between two co-workers yesterday, I just still can’t believe it. One is very opinionated but is open to other peoples point of view, the other…wow, it’s her way or the highway, totally closed minded. I get along ok with them both, but really appreciate the one who doesn’t consider me or others “wrong” if we have a different opinion on something than her. She still has her own opinion, but actually enjoys seeing things from other people’s eyes, and that’s how I’ve always been as well. As long as no one tries to force their opinion on me, I’ll listen to their thoughts on things, and if we are lucky, have a really good conversation that is eye-opening for both sides.

  41. jo • June 10, 2009 @ 9:46 PM

    tg your coworker seems like a b-h!:) I was actually like that I use to think anyone that didn’t agree with homosexuality was homophobic but even from just reading comments under some stories here(jodie foster breakup,this story) I realize that it was closed minded of me I think that is homophobic homophobia now is people lowering people because of their sexual preference and that its ok to not agree with it as long as your respectful about it and open to other people’s views on it and I now think its closed minded to think everyone that doesn’t agree with it is a homophope

  42. mandee • June 10, 2009 @ 10:11 PM

    well, being homophobic isnt the same thing as being ignorant about homosexuality. no one has any reason to be intolerant of something that is really none of their business. imagine gay men or women being intolerant of us being straight. imagine how we would feel and the things we would say/do because of it.

  43. jo • June 10, 2009 @ 10:19 PM

    Mandee I don’t like it but some people my not understand it but at least there not like f-g or disgusting things like that I hope in the future everyone is tolorent of everyone but some people just don’t understand it yet

    (p.s. I’m gay and I’ve know that it sucks but I try to focus on the support and tolerance that has grown over the years)

  44. mandee • June 10, 2009 @ 10:23 PM

    youre right, the support and tolerance has grown over the years. i cant wait until the whole world sees everyone as equal, regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, gender, etc. im sure i wont still be alive then, but i really wish i would be. and good for you, im glad that you will admit that youre gay especially on an article that so many others have bashed adam for being gay on. love is love, it doesnt matter who its between. if the world was more tolerant then we would all be a lot happier.

  45. jo • June 10, 2009 @ 10:33 PM

    thanks I luckily haven’t experienced that much hate yet ( I came out a month ago) but I hope that I will be alive when everyone is accepted of who they are I mean Harvey milk less then 40 years ago we they were trying to pass a law so gay teachers would get fired and look at the world I really hope times will change it will be no big deal

  46. mandee • June 10, 2009 @ 11:25 PM

    im also glad you havent had to experience the hate that some of these people feel. its just like on the “britains got talent” article where someone feels the need to hate a 12 year old child because shes different than say THAT persons child. people hate things they dont understand, and it really shows the true colours of someone that insults people based on things that are not their fault.

  47. Nancy • June 10, 2009 @ 11:31 PM

    Hey mandee, your buddy Anon/Gina is the one who likes to call people “nutcase”…at least I used the term “mentally challenged”, and you know damn well that I did not mean anything rude about your 12 year old autistic niece. So stop making mountains out of molehills, “sweetie”.

  48. mandee • June 10, 2009 @ 11:33 PM

    thats a tongue face, i really dislike it

  49. Nancy • June 10, 2009 @ 11:35 PM

    After you freaked out and started acting like a “nutcase”.

  50. mandee • June 10, 2009 @ 11:36 PM

    i wasnt freaking out or acting like a nutcase, i was just stating what i was thinking. i dont actually get worked up over this online stuff lol. i could care less. its just fun sometimes to join in and fight with people, and the fact that i am still unemployed it sure gives me something to do 🙂

  51. jo • June 10, 2009 @ 11:36 PM

    I’m a little scared of whats out there like I hate it when some people think that because your gay automatically think your a drag queen(nothing wrong with drag queens but not all gay people are like that)or a b-h or if your feminine your automatically gay I hope that one day their will be no hate and everyone will stop judging people I’m mean a guy wears more makeup then some girls so what?(just an example) I hope that if we judge we judge on character

  52. mandee • June 10, 2009 @ 11:39 PM

    agreed jo. i love adams flamboyance, even if he was straight his personality is dynamic. and acting feminine isnt bad at all. i actually act feminine every now and then too 😛 and i dont think everyone thats gay is a drag queen. but like i said, i am more tolerant than most. to tell you the truth, most people that are gay or lesbian have the best personalities. they seem to be happier and nicer than people that are straight. maybe thats why i like them so much?

  53. lily • June 11, 2009 @ 6:25 AM

    Hey, I’m going to try copy and pasting my earlier note and seeing if it gets through. I still can’t see what the big problem is!

    Carol 8:37 Thanks for going to the trouble of explaining your feelings without insulting anyone else. I get your point now and Im sorry I was judging you for feeling so different to me.

    tributegirl 2:27 I will always disagree that homosexuality involves different personal morals but I will try hard to stop saying I am right, you are wrong because you definitly have a right to your opinion too. Thank you too for explaining your thoughts so calmly. Its such a sensitive issue and I feel like Im betraying my gay friend by not fighting it stronger, but I think we just have to agree to disagree.

  54. mandee • June 11, 2009 @ 1:57 PM

    Nancy on June 10, 2009 11:46 PM i never went “boohooing” she checks all the articles on this site once a month and she just never felt the need to comment before.

  55. Nancy • June 11, 2009 @ 4:06 PM

    So…then she already knew that you splattered her and her kid all over Tribute? Awe, well that’s no fun! 😛

  56. mandee • June 11, 2009 @ 4:43 PM

    well, its not like i insulted her or my niece so i dont see what the big deal is.

  57. Nancy • June 11, 2009 @ 5:05 PM

    No big deal, mandee….but I didn’t insult them on the Britain’s Got Talent article either. “Mentally challenged” is the proper term…”nutcase” is not.

  58. Lizzy • June 11, 2009 @ 5:51 PM

    I think it will be much more fun to watch Adam perform in person than hearing him on the radio or on a CD. It’s just not the same. He is a great entertainer, definitely! As for his voice being distinct enough…I don’t know. Let’s see if he can find original material to bring in the sales.

  59. mandee • June 11, 2009 @ 6:52 PM

    i agree lizzy, if the loud music didnt cause panic attacks in me, i would definitely be going to see him live !

  60. jo • June 11, 2009 @ 7:17 PM

    I think he could do well with both the live performances and the records focus on the high notes but thankfully on the itune versions he tones down the vocal gymnastics

  61. tributegirl • June 11, 2009 @ 8:18 PM

    jo, I think things will work out just fine for you, because you seem to accept and understand that not everyone will understand your lifestyle, etc. There are some real sicko’s out there who would try to make your life miserable just because you are gay, if at all possible, cut those people out of your life, they aren’t worth your time or energy.
    One thing I really, really appreciate is you understanding that people who do not agree with homosexuality are NOT NECESSARILY homophobic. That’s one thing that’s always bothered me, people who express their opinion (that opinion being against homosexuality) were always labelled “homophobic”, when a phobia is an irrational fear, and being against something doesn’t mean a person has an irrational fear about it.
    I am glad that you are out of the closet, and living your life the way you want, regardless of others opinions.

    mandee, you get panic attacks from loud music? I’ve never heard of that one, I’ve heard of crowds causing panic attacks, but not loud music.

  62. jo • June 11, 2009 @ 8:29 PM

    Thanks tg the one thing I find most important is not to shove it in anybody’s face like I’m not gonna start making out with guys in the middle of the street I hate it when anybody does that and I try to make sure it doesn’t define who I am I accept myself but thats just one part of me and it barely has anything to do with with who I am are at least I think it doesn’t like my straight friends don’t keep going girls are hot 24/7 and the only reason I brought up my sexuality is to make a point in a post before

  63. mandee • June 11, 2009 @ 9:05 PM

    yeah tg, everyone in my family gets panic attacks when things are too loud. terrible huh?

  64. Carol • June 11, 2009 @ 9:39 PM

    Jo, no one should hate you or be mean because of your sexual orientation. Ok, I don’t agree with it, but it’s like this; a group I volunteered with had a lesbian in it. She is an awsome person. She headed up the group and there was NOBODY who could’ve been better for the job. She was there to promote her sexuality anymore than I was. To this day, even though I don’t agree with her sexual orientation, I do have a great deal of respect for her. It’s hard to explain, because like anyone, you’d have to know her, she is a great leader. So I think the person needs to be respected and there are things that shouldn’t even be part of the picture.
    Ok, tributegirl, if I don’t make sense here, I need you to step in and make it clear. Everyone deserves respect until they prove differently, and it is not sexual orientation that proves that. If we had to agree with everyone elses morals/beliefs to like them, we’d all be very lonely people.

  65. Carol • June 11, 2009 @ 9:40 PM

    I mean she was NOT there to promote her sexuality anymore than I was. lol, my bad.

  66. Jo-Anne • June 11, 2009 @ 10:02 PM

    actgually, t.g., homophobia is also defined as contempt or prejudism towards homosexuality, not solely fear…so I think it can be quite fitting…in certain cases, mind you…

    Personally, I’ve never been able to quite understand how someone’s sexual preference would bother anyone else…whatever they do as consenting adults in private doesn’t affect me at all, I don’t even know why it has to be mulled over and dissected – you’re gay, great, you’re straight, great…live and let live…

  67. josie • June 12, 2009 @ 12:01 AM

    i dont hate homosexuals. its their actions that i don’t approve of. its their actions that are wrong and against natural law. so its not the person we’re against, but the action.

  68. jo • June 12, 2009 @ 12:35 AM

    In your opinion Josie there’s nothing out there that saids its against natural law but people and the bible so thats your opinion not proven fact

  69. jo • June 12, 2009 @ 12:35 AM

    oh I mean says not saids

  70. mandee • June 12, 2009 @ 12:41 AM

    unless GOD HIMSELF wrote the bible (which im sure everyone is well aware he DIDNT) who are we to judge what other people do with their lives? GOD made everyone different, GOD loves ALL of his children (even the bible says that!) so what gives anyone the right to judge someone based on sexuality? josie, if the bible said that gay people were the standard and straight people were not, would you judge yourself and others like you? i do believe in GOD, but i do not believe that the bible should be taken soo seriously. it was just a person that wrote it, someone also wrote twilight, are we to assume there is such a thing as vampires and werewolves because it is in print?

  71. jo • June 12, 2009 @ 12:52 AM

    I believe if the bible is true (which I don’t) then all sin is looked upon the same if hate is as bad as murder in gods eyes then were all in trouble!I believe that if that is so then if god lets people of with confessions and prayers then gays have good chance at heaven right? I believe that god wouldn’t make humans just to send some to hell for something they can’t control

  72. mandee • June 12, 2009 @ 1:25 AM

    god would never make you anything he didnt want you to be. being gay isnt a sin. may he who is without sin cast the first stone. no one should be casting anything because no one on this earth lives without sin.

  73. Carol • June 12, 2009 @ 6:23 AM

    I think Gene Simmons said it best. Adam, you are an awesome singer, you should be the lead in Queen, but shut up about your sexuality.

  74. Jo-Anne • June 12, 2009 @ 9:40 AM

    hahahahahaha, Carol!

    Like “Gene I SLEPT WITH 40,000 WOMEN Simmons” ever shut up about his sexuality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. Nancy • June 12, 2009 @ 9:50 AM

    Actually Jo-Anne…he never said “40,000 women”…he said “4,000”. And the reason WHY Gene Simmons told him to “shut up” about his sexuality is because he knows that Adam will be judged because of it. See, Gene doesn’t care whether he himself is judged because being straight is the “norm” and he’s already made his $millions$ anyways, so he doesn’t care. He was just trying to give Adam some good advice so he could get his career started first without being judged by biased opinions.

  76. jo • June 12, 2009 @ 11:06 AM

    Its not like Adam ran down the street yelling IM GAY IM GAY!!! in every interview people were asking him so mybe he just wanted people to shut up about it I think the media should shut up instead of Adam

  77. lily • June 12, 2009 @ 11:40 AM

    JoAnne 9:40 SO true!!! Gene flonted his sexuality cause he thought he’d get more attention (i.e. more money) and he was right, he got a whole reality series. (btw I’ve got nothing against him. I actually like that series and I think Gene’s a riot and an amazing dad too)
    I agree with jo 11:06 too.

  78. mandee • June 12, 2009 @ 12:38 PM

    i dont think adam admitted to being gay to flaunt ANYTHING. i think the reason behind it is probably because it would cause quite a bit of speculation once he started dating/kissing men. its better to be open about it when youre in the spotlight then wait it out like clay aiken did. (which, he specifically said that was WHY he came out now).

  79. STEVE-O • June 12, 2009 @ 3:22 PM

    This guy is a total clown. An evil arse clown.

    What purpose does he serve in society? NONE!

  80. jo • June 12, 2009 @ 3:36 PM

    And what wonderful service do you provide for society STEVE-O (besides being a total a**hole) the service he provides is entertainment

  81. Nancy • June 12, 2009 @ 4:17 PM

    STEVE-O: I hate “evil arse” clowns too, LOL.

  82. tributegirl • June 12, 2009 @ 5:05 PM

    jo on June 11, 2009 8:29 PM
    jo, I also can’t stand anyone shoving anything in my face, regardless of what it is, their sexuality, their religion, etc. They have their beliefs, I have mine, and I can’t stand anyone forcing their beliefs on others. A woman scared the daylights out of me one day, banging on my window while I was in my car at Tim Hortons. I rolled down my window thinking maybe she needed some help, but she had some Jehovah fliers to give me. I said no.
    I don’t care if a person is gay or straight, their sexuality is none of my business and of no interest to me, and I don’t think they should be flaunting it to people, which is why I really do not like the gay pride parades, Jehovah’s trying to force their fliers on people, and what irritates the h*ll out of me is Jehovah’s showing up at my house at Christmastime!!!

    Carol on June 11, 2009 9:39 PM
    You don’t need my help, you did just fine! 🙂

    mandee on June 11, 2009 9:05 PM
    I have honestly never heard that one before! I have extremely sensitive ears and can’t handle loud noise, it physically hurts, but have never heard of it causing panic attacks!

  83. STEVE-O • June 12, 2009 @ 5:10 PM

    Well at least this man-woman will never reproduce.

  84. jo • June 12, 2009 @ 5:24 PM

    STEVE-O that really pisses me off he’s gay and wears makeup SO WHAT? it does not make him any less of a man! I am so sick of hearing that all gay guys wanna be women are you freakin ten? no sorry I don’t wanna insult ten year olds

  85. tributegirl • June 12, 2009 @ 6:06 PM

    Thanks, jo, for not insulting ten year olds, my son is nine and is smarter than that!

  86. STEVE-O • June 12, 2009 @ 7:04 PM

    When people like this ‘man’, heh, are idolized, it shows how depraved our culture has become. Terrible to think that morals are no longer valued so we can be more tolerant of THE OTHERS.

  87. Carol • June 12, 2009 @ 9:20 PM

    Gene Simmons was from a different era, he is one of THE rock bands, it was huge back then to flaunt. It was all love, peace, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. And it was 4,000, and if you did the math, that is pretty much impossible. So even if he says it, he is not on the cover of a magazine shouting I slept with over 4,000 women, and Shannon is a pretty tough chick (good ol’ newfie), and do you really think there are many women who could listen to that if it was for real?

  88. Carol • June 12, 2009 @ 9:23 PM

    Gene Simmons is a true business man, Adam is learning, Gene was giving constructive critism, unlike so many others out there. Nancy is right, he said the boy was talented, and he wishes him well, just giving advise. Gene doesn’t need advise, he has the world at his fingertips

  89. jo • June 12, 2009 @ 9:36 PM

    He said he was gay in one interview and again he was asked a thousand times if he was gay or not a ton of people were mad that he didn’t talk about it know that he answered the question people are saying shut up about it WTF? and Adam didn’t say it on the cover of rolling stones my guess is Gene is mad that queen got to close the show instead of him so he kept on saying that Adam shouldn’t do rock but he should do queen and was trying to get ratings for his reality show why say I did it with all these chicks when you can say it on t.v. every week?

  90. Anon • June 12, 2009 @ 9:52 PM

    Gene Simmons is a true business man ha!

    He’s nothing more than a money grabbing gypsy that would sell his mother for a few bucks. I dont know how anyone can watch that loser. At least Ozzie in his insanity was able to offer some kind of perverse entertainment. Gene is nothing more that an old man living in his long past glory days that has stooped down to reality shows.

  91. mandee • June 12, 2009 @ 10:05 PM

    jo on June 12, 2009 3:36 PM i couldnt have said this comment better if i tried.

    jo, the last 3 comments you posted were dead on. steve-o is probably just trying to start a fight, and is probably actually gay himself. im sorry that people are trying to make this bad for you, and im sorry if it hurts your feelings or is making you as angry as it seems to be. you have to remember that there are a lot of small minded people in this world. people that will insult you and others just to make themselves feel better. theres usually an underlying reason why people have soo much “hate” towards another or towards their actions/life. maybe steve-o is just jealous that you are so open about your life, when he is incapable of doing the same thing? keep your head up, theres always going to be people that try to drag you down to their level. dont let them do it, youre better than that.

  92. Anon • June 12, 2009 @ 10:06 PM

    Nancy on June 10, 2009 11:31 PM

    The difference between you and me Nancy, is that I have no problem calling some woman that starts having a temper tantrum, swearing a people and is completely out of control in public a nutcase. You on the other hand being the hypocrite that you are, feel that calling people that you actually converse with bltch, mutt …. well, there really is no need to go on. I’m sure you get the picture.

  93. jo • June 12, 2009 @ 10:20 PM

    Mandee I don’t feel hurt at all it hurts as much as when a 3 year old calls someone a poopiehead
    I think this guy(or girl) just wants to see the response he’s going to get and I bet that he acts like he hates gay people so much because people are to repulsed by his personality/looks to ever like him gay or not so I feel bad for the stupid loser but when you start stereotyping gay people that pisses me off for a minute or 2

  94. mandee • June 12, 2009 @ 11:02 PM

    good, im glad youre ok and not offended 🙂

  95. Nancy • June 12, 2009 @ 11:11 PM

    Some people deserve to be called names though, right? At least, that’s what you said at the beginning of your comment. It’s funny, how you have more compassion for criminals than you do the mentally challenged. At least criminals have a choice. That’s the REAL difference between you and me…I give credit where credit is due. I called Jo-Anne those names that you stated above yes, after getting called a “bad mom” several times from her. The reason WHY I called her a “mutt” was because she lied and said that I made a statement about someone being “fat” so I called her that name and told her to go “fetch” the comment. Anyways, we’ve been through this upside down and backwards already. If people don’t like the consequences, maybe they shouldn’t lie about others.

  96. Anon • June 12, 2009 @ 11:33 PM

    Nancy on June 12, 2009 11:11 PM
    Fair enough, this has gone on too long. Truce until the next time? lol

  97. J-Rock • June 13, 2009 @ 11:22 AM

    I think Steve-O has a point here people. Homosexuality is both a disease and a sin. If we can’t cure them or they can’t help themselves, well then they will end up in eternal hellfire. Sorry for breaking it to you guys this way but it is the truth.

  98. Anon • June 13, 2009 @ 12:00 PM

    J-Rock on June 13, 2009 11:22 AM

    WRONG. That is your truth and you better hope one day one of you kids or grandkids doesn’t turn out to be gay. Those would be some pretty bitter words to swallow. Oh, and just wanted to mention, karma can and usually is a bltch when it comes to opening someones eyes.

  99. Nancy • June 13, 2009 @ 12:23 PM

    Yup truce…till next time, hahaha. 😀

  100. jo • June 13, 2009 @ 1:18 PM

    Hey a-hole you know what I think being straight is a disease and a sin your all going to hell and your all so stupid

    I don’t believe that but do you like being attacked over something you can’t control? just so you know I’m not sick gay people aren’t sick I think your sick you have no proof whatsoever to your ideas and no don’t drag religion into it I don’t like it when people say they don’t like gay people because of their religion but I can understand it but do not call gay people sick

  101. jo • June 13, 2009 @ 1:31 PM

    Anon your my freakin hero

  102. Nancy • June 13, 2009 @ 1:56 PM

    As much as I don’t agree with it, it’s not hurting anyone. I don’t like it thrown in my face but then again, like others have said here, I don’t like “straight” people throwing their sexual relations in my face either. I do however, find a few of the opinions above to be very rude and hateful and I’d be sick carrying around all that hate all the time.

  103. Nancy • June 13, 2009 @ 1:57 PM

    I have to add, I save all my “hate” for things which harm people, ie: child molesters.

  104. tributegirl • June 13, 2009 @ 4:10 PM

    jo, I said it before and I’ll say it again, you will have to deal with people like steve-o for the rest of your life, but hopefully they will be few and far between. I really don’t know if there is any possibility of educating these people, so personally I think your best bet is to learn how to deal with it without letting it get under your skin. It’s unfortunate, but it’s a fact of life, haters will always be out there among us. Do NOT let their hate for your personal choices control you, YOU control you.

  105. jo • June 13, 2009 @ 5:09 PM

    I know that I will always deal with these people but I think I have the right to be pissed sometimes

  106. tributegirl • June 13, 2009 @ 7:28 PM

    You definitely do, I don’t know why anyone would get so worked up about what YOU choose to do with your life, as long as you aren’t hurting anyone, commiting any crime, etc, what’s it to anyone else? I don’t know you, but from what I’ve read on here from you, I like you, and I just don’t want your life to be controlled by the negative emotions those idiots try to fill you with. There are lots of good people out there who will love you for YOU, and I hope that it is that type of people that you will surround yourself with. I want you to be happy.

  107. jo • June 13, 2009 @ 7:29 PM

    Thanks I like you to:)

  108. lily • June 13, 2009 @ 8:48 PM

    tributegirl 7:28 goes double for me! More power to you jo…with all the douchebags out there, you need it.

  109. mandee • June 13, 2009 @ 9:20 PM

    j-rock, if you believe someone will “will end up in eternal hellfire” because they are gay, YOU will also “end up in eternal hellfire” because you have already broken one of the rules in the bible. you are supposed to love your neighbours. also, may he who is without sin cast the first stone. are you without sin j-rock? im sure if anyone from this site is going to hell, youll be there before the rest of us will.

  110. Nancy • June 14, 2009 @ 5:18 PM

    Not according to Jo-Anne, LOL. I’m sure she believes I’ll be the first…of course, she’s already there, she runs the place! 😀

  111. Nancy • June 14, 2009 @ 6:15 PM

    I say what I want and if it pisses anyone off that’s their problem not mine. 😛

  112. jo • June 14, 2009 @ 6:24 PM

    wait till your down there and when try to get a roommate then its gonna be your problem!

    be nice to me and I’ll try to get you a good rep:)

  113. mandee • June 14, 2009 @ 6:26 PM

    damn, i thought i ran the palce 🙁

  114. jo • June 14, 2009 @ 7:40 PM

    no Miley Cyrus was just elected 🙂

  115. jo • June 20, 2009 @ 2:44 AM

    I just say this and it pissed me of STEVE-O on June 12, 2009 7:04 PM “When people like this man, heh, are idolized, it shows how depraved our culture has become. Terrible to think that morals are no longer valued so we can be more tolerant of THE OTHERS.”

    OH HELL TO THE NO

    I know everybody has stopped looking at this post but I feel I need to respond

    call me a f-g a fudge packing queer or some s-t but how f-ing dare you say that having a gay man as a role model means that their are no morals how f-ing dare you this is the first that I am really offended you scum I really actualy hate you your a pathetic excuse in society I never thought that something on the internet could piss me off so much I would hate to be someone in your life you evil disgusting ugly creature I have never met you but I hate you I don’t even know your gender your age but I feel like your just some idiotic d-bag you have never met me you didn’t single me out yet that comment felt like a punch in the face by saying that do you realize that kids my age are committing suicide cause of people like you? A man comes along who is talented gay and ok with himself is A DAMN GOOD ROLE MODAL better then your ever be and you have no right to judge him are gays you sicko I feel like I want to judge someone who I never met in my life and try to knock them down cause you are SLIME you are disgusting I can’t even but it into words who much anger I feel towards you FREAK!

    I know your never going read this and nobody else is but you needed to be responded to

  116. jo • June 20, 2009 @ 2:48 AM

    I just say this and it pissed me of STEVE-O on June 12, 2009 7:04 PM “When people like this man, heh, are idolized, it shows how depraved our culture has become. Terrible to think that morals are no longer valued so we can be more tolerant of THE OTHERS.”

    YOU, YOU and can’t but this into words but I’m gonna try

    I know everybody has stopped looking at this post but I feel I need to respond

    call me a f-g but how dare you say that having a gay man as a role model means that their are no morals how dare you this is the first that I am really offended you scum I really actually hate you I never thought that something on the internet could piss me off so much I would hate to be someone in your life you evil creature I have never met you but I hate you I don’t even know your gender your age but I feel like your just some idiot you have never met me you didn’t single me out yet that comment felt like a punch in the face by saying that do you realize that kids my age are committing suicide cause of people like you? A man comes along who is talented gay and ok with himself is A GOOD ROLE MODAL better then your ever be and you have no right to judge him are gays you sicko I feel like I want to judge someone who I never met in my life and try to knock them down cause you are SLIME you are disgusting I can’t even but it into words who much anger I feel towards you FREAK!

    I know your never going read this and nobody else is but you needed to be responded to

  117. Marion • June 20, 2009 @ 8:33 AM

    I’m a straight female and I think Adam is great and totally hot. I love everything about him, his looks, his personality (what I’ve seen of it on TV) and above all, his voice. I don’t care if he’s gay or straight, he’s a sweetheart and definitely an amazing role model. Good for you jo for speaking up, you’re absolutely right about Steve-o, but like Nancy said, it must be awful for him to carry all that hate around with him all the time. Thank goodness people like Steve-o are in the minority. He deserves our pity.

  118. jo • June 20, 2009 @ 1:12 PM

    sorry about double post fist one was “awaiting moderation” so I tried to edit it

  119. lily • June 21, 2009 @ 11:21 AM

    Totally agree, marion. And don’t worry about the double post, jo: that was one that deserved to be posted twice! Now let that douchebag out of your mind and move on to people that matter (i.e. all those with enough brain cells to count).

  120. jo • June 21, 2009 @ 1:09 PM

    Thanks lily but that really pissed me off I just gonna say one more thing and then I’m gonna let him out of my mind

    STEV-0 you are a…. um you are a…. awe forget it I don’t f***ing know you suck ok I think you get it your a stupid coward who defines the word red neck got it?

    (oh and red neck in a bad way that may not make sense to anybody but me but whateva

  121. tributegirl • June 22, 2009 @ 2:21 PM

    Marion & lily, totally agree with your posts. jo, there will always be those type of people out there and you will likely have to deal with them your whole life. Just don’t let them affect your life! You’re worth more than that!

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