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Adam Lambert Loses Idol – Another Reason To Hate Facebook
I’m not sure if it’s my fault or not (though my Jewish guilt would almost always have me believe that it couldn’t be anyone else’s fault but mine) but I refuse to watch shows in real time any more. I opt for watching them off my Tivo/DVR system where I can zip through the commercials and portions of these reality shows that they just put on for filler or for a sponsor. You know, like when they have the Biggest Losers put vegetables in a Ziplock bag and act like it’s a cooking show to get you to buy Ziplock. All of those moments are easily avoidable but the problem is that with a little thing I like to call my life, sometimes I don’t see a show until a day or so after it has aired. That causes a problem when the finale of these competition shows air and so the same happened this week when I was all content to watch the Dancing With The Stars finale on the night American Idol was having theirs but then signed onto my Facebook later in the evening to get an email from someone and saw that on their “status” one of my so-called “friends” from the east coast had put the name of the winner on Facebook, this I saw before the show had even started on my coast so you can imagine my level of hatred. Adam Lambert loses Idol – another reason to hate Facebook! – Don’t Get Me Started!
I think that Facebook is just as fun as most normal (what is that exactly I’m sure I don’t know) people do. When I started my Facebook page I checked it several times a day, changed the profile picture, posted my status with such clever things as “Scott is feeling as though you know what you did” etc. But very quickly as the people I thought I’d gotten rid of from my life began to find me on Facebook it lost some of its appeal. Sure it’s great to see some old photos from high school that you don’t even remember having taken but I really don’t want to re-connect with everyone from my old school and have Sunday dinners together or suddenly be asked to be a Godparent to their kids. And while I made the leap from MySpace (which I could never understand because it took so damn long for any page to load) to Facebook, I’ve made a little deal with myself not to get on Twitter which is apparently just the status part of Facebook. Pretty soon they’ll develop a “social networking” tool that will only require one word. In preparation of this happening, my first word is “Nougat.”
But perhaps I should be writing about the “controversy” (made up by the media) about the fact that Kris (K is for Christian and married at 22) managed to win over Adam (the gay who must not be named). I’ll tell you something, at the risk of having the gay mafia come and take my membership card (or worse yet, have them cut it up in front of me when I go to buy my next Liza Minnelli CD) I think that Adam is very talented but that screaming got on my nerves big time. I thought that Sam Harris back in the days of Star Search was a screamer but he was at least on pitch and the sound didn’t make you want to kill your mother (if your mother was Angela Lansbury in the Manchurian Candidate). Would I be surprised if we found out that what held Adam back was the fact that he was perceived as gay? No. But I don’t think you can exactly make the argument that Kris Allen was as talent free as William Hung either. Kris has that sort of boyish charm mixed with James Taylor laid backness with a singing style that apparently makes it impossible for him to hold any note without singing out of the side of his face.
What I’m trying to get to is that I think us gays should sit this dance out. If Adam Lambert is gay good for him. He owes no one anything but himself. Just because he signs up for a singing contest doesn’t give the public (are you listening Mr. Perez) the right to “out” him or anyone else. What always amazes me when gay bloggers and writers “out” a celebrity is that they seem to forget that it was probably not very easy for them to come out so why oh why would you put a fellow gay through a difficult time like that holding a magnifying glass up to it like they’re an ant and you’re trying to burn them.
We all win some and we all lose some. We lost marriage rights in California and Anne Heche, we got the right to marry in Iowa and still have Isaac Mizrahi (with his fab new show on Bravo). Both Adam and Kris have an opportunity that few get, to be on television on one of the most popular shows in the world. Whatever they do when they leave the Idol nest will determine who the real winner is and perhaps both can be winners but one thing is for sure, I’ll never look at Facebook on the night of a reality competition show’s finale again. Adam Lambert loses Idol – another reason to hate Facebook! – Don’t Get Me Started!
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