Adam Lambert appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today and the pair had a gay old time.
You can see part of the interview below:
Much of the conversation revolved around Adam’s hotly debated American Music Awards performance, leading Ellen to ask, “Is that sort of how you are all the time? You’re that much a showman on stage?”
Adam explained he’s experimented a lot and wanted to try doing something “a little risque.”
“My whole thing is,” Ellen said, “if you’re going to be offended by a show of sexuality on stage, then you should be offended by all shows of sexuality. It should be all forms, right? Because, you know, if you have kids at home and they’re watching at 10, 11 o’clock at night, your kids shouldn’t see anybody in an extreme sexual manner. I don’t think that’s OK, if you’re gonna be offended by it. But if not, it should be OK because everybody else does it.”
“People aren’t used to seeing gay men portrayed that way on TV,” Adam said. “The gay male image in media tends to be very cliche and safe. I think I got up there and had a little bit more — energy and I was attempting to interpret the lyrics of the song. I was putting on a character, putting on a persona of a rock star, of a dangerous guy.”
Ellen, however, commented that she doesn’t think he’s dangerous, but that he’s a great talent and a nice guy.
A lot of cheers from the audience showed that they were in support of both Adam and Ellen being out and proud. Do you agree with Ellen feeling that those who are offended should be offended by all types of sexuality, and not by Adam’s specific homosexuality? I can tell you that I certainly do, and that I loved Rod Stewart‘s reaction to the women of The View asking his opinion on it today: “That’s rock and roll, man.”