- Entertainment and Media
Adam Lambert’s Twitter Twirade Calls Out Boundary Crossing Fans
Glam Nation Live Blu Ray available now!
Adam Lambert is known the world over as one sexy rock star! His onstage persona just oozes sensuality and his fans eat it up with a spoon. Adam is a self proclaimed sexual animal. But he doesn’t want to live in a cage.
For some fans, like me, there’s nothing sexier than self respect. And Adam Lambert exemplifies the meaning of the term. Today he called out a couple of fans for violating his off-stage personal boundaries while he was “out and about” attending a private party with friends. It seems some fans were following him and entering his personal space in ways he didn’t appreciate. Adam posted a Twitter twirade and let them have it in no uncertain terms. But, as is Adam’s habit, he did it with typical Lambert love, a bold love with grace rarely displayed by rock stars.
Fans: little strange when you walk up to say hi and you have a video cam on and ur trying to hide it. Who are u- paps? #imapersonnotathing
Or just taking a flash shot when I'm not lookin. Hah. C'mon it's so tacky tourist. Have common courtesy and just ask. #idontbite
But thank you to all the sweet, polite folks who are cool about it. I love meeting you guys out and about and it's a plus when you "get it"
Oh and also- please don't touch my face. #boundaries
My new mission is to keep it as real as possible at all times. No more pageant-style p.c. smile and wave, smoke blowin, fake BS. #Realness
Haha but it's sorta a damned if you, damned if you don't thing-- now some folks will think I'm an arrogant diva. Lol
When in reality- I'm human and just trying to do my best. Day by day. Just like you. :) love you Glamily.
Adam Lambert is nothing if not honest, real, and boldly loving. He shares himself with his fans in ways that go beyond the usual crumbs most celebs throw. Just two days ago he threw an impromptu Twitter party for his fans and answered questions they are dying to ask. And later that night did it again for those who might have missed the first one. At concerts and public appearances he never fails to stop and make time to talk with fans and sign pics and shirts and pose with them for photos and even hug them when asked, and always smiles and pours out his gratitude on them. Even when his handlers are trying to pull him away. And on his down time he graciously stops and poses for photos with fans who ask. Adam is no ivory tower celeb. He’s real and down to earth and highly accessible to his millions of fans. And he doesn’t have to be that way. He chooses to.
But today he once again reminded fans via Twitter that he is also a human being with boundaries that he is increasingly defining as his fame grows by leaps and bounds around the world. It seems certain fans, a minority to be sure, see him as nothing more than an animal in the zoo, and worthy of as little respect. A couple of them violated those boundaries at a friend’s party last night, Ru Paul’s Drag Race Finale party. They possibly got the VIP passes through less than honest means and bragged about it on Twitter, followed Adam around and surreptitiously filmed him. Then they posted the illicit vid on YouTube.
It seems it’s not the fact that they filmed him that got him riled up. It was the deceptive tactics. And it seems Adam has taken exception to the deception. Good call, Adam. Deception reeks of disrespect. And bold love born of self respect demands addressing that truth.
Adam’s use of Twitter to set his own personal boundaries with fans is highly admirable. By doing so he not only draws his own line in the sand, but he brings attention to a much needed message in this crazy world of celeb worship that’s often demonstrated through disrespectful boundary crossing, a message that underlines the fact that he, and all celebs, are people first. Like Adam says, he’s just “trying to do my best. Day by day. Just like you.”
Just like you. Just like me. Just like all people celebs need room to breathe, to just be, to feel like humans and not zoo animals. To be respected. Good on Adam Lambert for speaking his own truth, setting his own boundaries, and doing so in such a human, real, and loving way. He sets an example I hope many celebs choose to follow. In this day of instant mass communication, it’s as easy as a tweet!
Self respect. Adam has it. Adam teaches it. Very very sexy.
** I love when readers share my work and I thank all who do so. But please copy and paste only a short excerpt when doing so as well as a link to this, the original published article location. I very much appreciate your respecting my copyright. Thank you.