Singer Adam Lambert has said that the
gay community is resistant to celebrate gay male pop stars.
The 30-year-old Lambert made his
remarks in a cover interview with gay glossy Instinct.
“As a community, we're a little bit
resistant to a gay male pop star ourselves,” Lambert said.
“It's very easy for people to look at
my origin, which is American Idol, and automatically assume
that I'm a commercial sellout or a puppet or a flash in the pan. I
don't think I'm any of those things.”
“There's something weird there,” he
added, with a laugh. “We're very eager to celebrate a strong
female. But to celebrate a fellow gay man – it gets catty
Lambert also told the magazine that his
forthcoming sophomore album Trespassing is geared toward a
gay-friendly club sound.
“This is the kind of music I listen
to. I know the style of vocal I have is kind of big. It has a
certain edge to it. I've always loved rock, but I also love stuff
that is more groove-based, more funky, more soulful, more dance
music,” Lambert said.
Trespassing arrives May 15.