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Adam Lambert mention: Todrick Hall Talks Visual Album 'Straight Outta Oz' & Hiding Who He Was on 'American Idol'

Filed Under () by Admin Fan on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Posted at : Wednesday, July 13, 2016




When did you decide that you would be openly gay?

After I was eliminated from American Idol. I remember being on there and Ryan Seacrest would ask me questions. I would stiffly wave and try to deepen my voice so that people wouldn't be like, "Oh, he's gay" even though some people knew. A lot of the little girls who were voting for me didn't and I was also encouraged by the Idol producers [to do so]. They were like, "Make sure you do things that appeal to middle America" and so the undertone of that was like, "Don't be 100 percent yourself because if you come off too gay, then it's not gonna work out in your favor." Adam Lambert did that same thing -- he was very himself, auditioned in a hoodie and then on the last episode, he had rhinestones all over. In the past four or five years, the world has changed so much. People are a lot more accepting of going on television and being who they are but after I got eliminated from the show, I promised myself I would never be on another show and not be myself because I felt like I got kicked off for being someone else. I don't know if America would've liked me or not because they never really got to know me and I never allowed them to. I just decided I would rather be slightly less famous or slightly less successful and be me, be a role model or hopefully someone to pave the way for some young black kid looking at me, because there were no black gay role models on television my whole life growing up.


Link Billboard 


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5 comments:

JAK said...

Where's a picture of Todrick Hall? That guy looks a lot like Adam Lambert! :-)))

freestylebunny said...

@JAK Todrick Hall and Adam Lambert look nothing alike. Here is a link to a photo of Todrick Hall so that you can see for yourself. http://www.ew.com/sites/default/files/styles/tout_image_612x380/public/i/2015/08/28/todrick-hall.jpg?itok=lc91UTXR

Cheers.

fluttsp said...

There's a photo of Todrick Hall in the Billboard article via the link given.

glitzylady said...

Pretty sure @JAK was making a joke.. :))

Dee R Gee said...

Todrick expresses a very important issue. No one should have to fake who they really are for their whole lives. But countless gay people have had to do just that, at least in public. It's such a complicated game that has to be played. It's good that there have been major changes in recent years. We've all discussed Adam's career path many times since Idol. The Idol audience grew to love him (whether they all realized he was gay or not.) After Idol, when Adam made his sexuality clear to everyone, some fans felt betrayed. He was not going to be the Idol Adam they thought they knew. Those of us who had figured it out well before the finale just kept on loving him even more. Career strategies for gay people can really twist a person's mind. Pretending isn't always the answer anymore. Of course, Adam was already "out" before Idol. He didn't really pretend. But he had to show a different part of himself in order to have a shot.

And JAK, good one!