January 20, 2017

Adam Lambert wants open-mindedness for the future

HollywoodNews.com: Adam Lambert always pushes that people should embrace who they are and want to be, which is why he felt it necessary to respond to a discussion about a J.Crew ad.

The ad had a boy with nails painted pink and Lambert decided to point out how not controversial this ad is over Twitter. “GenderConfusion? I don’t think it’s that deep— children should have full freedom of expression. It’s everyone else who’s confused,” Lambert posted about the pink nail polish not being a big deal.

He then went on to discuss society and stereotypes: “If society didn’t work so hard to reinforce gender role stereotypes we would have a much more well-adjusted& open-minded future generation.”

What do you think about Adam Lambert addressing this?

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26 Comments

  • April 13, 2011 | Permalink |

    Adam has it right again. A boy’s pink fingernails aren’t hurting anyone, but the made-up rules deciding whether one should or should not paint their fingernails certanly do.

  • April 13, 2011 | Permalink |

    Adam Lambert is an old soul with very wise view and maturity, he is a kind soul with the patience of saint. If everybody shared his understanding, we wouldn’t have this discussion right now, It wouldn’t be a big deal, IT AIN”T THAT DEEP,like Adam always said.

  • April 13, 2011 | Permalink |

    Adam is absolutely right!! My boys have both painted their nails at some point and none of their fingers have fallen off nor has the world come to an end. Life is about exploring and figuring out who you are. Bottom line…it’s a kid and nail polish. Don’t we have more important things to worry about?

  • April 13, 2011 | Permalink |

    Adam is becoming a leading voice of open-mindedness and tolerance. I hope his message gets through to some people.

  • April 13, 2011 | Permalink |

    Adam knows what gender sterotyping is all about. I experienced this as a child also. Everyone around me said I should wear dresses, make up and act like a girl. Well I continued to be a tomboy and I turned out to be just who I am. I’m straight. Just cause a boy might wear nail polish or lipstick doesn’t mean he will become gay. All this is a natural transformation during puberty which is when a boy or girl’s body changes and sexual orientation is developed. We aren’t born any way we develop into the person we become.
    Gaga has it wrong.

  • April 13, 2011 | Permalink |

    I believe you left off half of the story, the tweet made before his tweets.

  • April 13, 2011 | Permalink |

    Adam is a smart man. I love how he gets his point across in 140 words or less, that’s talent right there. I wish everyone shared his views, and I’d love if my son were more like Adam. (my son developed his own views from outside sources that I’m not fond of, but I’m working on him)

  • April 13, 2011 | Permalink |

    I agree with Adam, and it’s really great that he brings these issues to light. Being a fan of his has made me a more socially conscious person and I love it. And I love HIM. Wish there were more artists like him who engages fans in these discussions over gender roles and social perception and whatnot.

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    Adam joined in this debate because someone else brought his name into it and included the link in their tweet referring to Adam. It wasn’t just out of the blue. Not that it matters. I think Adam articulated the core of this issue beautifully. It’s so good to have someone that talented and sexy also able to think and speak intelligently on topics like this. And good for him for taking a stand on it.

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    It would be really nice if you included all the facts, when you write a story like this. Not trying to be offensive here. However, I just think it’s the duty of any journalist to present the WHOLE story. As Jacki and Katie mentioned, you missed a key part of this story. Specifically WHY Adam felt prompted to make those tweets. IMHO I do feel that Abel Sanchez (@Abelsanchez) was being a bit condescending in his remark he made about Adam. But, Adam still stuck up for him, when his fans came to his defense. As Adam always does, he did NOT take it personal, and responded with grace and wisdom. It’s just ONE of the many reasons his fans love him so much, and feel the need to stick up for him. As much as I did NOT care for Abel’s smart a$$ remark, I did NOT tweet him. Adam doesn’t take offense to those kind of things, but if he did, he’s perfectly capable of defending himself. I wish SOME of his fans would learn that, and let Adam fight his own battles, instead of attacking people, when they make any kind of unfavorable remark, toward or about Adam. It only makes Adam fans look bad. 🙁 Let the idiots who make the remarks be the ones who look bad, just by making their foolish remarks. for all the world to see. No need to attack the uneducated. In my opinion that just sinks down to their level, is all.

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    This why we love Adam so much: because he is so damn WISE (besides talent, charisma, beauty, etc….). Adam is the person I would LOVE to have as a friend. For ever.

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    Adam is being true to what he has always said, and obviously always felt since we came to know him, what he stands for and who he is, and I agree, children should not be forced in to stereotypes regardless of their gender, their thoughts, their feelings, there interests, etc. Unfortunately, those children who are brave enough not to always conform are often times bullied for it, and need the support of their parents, siblings, schools, peers, and their communities to continue their quest in finding out who they really are Adam obviously grew up in that supportive environment, and I admire him for extending that same kind of support to others.

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    Adam is getting to the roots of the need for the It Gets Better Campaign. If we are so restricted by our notions of gender that a little boy can’t wear nail polish, it’s no wonder that those who are perceived of as “different” face tremendous challenges later in life. Thanks to Adam for once AGAIN standing up for his values.

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    The basis behind the nail polish story is, of course, people think a boy could become gay by wearing it. NOT wearing nail polish never stopped anyone from being gay. “We aren’t born any way we develop into the person we become” – I am a hetero woman and I knew I was fascinated by boys long before puberty occurred and I came down from the Sycamore tree in the front yard where I usually dangled from a limb…

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    how we are raised…what we see seldom influences our sexuality in terms of heterosexual or homosexual…There have been many studies disapproving this theory. You are born either with or without an attraction to the opposite sex….with features that are feminine, masculine or even both…I taught young children for years…I had little boys come in with nail polish…they were playing around…no worries…they were typical boys…What I found odd and sad was the adults reactions to the polish…like it was some crime…Do we get mad at a little girl if she plays football….baseball….dresses like a boy…no…but our society is so caught up in stereotypes that they freak when a boy wears polish…sad…Hell I like it when men take care of their nails…When I go to the salon to get my nails done…quite often a few men come in to get manicures…I would much rather have a guy who has nail polish on then a guy who has dirty unkept nails….People are people…grow up homophobes…

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    Adam is right. The last time I checked if your son wore pink he didn’t mysteriously turn homosexual. And, if he wants his toes painted like mom the world won’t end. His sexual orientation has already been decided with his birth. Nothing you do or don’t do will change it. I can’t believe that this is an issue in 2011. These types of things help us understand that we need to get rid of stereotypes and accept everyone into the human community. My two boys picked out pink shirts and bikes when they were little and I bought them. Pink is just a color. Painting toenails comes off with fingernail polish remover. Let’s evolve as a society to be accepting and inclusive.

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    I saw the ad, and it makes me (almost) want to buy J.Crew. HOW in the world is this ad controversial? In the ad, the mother is spending quality time with the son, and both are open-minded, loving, caring and fun. That is the type of parent I wish I had had, and the type of relationship I try to have with the children around me. I cannot even imagine the idiotic brutes who would take issue with this, and I agree 100% with Adam. We would be a much more loving, caring society if bigots and narrow-minded fanatics could get over themselves.

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    I think children have to go through different stages in life and experience everything. Important is to have supportive, open minded parents who “guide” them through their lives….. but at the same time don’t push them to be the kids, persons they would like them to be. I can only admire Adam’s parents ….. the way he is, thinks, behaves etc. he must have had a great childhood with all the love, fun, understanding and support he needed.

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    Why is this non-issue an issue at all? This was on our uber-conservative local newscast and some viewers were chiming in with things like “this is akin to child abuse” and “that is disgusting” REALLY?!! Having fun with your children is abuse? Laughing and joking with your child is disgusting?! Sad that this is controversial at all. It is 2011 people! GROW UP!

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    ADAM IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. ONE RESPONSE TO THE AD CALLED IT “HOMOGENIZING” THE SEXES. AND, WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT ? MEN AND WOMEN MIGHT ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER BETTER, AND THE KIDS WOULD BE MUCH MORE FREE AND HAPPIER, WITH OPEN MINDS.

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    Adam is always a voice of reason and tolerance. He has seen what predjudice cultivates and works quietly, living his life openly and productively, to be the best person he can be.
    While we, his fans, often “go off” when someone is unkind or just plain vicious to Adam, he is the one who calms it down, discouraging anger and encouraging understanding and moderation in all things. I’ve never seen someone so young have such a handle on life.

  • April 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    when my grandson was about 2 he told me he wanted a baby doll one year for Christmas, Being the spoiling grandma I am I was thrilled to buy him a baby. His daddy through a fit, said he COULD NOT have a doll.. well, no one tells me what I can buy for my grandbabies..lol.. he got his baby. Today his a normal 10 yo little boy who loves to wear pink, loves his long hair and LOVES TO LOOK AT BOOBS!! Sheesh,..we all are who we are.. I so long for the day when color, race, sexual orientation, etc doesn’t matter. It just hurts my heart.. it is so easy to love and accept for me.. why is it so hard for the majority of everyone else. And I AM a Christian.. my bible tells me to love everyone. I’m also a Grandma with black fingernails, blue in her hair and glitter on her face and you know what?? I ROCK!! So does Adam.

  • April 15, 2011 | Permalink |

    @ Vicky aka VickstiX,, don’t worry about my fandom and I won’t worry about yours. I noticed you managed to bring up the DJ’s name here and no one else did.

  • April 15, 2011 | Permalink |

    Adam not only talks the talk, he walks the walk. He is a great model for young people, and an in your face reminder to those who need to have their eyes opened.

  • April 15, 2011 | Permalink |

    I don’t think society creates gay people…God does. If it’s meant to be it’s meant to be and why do we always think we have to blame someone if someone isn’t who WE think they should be? Live and let live, stop the hate and start excepting what you can’t change. Embrace the differences, don’t fear them.

  • April 16, 2011 | Permalink |

    @Sadie I’m glad she brought up the DJ’s name. It’s what prompted Adam to make the tweets in the first place, and it should very well have been part of the article. And I don’t see anywhere in her comments where she is telling you to worry about her’s, Adam’s or anybody else’s fandom, for that matter. She simply stated her opinion. Guess that’s not allowed for people like you, who have nothing better to do, then post on article, putting other people down for voicing their opinion. Why don’t you try writing an opinion of your own about the article, instead of putting someone else down for theirs? At least she had the guts to speak out about her thoughts. Or don’t you know how to form thoughts of your own, other then putting others down for theirs? LOL

    For the record Vicky, I agree with your comment. Kudos to you.

    Adam is always thinking about social justice, and I love that about him. Not sure what the heck he meant by his tweets today though. LOL I wish people would quit trying to put everybody in boxes, and just love everyone for who they are. As Adam said. “we would have a much more well-adjusted & open-minded future generation.” I just love that man. And most of his fans. I could think of one here, I could do without though. hahaha

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