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The point was, everyone seemed completely nonplussed about it so it seemed like something that didn't need saying. My initial thought was "Why must everyone be in his business? Can't we just leave him alone to live his life?" It
The point was, everyone seemed completely nonplussed about it so it seemed like something that didn't need saying. My initial thought was "Why must everyone be in his business? Can't we just leave him alone to live his life?" It seemed very gossippy and tactless. Maybe Backseat Boohoo assumed that people were more familiar with the situation or she just forgot or was posting quickly, I don't know.
Had the thread been entitled "American Idol is screwing over gay contestants" or something or had the article even mentioned it, I would have said "Huh, that sucks" because it does. As someone who doesn't watch the show, I don't know that they have this shady track record. However, I just skimmed the thread and, yes, the relevance didn't pop out immediately.
But, no, I don't see humor in him coming out because it seems like a shitty situation all around. =/ And if American Idol really is doing this, then maybe it's time for someone to say something? It's more likely that the drama will garner even more viewers, unfortunately.
I am not "in his business." He gave an interview to Rolling Stone magazine, which anybody with a couple of bucks can buy, or they can check out all of the articles summarizing his interview popping up on the internet.
I didn't go majorly in to the situation at first because I was trying to be light-hearted and humorous. Like I said, it's a big deal because he could go way beyond AI and be a role model to young homosexuals. And speaking as a lesbian whose parents refuse to admit that their baby is gay, I don't think I was being "tactless" or "gossippy." It's public knowledge that he's gay, and a little light-hearted humor can really help ease a situation, especially something as difficult as coming out (which he apparently didn't find difficult at all, BTW, he was just waiting to say it in Rolling Stone because it was "cooler"). My post was not meant to be malicious.
As for me maybe "posting too fast," the same can be said for you when you skimmed the thread instead of reading the two longest posts here, which explained the importance of the article. As it stands, this is the "sex and pop culture" subforum, and since this news deals with sex and pop culture, I did assume that people who looked in to the forum would have some understanding of the situation. Or, at the very least, I assumed they would politely ask me why this was newsworthy (as Sammi did) and allow me to explain it to them to the best of my ability. Which I did.
I didn't title this "American Idol is screwing over gay contestants" because really, the main focus of my post was that Adam Lambert came out. Not the other gay contestants before him. That just arose as a sub-conversation when I was asked why this was important, and I decided to cover all of the more serious aspects of this situation as I see it. The general point of this thread was to humorously point out that Adam Lambert has come out, even though one of the judges already outed him weeks ago and everybody already kinda "knew," and I'm glad it's prompted other discussions, but there really was no reason to be rude about it.