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Adam Lambert gives heartfelt speech before performance

HollywoodNews.com: While closing out his Glam Nation tour, Lambert decided to drop some knowledge on the audience before saying goodbye and busting into a heart-wrenching rendition of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

Before belting into the tune, Lambert had this to say, “The thing about the song is, it’s amazing that it was originally intended for civil rights, and ladies and gentlemen, if you haven’t noticed, the gay and lesbian community is in a civil-rights movement right now.” Lambert seems to have taken the message to heart and adopted it in his own struggles, a move that his fans really seem to embrace.

Lambert then discussed incidents in his career that have been difficult to overcome because of people’s prejudice, but the singer was quick to offer his support to people in those situations, even if it was a little vulgar. “The only reason I bring that up is, if anybody tells you ‘No,’ tell them, ‘F**k you.'”

Head on over to Celebuzz to see the video of Lambert’s inspirational speech.

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  • December 16, 2010 | Permalink |

    Adam’s choice of words vulgar? What is truly vile is the discrimination gays face.

  • December 17, 2010 | Permalink |

    Adam Lambert is by far the greatest entertainer of our generation. Golden in every way. Thank you Adam for giving us music again. You’ve got a great crew, fab band, great dancers. Each show better and better and the first one was great! We’ll miss you so hurry up with that GNT DVD.

  • December 17, 2010 | Permalink |

    I am shocked beyond belief at all the hate spewed at the GLBT community. I never realized how prevelant and strong it was until I started following Adam Lambert’s career. When I visit YouTube to check out his latest video the venom that comes out of the keyboard of some makes me cringe. A lot is from the youth of today which is really sad if this is our future. This hate is taught in schools, churches and by parents. There have been numerous times where when I stated I liked Adam Lambert’s voice I got a response “He’s gay you know”. Kind of in the same tone of voice as “he’s a serial killer you know”. After these comments I no longer let people off the hook. When I look them in the eye and ask “yes, I know, why did you feel the need to tell me that?” I am always met with stuttering. I must admit I do enjoy their discomfort *snickers*.

  • December 17, 2010 | Permalink |

    I don’t think it was vulgar either @raegirl

    It was a way to put an exclamation point on “his point” and it was for the audience in attendance, not for outsiders to judge on! If there were no fan vids then non-concert goers would be non-the-wiser.

    He is the right man, at the right time to bring us not only outstanding music but some provocative and long overdue discussions about inclusion. And if you listen to his whole speech it has been a long, hard journey to get to where he is today – and that song had a lot of full circle meanings that night…

  • December 17, 2010 | Permalink |

    @LJ December 17, 2010, regarding another comeback for people who say “Adam Lambert is gay you know…” , I read another brilliant response on an Adam Lambert fan site, and it was simply – ‘”…and your point is….”
    I’ve tried it, and yep, met with total stuttering and embarrassment usually. Good Lawd, would someone say of a black entertainer or politician or business man or news reoprter or sports figure or store owner etc. – “oh, he’s black you know…” I simply do not get it. But whatevs, Lambert is an amazing entertainer. Wish him well. Those who deny themselves of his brilliant vocals and fresh music, well, they are completely missing out, I feel badly for them.

  • December 17, 2010 | Permalink |

    Also, @Sandra December 17, who said “He is the right man, at the right time to bring us not only outstanding music but some provocative and long overdue discussions about inclusion. ..”
    I like the way you said that! Excellent. Thank you, I’m going to use that :).

  • December 17, 2010 | Permalink |

    I agree that what Adam said was for his fans not for non fans. What has been going on for years at rock concerts would definitely not be printable! Adam is such a nice guy and the media doesn’t really get this yet. Hopefully next year will be better in this regard.

  • December 17, 2010 | Permalink |

    What is obscene is the homophobia in this Country. How anyone else sexual orientation affects others is beyond me. I have such admiration for Adam looking these haters in the face and saying it how it is. If the F word bothers you, maybe you need an adjustment into the 21st Century or listen to what your kids are saying. This word is main stream and used to describe just about every and anything.

  • December 23, 2010 | Permalink |

    Almost everything about Adam Lambert’s style and career reminds me of Elvis Presley. The way he looks (one look into his eyes can make you ,male or female, melt.) The way he sings his own style, and the controversy it has caused. I am 52 years old and I think that Adam is going to be right there with the likes of Elvis.

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