5 Reasons Why The World Needs Adam Lambert.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:57:31 PM
Personally, I think that someone just like Adam Lambert is vital to the human condition for these reasons:
1. Someone has to scare your mom, dad and grandma:
And if your dad saw this particular cd sitting in your music collection, especially if you are a boy, he'd probably weep tears of blood.
Let's just cut to the chase: People are always scared of things they can't relate to or figure out. Now what makes someone like Lady GaGa ineffective at scaring your parents is that they think they've already got her figured out because they lived through the days of Madonna. People aren't really half as shocked at Lady GaGa because they think she's all about T&A and weird clothes.
This is nothing new.
But on the other hand an openly gay male popstar that doesn't deny it...that is a whole other beast entirely.
2. Boys with makeup:
Adam Lambert may either be one of the most talented and influential makeup wearers for the drag queen community, or a total cautionary tale for teenage girls around the world that are just learning to apply eyeshadow.
And if you think for one minute that only the extremely gay will go around wearing makeup in public let us remember that pretty much every tough guy, action star, sexy beefcake hetero heartthrob in the world has worn makeup in movies, at public apperances and at photoshoots. Sometimes these guys never go out in public without some airbrush base or bronzer. So the next time you look at a headshot of Brad Pitt remember that some makeup artist spackled on the base and powder so that he could look sexy, rugged and effortlessly handsome.
Food for thought.
Just because a man wears makeup it doesn't mean that he's gay, even if he does look fabulous! I say, "Why the hell not?" If a man will feel better about his apperance to be able to cover some blemishes with makeup, why exactly is that a bad thing?
And if a man want to pack on ten pounds of eyeliner, is it really disrupting the order of the universe?
3. Manwhoring, finally:
I feel 100% that it is about time that men be just as pimped out as the ladies when it come to our entertainment and media sexual exploitation.
If Madonna and Britney Spears can do this:
Then Adam Lambert can do this:
Hell, look at those two pictures! Adam Lambert may be kissing a dude but it still looks more tasteful by the fact that he's got more clothes on then the ladies. I remember people going on and on about his antics at the VMA's awhile back but tell me folks how is that any worse then Janet Jackson's boob flash at the Superbowl? Heck, more people were watching the Superbowl when that happened so I'm gonna say that Janet wins for most blanant and careless display on television. At least Adam keeps his clothes on, even if they are often skintight.
I just don't see it as a crime that a male pop star would act just as sexual as woman would.
Actually I think it is a sexist statement against women because it makes it seem like a woman's body isn't as important as a man's, so therefore it doesn't matter as much if it is displayed or used to promote sexuality. By making male sexual expression in performance taboo, you are pretty much telling women all over the world that your sexuality will never be more important or as valuable as a man's.
So if some guy wants to run around, fully clothed, grinding all over his backup dancers, all of whom are getting paid to perform with him, on a nighttime, "expect-there-to-be-sexual-content-because-this-is-about-music", broadcast then don't act like he just whipped out his man toys on the whole world.
Besides...you have the clicker so just turn it off it you don't like it.
Unlike many of the pop stars out there that I have no idea how they even got a record deal in the first place, the boy actually has a voice:
Yes, I know it's like the gayest song ever but seriously the man can actually sing!
Sadly thought I don't understand why they felt the need to Autotune him...he really doesn't need it.
5. Realistic Gay Icon:
He is at the very least a far more realistic gay icon then Pamela Anderson. He's also got more class because he's not falling out of his clothes.
The man has been on both Oprah and The View so if that doesn't qualify him then nothing does.
I think the gay community needs a realistic gay icon, because all of these famous gay people who try very hard to act like they are proud to be gay but then act like they are sexless and don't live the lifestyle so as not to scare straight people are ridiculous.
Why shouldn't some rainbow glitter dusted gay young man or woman have someone that they can relate to? Why should this type of person feel so alone? The statistics on gay teen suicide are horrifying and heartbreaking people! We can't stop murder, violence, war or hate in this world but I would hope that through trying to understand one another we could prevent some people from killing themselves because they feel like social outsiders.
Besides,I'm sure many of us out there have had a gay friend or two and already know that once they are comfortable around you that most of them are more fun and free spirited then they are conservative. So why is it so important to the the gay and straight community that gay people seem boring and straight when all of them are not straight and most of them are not boring? I don't know about you but I'm hardly threatened by someone wearing a feather boa or walking or talking like their opposite born gender. I just don't see myself ever being menaced by someone gay simply because they dress and act gay. I've been more menaced and insulted by straight men that think they can just grab my lady parts because they want to then I ever have by my gay friends wanting to just be themselves.
I mean seriously...if you are really scared of a flaming queen then something is sort of wrong with you. What exactly do you think a guy in 9 inch heels can do to really to hurt you? You can always out run a queen, trust me.
Look, here is reality: If something offends you no one is forcing you to look at it. It's fine if you don't agree with gay lifestyle as long as you can acknowledge that everybody on this planet has a right to be who they want to be.
We all have free will to be moral or immoral and we all have the free will to decide what makes up moratily for each of us personally. I do not personally think is particularly fair to say that someone is evil strictly based on the fact that you don't like how they have sex, which is none of your business to begin with!
I do think however if you are someone that purposely puts yourself in a position to be a leader and a role model to the world, say...someone like Bill Clinton who was president and decided that oral sex in one of our nations most sacred historical buildings with a woman who was not his wife was perfectly fine to do, should be held accountable for their actions especially when those actions leave the entire American public feeling disrespected and about as violated as that blue dress.
Most pop stars on the other hand do not set out to be role models. They set out to have fame and money.
Lots and lots of money.
Being a pop star is not about morality, it's about cash and attention. That being said, once inawhile you get a pop star that fills in with just a little bit extra...just enough to be interesting and make people really talk about serious subjects. And that is why I feel like the world needs someone just like Adam Lambert.