“Idol” Judge Outs Adam Lambert On “The View”
“American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi appeared on “The View” today, and she was asked about runner-up Adam Lambert’s sexuality. Now, throughout the whole season of “American Idol,” people debated whether or not Adam was gay — his trademark look is gobs of glittery eye makeup, after all. However, the contestant never discussed his sexual preferences publicly. On “The View,” Kara said, “I don’t think Adam was ever in [the closet]. I think he was always openly out.” While it wasn’t Kara’s place to “out” Adam, it can be pretty awkward to know whether someone is out in their public life or not. Once a person tells even one other person, does that mean he’s out of the closet? Or does no one but he have the right to say anything about his sexuality? This scenario is similar to the hullaballoo that took place following a New York Times profile of designer Jason Wu mentioned his boyfriend and supposedly outed Wu to his extended family.
Unless you’re going to keep your private life completely private, it’s hard to avoid situations like this when you’re in the public eye, because we want to know everything we an about celebs. This doesn’t mean Adam has to talk about his personal life now, just that every time he’s photographed next to a man, the tabloids will question whether that’s his boyfriend. [The View]