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Adam, emotion on his face, while listening to the judges' comments after singing Black and White on Idol
Photo credit - BGE Screencap


The LA Times article by Ann Powers about Adam Lambert's Rolling Stone interview made me think, and that's always a good thing.
I spent some time writing a comment from my heart in response to her well-written piece. I'd like to share it with you...

Ann,
Thank you so much for such a fabulously-crafted article!
I'm of the "Who cares?" camp, but after thinking about it over the last few days and after reading the excerpts from Adam's interview with Rolling Stone, I realize rather shamefully that my saying, "Who cares?" is a very disrespectful way of dismissing his coming out as not important.
I couldn't be more wrong...it IS important!

Obviously, it is, considering the age we live in, when it still matters to some who a person loves and what their gender preference in a relationship is. As long as this still matters, as long as it still causes a flurry of sentiments both pro and con, then there is definitely still work to be done.

So, you taught me a very important lesson today, Ann.

More strikingly, Adam Lambert, you've taught me a very important life lesson with your incredible courage and your intelligent and deeply thoughtful interview. What I learned from you is this...as long as there is one soul in this world who feels the need, and believes they have the right, to judge someone else for the life they lead and the people they love, that means there is bias and prejudice that needs to be addressed.

That is troublesome to me.
It makes my heart hurt.
A lot.
It causes me to go back to the basics of showing kindness to your neighbour and giving unconditional love to your fellow human being. When we have evolved to that nirvana where all of us are completely comfortable with the highest degree of kindness and love that we shower down upon each other, then and only then will I have the right to say, "Who cares?" because then and only then, will it truly not matter.

Game on, Adamski, game on!
I'm immensely proud of you...the boy who fell magically and mysteriously to Earth.

"I've finally checked in to my self-worth for the first time in my life, and the fact that it has coincided with 'Idol' is so sweet.
I mean, I still have moments where I think, 'Oh, my skin is terrible, and I'm a little fat, I should really go to the gym more.'
But for the most part, when I look in the mirror now, I finally see someone who can do something cool."
~ Adam


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Adam and Kara, after the Young Hollywood Artist of the Year award presentation
Photo credit YHA

Comments (6)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Brenda, I found your comments interesting. I had not read Ann Powers article before and found it interesting too.

I want to say that Adam is probably the most popular Idol (post Idol) in AI history. I don't recall any other Idol being on the cover the Rolling Stones Magazine.

Go Adam!

Thanks for your comments!
I really was in the who cares camp, because to me his gender preference is such a non-issue that it seems ludicrous in the 21st century that we are still having this discussion.

Then, I read her article and it make me think, couldn't get this out of my mind. I was turning over in my mind why on earth this is still an issue.

Then, it dawned on me...not everyone thinks it is a non-issue! Until they do, there will always be the need to stand up and speak up and stick up for the protection and the rights of people who are 'different' for whatever reason they become characterized as such.

So, I sat down to write about it and this blog post flowed out in about 7 minutes. Must be something that needs saying, if it was that easy to write.
Someday, someday...I hope it is totally unnecessary.

nancyhol:

"I don't recall any other Idol being on the cover the Rolling Stones Magazine."

Actually, Clay Aiken (another 2nd place finisher) was on the cover of Rolling Stone.

http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/clayaiken/articles/story/23218342/cover_story_new_kid_on_the_block

But, in any event, Adam deserved to be on the cover too. He is the biggest thing American Idol has produced.

Thanks, Nancy,
I didn't know that Clay Aitken was on RS. Pretty amazing cover shot and the interview is excellent~! I've read it posted on Adam's website and also on one of my Twitter buddy's sites.
Adam sounds like an extraordinary guy with a very extraordinary path that he's been given. I wish him a million blessings...he's a good guy, I think!

Palma:

Wonderful comments, Brenda. Thank you!
Why must people judge?

Palma,
Thanks for your kind comments.
I totally agree! What is the purpose of wasting time making judgments about each other? It's extremely bad energy, very toxic behaviour and unkind to the nth degree, to say the least.
Some day, some day...maybe this kind of behavoir will be a faint memory, but today, it's a very real issue for anyone who is one whisker's width outside of those narrow accepted "norms."

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