Adam Lambert on Gay-baiting
Gay-baiting is something I’ve posted about many times. It comes in several forms, but mostly, lately, it’s when good looking straight male pop stars or actors self-exploit and tease gay men with their bodies and/or highly charged sexual innuendo. Finally, openly gay singer Adam Lambert brought the topic up in his twitter feed. Evidently, I’m not the only one who’s been noticing this and wondering about it.
This week on Twitter, the out singer asked his followers: “Anyone find it interesting how straight male pop stars are pandering to gay audiences lately!? Should we be flattered? Progress or strategy?”
In a followup tweet Lambert insisted he wasn’t throwing shade at anyone, but that he’d rather hear artists talk about their music “not be teased on [whether] someone MIGHT be bi curious or gay or straight. Who cares?”
This particular article goes on to mention that this form of gay-baiting could just be appreciation. And I’d like to know how dumb do they think we are? Nick Jonas may claim he’s “authentic” and that anyone who questions his motives is “ignorant.” But if you take a look at the photos of him in this article basically anything he says is hard to take seriously. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But here’s something really authentic: he didn’t drop his pants and grab his dick for the sake of great art.
You can read the rest here, where there are screen shots of Lambert’s tweets. I’m just glad a gay man with a voice is finally speaking out about it.
This story has been floating around the Interwebs all week and I just chose a UK publication because I like the way it was written…and there aren’t as many pluggins as Huff Po which makes it possible to actually read something in a relatively decent amount of time.
In any event, the newest thing is that the term Lumbersexual is replacing Metrosexual. Frankly, I haven’t heard anyone use the term Metrosexual since the early part of the century. I guess you could look at it this way. A lumbersexual dresses like a quasi lumberjack, with hipper, hotter clothes that are designed on purpose to give him that “speshul” look.