Do I care that Adam Lambert is gay? Of course not. The only people who should care that Adam Lambert is gay are his parents, his ex-girlfriends (almost all gay men have them) and Idol runner-up Kris Allen who bunked with Lambert during the competition.
From the Rolling Stone article:
When he moved into the show's Bel-Air mansion with the other finalists, he roomed with Kris Allen, who won the "Idol" title over Lambert last month.Yeah, I bet that wasn't at all distracting for Allen.
"I was like, `Oh, (bleep), they put me with the cute guy,'" Lambert says. "Distracting! He's the one guy that I found attractive in the whole group on the show: nice, nonchalant, pretty and totally my type — except that he has a wife. I mean, he's open-minded and liberal, but he's definitely 100 percent straight."
There's no doubt that Lambert's sexual preference cost him the American Idol title but not because America is a land of homophobes as some might assume. He was runner-up because the overwhelming majority of Idol voters are little girls.
While little girls may have crushes on boys who look like little girls (for me, it was Leif Garrett), those same little girls want boys who like girls. It's that simple. The concept of "turning a guy" doesn't even creep into the female psyche until freshman year of college.
There was simply no way a gay man was going to get more ten-year-old-girl votes than Kris Allen, a guy who even Lambert describes as nice, nonchalant and pretty.
Lambert should drop the Freddie Mercury glam-rock facade, move to New York and take-over Broadway. If Constantine Maroulis can get a Tony nomination, so can he.