Out singer Lance Bass has reiterated
that he believes the music industry is still very homophobic.
Bass made his comments during an
appearance on Larry King Now.
“Definitely,” Bass told host Larry
King. “If you're in this business, especially music, you see how
“And yet we have some amazing gay
artists,” King interrupted.
“That's true. Finally we do,” Bass
responded. “And then there's amazing gay artists that just don't
get the support.”
“Because they're gay?”
“Bottom line is what the record
labels look at. They just want to make money. And if this artist
isn't going to pull in this many fans because they're gay, they're
not going to support them as much,” Bass
“Adam Lambert is a great example of
that. He's so freaking talented and could be pushed so much harder
but I think just because he's gay the record label doesn't put him
out there as much.”
Bass added that he's saddened that
homophobia in country music keeps him from being a country music
“I grew up wanting to be a country
singer. So, the fact that I know I'll never be able to really do it
because I'm gay is really sad,” Bass said.