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Old 01-08-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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I understand that, but I think it's a bad idea to discourage any gay performer from doing what he or she wants to do on stage in the name of protecting the gay image. You play right into the homophobes' hands by doing that.
The same could be said about gays that choose to make their image about gay sex.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I understand that, but I think it's a bad idea to discourage any gay performer from doing what he or she wants to do on stage in the name of protecting the gay image. You play right into the homophobes' hands by doing that.
No performer should be allowed to do whatever they please. There are standards of decency that should be upheld. His "performance" would have been better suited for the adult channels and not mainstream TV. This has nothing to do with his being gay but about being respectful of his viewers. (Same goes for any heterosexual performer who decides to push the envelope).
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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The same could be said about gays that choose to make their image about gay sex.
Well, if it makes someone feel good to cower and not be himself in order to placate the anti-gay crowd, then go for it. Knock yourself out. I'm not interested in playing that game.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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No performer should be allowed to do whatever they please. There are standards of decency that should be upheld. His "performance" would have been better suited for the adult channels and not mainstream TV. This has nothing to do with his being gay but about being respectful of his viewers. (Same goes for any heterosexual performer who decides to push the envelope).
I agree with you that it's not about being gay or straight. You and I disagree on whether or not performers should be censored, but at least we're in agreement that all performers should be treated equally, regardless of sexual orientation.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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Well, if it makes someone feel good to cower and not be himself in order to placate the anti-gay crowd, then go for it. Knock yourself out. I'm not interested in playing that game.
Your views seem a little extreme and one-sided on this topic, AUM. No one is asking gays to cower and not be themselves. But to expect people to just accept it, is the problem. Just because people don't approve of the sexual expression doesn't mean they disapprove of gays or gay expressions of sexuality. It just comes down to what is considered tasteful, and what isn't.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Well, if it makes someone feel good to cower and not be himself in order to placate the anti-gay crowd, then go for it. Knock yourself out. I'm not interested in playing that game.
What makes you so sure that Lambart was being himself during that performance? This may have been a publicity stunt that he may have went along with and not reflective of who he really is. I sure wish we can go back to the days when performers can focus on perfecting their art (music) without the unnecessary shock value attach to it.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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What makes you so sure that Lambart was being himself during that performance? This may have been a publicity stunt that he may have went along with and not reflective of who he really is.
I believe he was being himself as a performer. He's defended his performance numerous times since it occurred.

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I sure wish we can go back to the days when performers can focus on perfecting their art (music) without the unnecessary shock value attach to it.
When would that be? The 1950s when Elvis was censored for his pelvic thrusts?
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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I could help but laugh at the "dangerous gay male" part. That was hilarious.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:27 AM
 
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Thank goodness for "Just Cause" and reason. Adam Lamberts behavior is not the issue but ignorance and fear are. If those who were complaining about his impromptu behaviors would take the opportunity to talk to their "young children" about the behaviors they viewed. Its a great time to talk about what they believe and what they want their children to know about people that you dont understand. I LOVE ADAM LAMBERT and I AM NOT GAY. But, I love people especially those who have the opportunity to stand up fo rthose who are oppressed.
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I'm not a fan of Mr. Lambert. Just not my style. I do not approve of his actions while performing on a live broadcast either but, I saw nowhere near the outrage when Madonna "tongue kissed" Britney Spears on a live broadcast. If performers want to simulate any type of sex act they should be free to do so at their concerts or private performances but, I do think they should take the wider audience into consideration when performing in a public venue.
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