When you have a gay date rape orgy live on stage during a family programming timeslot, people might be a little offended. Not because they refuse to recognize and bow down to the power of your comical flamboyant gayness, but because a 3rd grader doesn’t need to see your boyfriend go down on you before his bedtime. Access Hollywood reports:
“You know honestly, if I offended some people… it’s apples and oranges. I’m not an artist that does things for every single person,” Adam told Access’ Shaun backstage following his racy performance of “For Your Entertainment,” where he simulated fellatio with a male dancer and kissed male keyboardist Tommy Ratliff, who is straight. “I believe in artistic freedom and expression, I believe in honoring the lyrics of a song, and those lyrics aren’t really for everybody either,” he continued. And before his performance was edited, he told Access the thought of changing what happened on stage for the other half of the country would be a double standard. “If it’s edited, that’s discrimination,” Adam said. “I will be a little disappointed because there is a little bit of discrimination going in this country. There’s a big double standard, female pop artists have been doing things provocative like that for years, and the fact that I’m a male, and I’ll be edited and discriminated against could be a problem.” The singer did admit that an edited down performance would not shock him. “I’m not going to be surprised that they edit it,” he continued. “People are scared and it’s really sad, I just wish people could open their minds up and enjoy things, it’s all for a laugh, it’s really not that big of a deal.” Adam said he’s only trying to add a little shock to his show – something many before him have done. “Shock is fun, shock rock is like something that existed, for example, like in the 70’s, Alice Cooper…David Bowie, you had artists that liked to push the envelope and that’s what made them so fresh,” he explained. “Prince for example, wore a**less chaps one year…I think that surprise is part of entertainment. I think that it keeps people watching its fun, it makes you laugh and it should be that way. And if it made you uncomfortable, maybe I’m not for you.”
Alice Cooper and David Bowie were both bisexual, and David Bowie would dress up like Jem to go drop off his laundry, but nobody ever thought of them as anything other than rockstars. Say what you want about Madonna’s “singing” and the fact she owes her entire career to talented producers, but she has never and never will give a fuck what you think. Prince is one of the most talented, prolific artists of the last hundred years, but he dresses like a gay cruise Peter Pan yet he pulls out of more hot, exotic ass than a Marine on shore leave. So maybe instead of whining and stamping your feet when people are actually shocked by what you wanted to shock them with, how about just not caring. People may respect you more. That’s why people respect me. I actually think it has more to do with my Camaro and my tribal armband tattoos, but I can’t help why people love me so much.
I couldn’t find any more pictures of Adam Lambert’s performance, so I thought I’d post some pictures that he might like: