Rocker Adam Lambert is backing up
nascent gay rights group FCKH8.
The 28-year-old American Idol
season 8 runner-up tweeted support for the group on Monday.
“@FCKH8 hell yeah,” he messaged his
nearly 800,000 followers with a link to the group's latest video, FCK
BULLIES by FCKH8.com: DON'T B H8N ON THE HOMOS!
FCKH8's frequent – some would say
excessive – use of the word fuck has divided gay rights advocates.
Critics say such tactics provoke social conservative groups opposed
to gay rights and can be offensive.
“Hey,” a sweet-looking female teen
says in the video, “are you one of those fuck wads that has a
fucking problem with kids being gay?”
After a young girl asks, “If I grow
up to be a lesbo,” and pre-teen boy says, “If I grow up to be
gay,” the girl returns to add: “Do you want me to get fucking gay
bashed?” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
The openly gay – and increasingly
political – Lambert denied the video was offensive.
“It's just a fucking word – and
it's for a good cause,” Lambert tweeted. “Sometimes fire w/fire
is a great way to illustrate a point. I'm sure most kids have heard
the word in movies and songs etc. … This video ain't gonna corrupt
FCKH8 sells t-shirts, stickers and
calendars to support gay rights groups. The group's first video Prop
8 Is H8: Straight Talk On Gay Marriage has been viewed nearly 2
In October, Lambert
told gay teens to stay proud in an It Gets Better video.