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Adam Lambert shows off dad bod and new twink boyfriend

It looks like Adam Lambert has a new special someone in his life!

The 38-year-old Queen frontman and former American Idol contestant was spotted packing on the PDA with new boyfriend Oliver Gliese on Tuesday (November 17) during a trip to Tulum, Mexico.

The couple was seen sharing some cute kisses and having a playful afternoon at the beach. Adam went shirtless in a zebra-print swimsuit while Oliver wore a blue speedo.

After the photos start spreading online, Adam took to Instagram Stories to seemingly comment on the pics. "I love my Dad Bod," he captioned a video of himself in which he used a filter to distort his face.

Oliver is the Innovation Forum Assistant for Global Fashion Agenda, where he supports the global partnerships team with the operation of the Innovation Forum during the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Adam was most recently linked to Javi Costa Polo, though it's unclear when they split.

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by Anonymousreply 21111/25/2020

Good for Adam! Talented singer and beautiful soul. Fuck homophobia for hurting his sales!

by Anonymousreply 111/20/2020

Fair enough.

Hedonism has consequences.

by Anonymousreply 211/20/2020

He probably put one weight during this year's lock down period. I saw him perform last December at the Bowery Ballroom and he seemed trim.

by Anonymousreply 311/20/2020

I never thought I'd compare my body to Adam Lambert's, but mine looks much the same thanks to COVID.

by Anonymousreply 411/20/2020

Really? Adam Lambert was a fat kid. He's always had to work to keep off the lbs.

by Anonymousreply 511/20/2020

I've never seen an attractive Adam Lambert bf. He just likes skinny. They're never handsome.

by Anonymousreply 611/20/2020

Yeah he was chubby when he was on American Idol and during his first CD.

by Anonymousreply 711/20/2020

Ok, no. This guy was actually cute.

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by Anonymousreply 811/20/2020

His wide head needs a fat body to go with it.

by Anonymousreply 911/20/2020

Lambert's usual preference in "refugee from RENT."

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by Anonymousreply 1011/20/2020

Adam Elephantbert.

by Anonymousreply 1111/20/2020

He’s always had weight issues. At least he can joke about it.

As for his boyfriends...no comment.

by Anonymousreply 1211/20/2020

Adam and Billy Ray Cyrus share a stylist, I see.

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by Anonymousreply 1311/20/2020

He just likes them skinny and tight I guess. He and Troye Sivan should get together

by Anonymousreply 1411/20/2020

Early Lambert.

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by Anonymousreply 1511/20/2020

Is this the danish bf?

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by Anonymousreply 1611/20/2020

[quote]Good for Adam! Talented singer and beautiful soul. Fuck homophobia for hurting his sales!

You can’t blame his lackluster career on homophobia when Lil Nas holds the record of having the longest running number one song ever in America. Adam’s music simply isn’t any good. I’ve actually bought his music just to support an openly gay artist even though his music does nothing for me. It’s just very mediocre.

by Anonymousreply 1711/20/2020

Filler queen?

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by Anonymousreply 1811/20/2020

As the late Patrice O’Neal said about sex , “It’s always ‘Big thing fucks the little thing.’ “

by Anonymousreply 1911/20/2020

[Quote] Adam’s music simply isn’t any good.

Agreed. He can't even pull of a good album cover. It always reads as cosplay.

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by Anonymousreply 2011/20/2020

The fake tan and eyeliner doesn't help

by Anonymousreply 2111/20/2020

I don't....hate it.

by Anonymousreply 2211/20/2020

*pull off

by Anonymousreply 2311/20/2020

What would Patricia Neal know about it?

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by Anonymousreply 2411/20/2020

Fat sow

by Anonymousreply 2511/20/2020

His last cd had two good songs: Roses and Closer To You

He’s a funny, intelligent and kind person. He’s an incredibly talented vocalist and performer. He also started a foundation and is giving back. Shut the fuck up, fat bitches

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by Anonymousreply 2611/20/2020

I just think the cultural climate of the US was still very hostile to an openly gay feminine man like Adam Lambert who dressed androgynously and kissed his male guitarists on stage. His music while generic seemed like a product of its time and if it was recorded by a female artist like Pink, Kelly Clarkson and Rihanna would not have flopped as hard. Also, he wasn't getting the best songwriters and producers because the industry was more reluctant to invest in him because he was openly gay and preferred to do pop rock with a glam image rather than hip-hop/R&B.

He tried butching it up for The Original High and then went back to glam for Velvet. I enjoy his music but it isn't memorable.

by Anonymousreply 2711/20/2020

Nice ballad

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by Anonymousreply 2811/20/2020

Adam's a top? Damn. Wish I knew that then.

by Anonymousreply 2911/20/2020

Oops this link

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by Anonymousreply 3011/20/2020

[quote]He’s an incredibly talented vocalist and performer.

Yes, he is. But his songs haven't matched his talent.

by Anonymousreply 3111/20/2020

He likes ‘em twinky

by Anonymousreply 3211/20/2020

Even when he's chubby he's still very handsome. Nice smile, beautiful eyes and cheekbones.

But why can't he keep a man?

by Anonymousreply 3311/20/2020

[quote]But why can't he keep a man?

The fact he’s pushing 40 and still chasing twinks might have something to do with it.

by Anonymousreply 3411/20/2020

He looks very exotic with the tan, eyeliner and hair-dye. But is actually a blond pale-skinned white boy with freckles.

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by Anonymousreply 3511/20/2020

I can land him my crane.

by Anonymousreply 3611/20/2020

Lend ^

by Anonymousreply 3711/20/2020

R35 He actually looks better blond (although it’s probably mostly gray now).

by Anonymousreply 3811/20/2020

Love him

by Anonymousreply 3911/20/2020

His freckles are cute on him.

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by Anonymousreply 4011/20/2020

If this was anyone else DLers would be fat shaming him

by Anonymousreply 4111/20/2020

[quote]If this was anyone else DLers would be fat shaming him

Some of us would be offering him a donut.

by Anonymousreply 4211/20/2020

[Quote] He also started a foundation

I'll bet. How many shades does he offer?

by Anonymousreply 4311/20/2020

He does look better tawny.

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by Anonymousreply 4411/20/2020

I like his proportions. He just needs to smoosh his fat into a more appealing silhouette.

by Anonymousreply 4511/20/2020

DL should give Adam props for being unapologetically gay and slutty on national TV.

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by Anonymousreply 4611/20/2020

Hot

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by Anonymousreply 4711/20/2020

R47 Why did he insist on kissing the straight ugly guitar player?

by Anonymousreply 4811/20/2020

R46, and that pretty much killed his career

by Anonymousreply 4911/20/2020

So sad that singer after singer shows amazing range and technique on American Idol and then spends their careers single ditzy little pop songs

by Anonymousreply 5011/20/2020

Damn, r35, I neve would've guessed that was him.

I know we're calling him gay here but when he was promoting the cd and being edgy, didn't Adam make a big deal about also being into women?

by Anonymousreply 5111/20/2020

Kelly Clarkson was the most successful Idol contestant probably because she was the first. But Adam, Carrie, Fantasia, Jordin and Jennifer Hudson all did well for themselves. They are all still working and doing projects. Kelly just had the privilege of being the first and got the biggest push and best songwriters and producers

by Anonymousreply 5211/20/2020

Nah. Clarkson was the most marketable. It wasn't simply that she was the first.

by Anonymousreply 5311/20/2020

Jennifer Hudson is the most accomplished too with her acting resume and being a complete professional. Fantasia can sing but cannot act to save her life and her mental problems made her unreliable

by Anonymousreply 5411/20/2020

I think Carrie’s actually the most marketable.

by Anonymousreply 5511/20/2020

Just know that anything posted on Just Jared is total PR and may or may not be real. JJ doesn't post anything without $$$.

by Anonymousreply 5611/20/2020

Fantasia was much more of a success in "The Color Purple." Jennifer Hudson's success is based on the old "wheel out a black sangin' woman" trope. Neither Fantasia or Hudson's recording career has been of much consequence.

by Anonymousreply 5711/20/2020

Froy has $$$$ to pay Just Jared?

by Anonymousreply 5811/20/2020

Kelly (before the weight gain) and Carrie are conventionally attractive women. Fantasia is homely and Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks are average looking. Jordin's music is basic as hell too though she reached a high note with One Step At A Time.

I have no idea where Justin Guarini, David Archuletta and Clay Aiken are?

by Anonymousreply 5911/20/2020

[Quote] I think Carrie’s actually the most marketable.

Her blandness only works for her marketability to a certain point. See: The Sound of Music Live!

by Anonymousreply 6011/20/2020

Jordin and Jennifer are better looking than Kelly, who looks like a potato.

by Anonymousreply 6111/20/2020

Free Willy sure has a thing for Eurotrash.

by Anonymousreply 6211/20/2020

Justin Guarini has got a bump in attention from doing some commercial.

by Anonymousreply 6311/20/2020

It amuses me that after turning his nose into a shark fin, Justin married a woman with a honker.

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by Anonymousreply 6411/20/2020

How old is the boyfriend?

by Anonymousreply 6511/20/2020

Almost past due.

by Anonymousreply 6611/20/2020

Wtf happened to Kelly? I don't remember her looking like this.

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by Anonymousreply 6711/20/2020

His AMA performance was hardly "shocking" or "slutty" it was simply not a good song. He needs better songwriters although I'm guessing he is content with being the frontman for Queen and doesn't give a shit now. I know I wouldn't.

by Anonymousreply 6811/20/2020

Fleshen swine. Kelly too. If I were rich I wouldn’t do shit to my face but I’d definitely be skinny af. I’d pay people to not let me eat.

by Anonymousreply 6911/20/2020

^ the song was fine. His first album was decent

by Anonymousreply 7011/20/2020

The boyfriend’s aesthetic on Instagram is sort of unexpected and refreshing

by Anonymousreply 7111/20/2020

R71 Ok sounds like you found something why not show us? Wtf

by Anonymousreply 7211/20/2020

The boyfriend only dresses in flour sacks?

by Anonymousreply 7311/20/2020

Is he still around? Fat pig.

by Anonymousreply 7411/20/2020

[quote]Her blandness only works for her marketability to a certain point

Carrie has sold more records than the more talented Kelly. If that’s not a triumph of marketing, I don’t know what is.

by Anonymousreply 7511/20/2020

Adam took the spot as frontman of Queen at the expense of his solo career. Honestly, probably not a bad choice considering most money is made in touring and he could play stadiums/festivals with them for decades as opposed to risking falling into obscurity with a fizzled solo career. But he'll neve be a significant artist on his own now the way it seemed like he could be right after American Idol/when his first album came out.

by Anonymousreply 7611/20/2020

[Quote] Adam took the spot as frontman of Queen at the expense of his solo career.

No he didn't. Taking the Queen gig has probably allowed him to keep making records of his own.

by Anonymousreply 7711/20/2020

Adam was the last Idol contestant to have a semi-decent career, and it’s been over a decade since he was on the show. So I don’t understand how the show is still on when none of the contestants from the past decade have gotten a career off the ground.

by Anonymousreply 7811/20/2020

Because TV shows are made for people to watch.

by Anonymousreply 7911/20/2020

Good voice, forgettable songs, more than decent career so far, cute dad bod and cute boyfriend. I’ve heard nothing but good things about what a nice person he is. He is one of those people, while I’m not personally an active fan, I hope for his success.

by Anonymousreply 8011/20/2020

Adam has a beautiful face and a great voice.

Looking at these pics..i didnt know she is a lesbian

by Anonymousreply 8111/20/2020

I guess because he was a former fat kid, that's why he's so kind and has a sense of humor.

by Anonymousreply 8211/20/2020

He also came up through musical theatre.

by Anonymousreply 8311/20/2020

R72 it was posted at R16

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by Anonymousreply 8411/20/2020

The tattoos are disgusting.

Adam is a bit young for a dad bod like that. He's just a plain fat bod.

by Anonymousreply 8511/20/2020

I hate when low ranking celebrities, like Adam Lambert, call entertainment media outlets and let them know that he will be at the beach. The numerous pics of ocean frolic are contrived and thirsty. He probably called TMZ first and they didn't give two shits.

by Anonymousreply 8611/20/2020

He's naturally pudgy. And blond.

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by Anonymousreply 8711/20/2020

He was actually a ginge.

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by Anonymousreply 8811/20/2020

This angle never flatters anyone.

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by Anonymousreply 8911/20/2020

Russet.

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by Anonymousreply 9011/20/2020

No tan or makeup.

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by Anonymousreply 9111/20/2020

So I guess Adam's proof that makeup can enhance a man's beauty just like a woman's?

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by Anonymousreply 9211/20/2020

I’m confused, like five years ago he was on Glee playing a 20 something, how is he now 38? How’d that happen.

by Anonymousreply 9311/20/2020

You're thinking of Chris Colfer.

by Anonymousreply 9411/20/2020

He had some decent songs on his first and second albums

by Anonymousreply 9511/20/2020

[quote]Oliver is the Innovation Forum Assistant for Global Fashion Agenda, where he supports the global partnerships team with the operation of the Innovation Forum during the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Say what?

by Anonymousreply 9611/20/2020

Justin Guarini seems to be doing musical theater more. I've seen him onstage and I have to say he was excellent. I had no idea he was so talented, as I don't watch any of the singing shows.

by Anonymousreply 9711/20/2020

When did he adopt?

by Anonymousreply 9811/20/2020

[Quote] Say what?

He folds only the BEST sweaters.

by Anonymousreply 9911/20/2020

Adam was a pretty cute kid when he was very young. Who knew he was a redhead lol

by Anonymousreply 10011/20/2020

I think Adam is very good-looking with his natural light hair and pale freckled skin. He has a great facial structure, well-shaped noses and lips, gorgeous eyes and smile.

by Anonymousreply 10111/20/2020

I think he's good looking too but too feminized in the face. Don't know if it's makeup or fillers or botox or a combo but it looks very artificial

by Anonymousreply 10211/20/2020

Those tattoos are a mess. I’m not anti-tattoo, but when people do sleeves and have them all over, it looks stupid.

by Anonymousreply 10311/20/2020

This romance won’t end well.

by Anonymousreply 10411/20/2020

So Adam's a top? Who knew.

by Anonymousreply 10511/20/2020

That's a dad bod and a half

by Anonymousreply 10611/20/2020

Any naked pics of Adam? With or without makeup?

by Anonymousreply 10711/20/2020

[Quote]Innovation Forum Assistant for Global Fashion Agenda, where he supports the global partnerships team with the operation of the Innovation Forum during the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

WTF is that?

by Anonymousreply 10811/20/2020

Kelly Clarkson has one of the best voices to come out of AI so that’s why she’s had a good career.

by Anonymousreply 10911/21/2020

Adam Lambert should just go back to musical theatre. NYC will treat him like a mega star

by Anonymousreply 11011/21/2020

[quote]Adam Lambert should just go back to musical theatre. NYC will treat him like a mega star

Yeah, about that...

by Anonymousreply 11111/21/2020

He’s been a failure on his own. Luckily he had the queen thing. All of his solo albums have tanked. He’s had a non career except for touring with queen. And now he’s fat.

by Anonymousreply 11211/21/2020

Oh honey, they’ll ruin my bedsheets with all that mascara, you can keep the whole or of them.

by Anonymousreply 11311/21/2020

[quote] Innovation Forum Assistant for Global Fashion Agenda, where he supports the global partnerships team with the operation of the Innovation Forum during the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

[quote] WTF is that?

It's nothing. Its some shit he made up in an attempt to not like an unemployed gold digging twink.

Oh and I'm bed snickering re-reading that job title and description. It sounds like a club in high school for those going to a fashion and design college with no accreditation.

by Anonymousreply 11411/21/2020

r112, his first album didn't tank. He does okay within his niche.

by Anonymousreply 11511/21/2020

He really does have unusual taste in partners.

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by Anonymousreply 11611/21/2020

[quote]I’d pay people to not let me eat.

Once I paid people to not let me eat.

I ate them.

by Anonymousreply 11711/21/2020

Nice to see a celebrity picking an average looking boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 11811/21/2020

Did Adam and Joey Gray ever date? I would guess not as I don't think Adam's exes tend to stick around in his orbit. Gay Hollywood is so tiny - note Troye Sivan's ex on the right.

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by Anonymousreply 11911/21/2020

Adam is still young enough to get a hit honestly. Ageism isn't much of a thing now because the music industry can't create young stars anymore and the established ones still generate interest due to social media and fandom support. I think he's just complacent and not ambitious enough to try to aim for a higher caliber of music. He needs to find a really good producer and songwriter but like I said he seems happy with what he has. He isn't hungry like some others are.

Also Nile Rodgers was a great collaboration.

by Anonymousreply 12011/21/2020

Ruben Studdard is clearly the most successful AI winner evah!

by Anonymousreply 12111/21/2020

[quote] the music industry can't create young stars anymore

What about this star?

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by Anonymousreply 12211/21/2020

Have we seen pictures of his kids yet?

by Anonymousreply 12311/21/2020

What hurts young stars is the length of time they've been stars in the industry. They can become "old hat" and associated with a past era even if they're still in their twenties. Miranda Cosgrove, for example.

by Anonymousreply 12411/21/2020

[quote] Froy has $$$$ to pay Just Jared?

My daddy pays for it.

by Anonymousreply 12511/21/2020

A lot of these shows like American Idol, America's Next Top Model and X Factor seem like a waste of time now. Especially thanks to social media which has helped more people become famous than any reality show. Hell even in the 2000s people had a better shot on MySpace and YouTube.

by Anonymousreply 12611/21/2020

Well, now we know who has been starting all the "Fat Whores Rejoice" threads on DL....

by Anonymousreply 12711/21/2020

Hope he's off his $1000 a day coke habit.

by Anonymousreply 12811/21/2020

[quote]His music while generic seemed like a product of its time and if it was recorded by a female artist like Pink, Kelly Clarkson and Rihanna would not have flopped as hard.

Interesting because one of his better-charting songs, “Whataya Want From Me”, was written by Pink.

by Anonymousreply 12911/21/2020

[quote]I hate when low ranking celebrities, like Adam Lambert, call entertainment media outlets and let them know that he will be at the beach.

Stop. Nobody does that.

by Anonymousreply 13011/21/2020

[quote]I think Carrie’s actually the most marketable.

She sticks to her niche in country and chooses good songs. She’s not really that interesting. Kelly’s not afraid to step out of her comfort zone and try new things.

by Anonymousreply 13111/21/2020

R120, just wishing for a hit won't make it happen. Just working with a hit songwriter won't make it happen either - even hitmakers don't have a 100% success rate. People who don't know a lot about the business think anyone ambitious will automatically make it - they don't understand the huge failure rate in the industry. It's kind of like Republicans who think all it takes to be a billionaire is "hard work"

by Anonymousreply 13211/21/2020

R132 Yes, the audience has to like the song and like the person and that's something that can't be forced.

by Anonymousreply 13311/21/2020

I remember he said one time in an interview he slept with a woman and enjoyed the experience ( a little surprising given how fem he is, it seems rather farcical that he could ever actually attract a woman), anyway he then went on to insist that he was a "gold star gay" for some reason... Since then I always thought he was kinda dumb.

by Anonymousreply 13411/21/2020

[Quote] it seems rather farcical that he could ever actually attract a woman

?

by Anonymousreply 13511/21/2020

[Quote] it seems rather farcical that he could ever actually attract a woman

Some gays really internalize femmephobia, huh.

by Anonymousreply 13611/21/2020

Aren't most of Adam's fans women? I remember when he was on American Idol and many girls in my high school were obsessing over him and they were debating over whether he was gay or not. He had that pop punk look at the time that white girls loved. He is definitely considered attractive to many women.

by Anonymousreply 13711/21/2020

George Michael also talked about fucking women. He said he lived a bisexual lifestyle in the 1980s and was really dating Kathy. All until he met Anselmo and fell in love and decided he was gay because he could never love a woman like that.

by Anonymousreply 13811/21/2020

Yes. His fans are women. Most men's are. Gay men follow women in higher numbers.

by Anonymousreply 13911/21/2020

As for his weight gain. Is he touring or filming anything? Because most singers and actors gain weight in between projects. I imagine COVID-19 caused many people to pack on a few pounds.

by Anonymousreply 14011/23/2020

I would have thought that Lambert could do better to be honest.

by Anonymousreply 14111/23/2020

Wow, I thought DL was just being its bitchy self and overreacting but even I have to admit he's packed on the COVID 30. The boyfriend is fug.

by Anonymousreply 14211/23/2020

What's with all the tattoos? Nice Jewish boys don't have these tattoos. Oy gevalt.

by Anonymousreply 14311/23/2020

Adam Lambert is Jewish? Was that well know before?

by Anonymousreply 14411/23/2020

Fugly fat dad bod. Ewwwwww!

by Anonymousreply 14511/23/2020

I gain just a couple of pounds & I grow alarmed, so it’s hard for me to understand people who just let themselves go.

by Anonymousreply 14611/23/2020

Mother is Jewish. Is 38 now, which is 88 in DL years.

by Anonymousreply 14711/23/2020

He should marry Miranda Lambert and change his name to Adam Lambert.

by Anonymousreply 14811/23/2020

[quote] He probably put one weight during this year's lock down period

That's no excuse. I lost weight during the shutdown.

by Anonymousreply 14911/23/2020

R38, A man in his late 30s is not "probably gray now."

R31 summed it up. Adam's extraordinary voice never met its song match.

Why Sam Smith got so many accolades and opportunities while Adam has not will never cease to baffle me. Adam gets the song for the movie "2012," while Sam gets the theme for a Bond blockbuster.

by Anonymousreply 15011/23/2020

R149 I did too so I agree that’s no excuse.

by Anonymousreply 15111/23/2020

That's because you can't afford groceries.

by Anonymousreply 15211/23/2020

R51 For what, makeup tips?

by Anonymousreply 15311/23/2020

Fat is not where it's at.

by Anonymousreply 15411/23/2020

He has horrid taste in twinks. I guess a femmy dad bod top is not such a hot commodity even if they are a c list celebrity.

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by Anonymousreply 15511/23/2020

Maybe Adam didn't have "it" but he is more vocally talented than all of the other male entertainers who made it big like Jason Derulo, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas, the list goes on...

by Anonymousreply 15611/24/2020

Rock and roll for him, but I think the child looks like a drowned rat.

by Anonymousreply 15711/24/2020

R157 I can see him doing an AOR album. Like Michael Bolton his voice is suited to rock music but he wants to keep doing pop music. You would think touring with Queen would make him realize that.

And he definitely has odd taste in men. He should find a queen his own age.

by Anonymousreply 15811/24/2020

His own weight has no bearing on who he dates. He has always gone for skinny types who aren't pin ups.

As for AOR, I can see why a gay man would not go after the rock market.

by Anonymousreply 15911/24/2020

Adam should cover this song and make a music video with a gay theme.

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by Anonymousreply 16011/24/2020

The better song off of Soul Provider. I recently learned Bolton wrote songs for Cher during her AOR period which makes sense, similar sound

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by Anonymousreply 16111/24/2020

I would watch a video of Adam Rimming and pounding his twink, I wont lie.

by Anonymousreply 16211/24/2020

That ass would be covered in make up after a rimjob from Lambert.

by Anonymousreply 16311/24/2020

Blaming homophobia on this guys lackluster career is indeed ridiculous. As mentioned, Lil Nas X just released another hit song that will top the charts for months and he even wrote the lines 'I might bottom on the low but I top shit' which I'd consider DL gold T-shirt material.

Sam Smith is extremely popular and Tyler the Creator wrote an entire record on his love for another man too so, bitch please.

by Anonymousreply 16411/24/2020

R164 These artists came out way after Adam Lambert who debuted in 2009 and was a feminine glam guy.

Tyler the Creator's audience was skater kids and his early work with Odd Future had gay slurs and misogynistic lyrics and he also was technically closeted for most of his career. You act like he was openly gay from the get-go.

Sam Smith was more masculine looking too when he debuted and I really doubt if he was non-binary at his debut he would never have been as popular.

by Anonymousreply 16511/24/2020

This site has to be filled with kids. The 2000s was still a very homophobic time. It was the Bush-era, The War on Terror, conversion camps and Evangelicalism was still a thing. Yeah we had Will & Grace and Queer Eye but that was as far as it would go.

Even if Adam had amazing music, there was just no way an openly gay, feminine and flamboyant guy like him would be guaranteed any major success in the US market at the time.

by Anonymousreply 16611/24/2020

[Quote] Ruben Studdard is clearly the most successful AI winner evah!

He's also certainly the biggest!

by Anonymousreply 16711/24/2020

Why are you talking about "that time"? Isn't he making music today? What's stoping him now? He fronted Queen, are you saying he doesn't have enough exposure today?

[quote] You act like he was openly gay from the get-go.

Where did I say that? Igor came out in 2019, same year as Adam's last album, what's stoping him now? Sam Smith is prancing around a room like a 12 year old school girl in love on a video with over 35 million views in less than 2 months. No one ever thought Sam Smith was straight, don't be delusional.

The point is, audiences today embrace openly gay creators and content, Adam just isn't grabbing their attention.

by Anonymousreply 16811/24/2020

His songs were shitty his best one was a pink reject, enough said!

by Anonymousreply 16911/24/2020

R168 First impressions tend to last I guess. But I don't really see how Sam Smith is better in anyway since I can't remember any of his songs either, I think Smith just had the benefit of making boring coffeehouse music for his debut and it helped his longevity in adult contemporary field. Adam's Original High album is not any worse honestly.

Anyhoo George Michael needs to be resurrected!

by Anonymousreply 17011/24/2020

Well, Adam is no Queen.

by Anonymousreply 17111/24/2020

r13 What a Karen haircut.

by Anonymousreply 17211/24/2020

[quote] Why Sam Smith got so many accolades and opportunities while Adam has not will never cease to baffle me. Adam gets the song for the movie "2012," while Sam gets the theme for a Bond blockbuster.

Adam has terrible managers and he still hasn't found his voice, no pun intended. He's technically superior than Sam Smith, but Smith has a personality and a style that is his own. Smith also was lucky to debut with two hits written by a famous pop duo, you can't predict the market, it's that simple.

Lil Nas X can't even sing and he's mostly popular out of his persona. He managed to write a lackluster song that became the most successful single in music history, that is baffling, but it is what it is.

Once Adam finds himself artistically, he can be just as successful. Whoever said upthread his singing doesn't match him was right on the money. Maybe he should look for Billie Eilish's manager and fire whoever represents him now.

by Anonymousreply 17311/24/2020

r16 punchable face

by Anonymousreply 17411/24/2020

[Quote] Smith also was lucky to debut with two hits written by a famous pop duo

Daphne & Celeste?

by Anonymousreply 17511/24/2020

I want to see Adam succeed because he has actual talent in both singing and theatre, is a proud gay man and is more charming and likable than these other non-singing "queer" pop stars who seem manufactured to appeal to the TikTok/Tumblr "woke" crowd rather than actual gay people.

by Anonymousreply 17611/24/2020

He has already succeeded. He fronts Queen.

by Anonymousreply 17711/24/2020

Adam also would have done better in the 1980s. Many big-voiced singers doing fun pop music like Nik Kershaw, David Bowie, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Rick Astley, Natalie Cole and Taylor Dayne. I can definitely hear Adam doing New Wave/New Romantic type of music.

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by Anonymousreply 17811/24/2020

They weren't manufactured, they just happen to be born in the age of social media, they're actually original in their own right. Lil Nas X was very bold to come out as gay (not queer) at age 20 at the top of his game in a genre that is notoriously homophobic, you can't ignore that. Say all you want about his non voice and whatnot but he's a rapper and decent at that and he didn't wait the end of his career to do it.

Tyler the Creator hasn't come out officially. I think he did, then said it was a joke, etc, but its pretty obvious by his last two albums, all great btw, that he is gay. I don't know why he doesn't do it already.

Another kid that hasn't come out even though he's obviously gay is Conan Gray. One of his hit videos is about a typical closet case scenario, I wish you were sober. In the video he flirts with a guy and a girl but the lyrics only matches a guy. I hope he comes out soon enough. He is another byproduct of the Internet, you can watch videos of him on his YT channel dating back when he was 14.

We are entering a new era now.

by Anonymousreply 17911/24/2020

Does he need to come out?

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by Anonymousreply 18011/24/2020

R179 Except for Tyler (who btw I have been following since my teen years). The other twos music is not very memorable or good. Conan's music especially puts me to sleep. As for other gay rappers, Anye Elite and Big Freedia are better to me than Lil Nas X and also further back Da Brat and Queen Latifah .

It's good they are openly gay for the younger audience for representation though.

by Anonymousreply 18111/24/2020

Da Brat only came out recently.

by Anonymousreply 18211/24/2020

And Queen Latifah never has.

by Anonymousreply 18311/24/2020

Adam's vocal ability is NOT matched by his song writing skills. When he started working with Queen, I thought that he might go with more of a rock sound, but he continues to release the same mediocre electro pop. At this point, he's rich and doesn't need solo success, so the chance that he will finally settle into a successful niche on his own seems very unlikely.

by Anonymousreply 18411/24/2020

The "new era" is laughable because we are still a minority and heterosexuals can easily just change their mind and hate us again. That's the unfortunate part of being a minority, our lives are dependent on the majority's ability to tolerate us. If you seen the support of Trump and how he could have almost won the election then it informs us there is still a lot of bigotry in this country. The societal attitudes on homosexuality have changed depending on the climate. Look at Ancient Greece and Rome and then Medieval Europe. Look at Edo era Japan then modern Japan. Societies have backtracked on tolerance of LGBT many times.

I agree Adam's music is pretty forgettable and that probably plays a role in his flopping. But still let's not pretend homophobia is dead just because of Lil Nas X's novelty factor and one-hit wonder.

by Anonymousreply 18511/24/2020

[Quote] heterosexuals can easily just change their mind and hate us again.

Does that make you feel better about failure?

by Anonymousreply 18611/24/2020

r147 That makes the average age on DL 180.

by Anonymousreply 18711/24/2020

[quote] The "new era" is laughable because we are still a minority and heterosexuals can easily just change their mind and hate us again

You're 60 + aren't you? I don't mean to be offensive, but you're just out of touch with the times and you're way too hyperbolic for your own good.

by Anonymousreply 18811/24/2020

Sam Smith too is fat.

by Anonymousreply 18911/24/2020

R188 I'm 27 and just very well-read on history. Also I grew up in a small town. I was called gay slurs growing up, I like many were still closeted due to fear of being put in some gay conversion therapy camp and also people still casually used the term "that's gay!".

Open up some history books and you will see how history has repeated itself. Minorities are always at the mercy of the majority. You know that it's still legal in many states to discriminate against LGBT in employment, housing and business? Did you know there are many states trying to make gay marriage difficult to obtain? Did you know gay conversation therapy is still legal in many states? Small town America is still very conservative and very Christian. You are being offensive

by Anonymousreply 19011/24/2020

And you're being fatalistic, hon.

by Anonymousreply 19111/24/2020

You need some therapy to deal with your trauma. Im very sorry you've been though this, but your past experience is affecting you sense of reality I'm sorry to say. You may be 27 but you act ant think like a 60 year old queen that barely survived AIDS and can't cope. I mean it with deepest respect possible, seek professional help, you're too young for this shit.

by Anonymousreply 19211/24/2020

R192 You should respect your gay elders too and making a mockery of the gay men who died from HIV is not cool. I need help for worrying about history repeating itself? Look at what's happening in Chechnya, India and etc. The US is becoming more fascist and a police state. Scholars have been noticing this since the 1980s during the Reagan Administration. Homophobia should never be trivialized and a gay person regardless of age being concerned about homophobia rising again is not being a loon. Just because the media is postmodern and ahistorical and tricked us into thinking homophobia is over because a few out gay men and lesbians have become celebrities. Gay hate crimes and gay slurs are still a common occurrence and as I have said still no protection against discrimination against LGBT in the workforce, housing and business.

Should young gay men not give a shit about homophobia and bigotry because it's less prevalent and less violent than the past?

by Anonymousreply 19311/24/2020

That is not a dad bod. That is a beached whale bod.

by Anonymousreply 19411/24/2020

R193 You're clearly less intelligent than you want to come across, if you couldn't grasp a simple analogy with the Aids analogy used. There was zero mockery in that. Maybe your problem isn't just trauma but a bit of stupidly too.

by Anonymousreply 19511/24/2020

R195 What does have to do with homophobia not being over and there still being hate crimes and discrimination? Where are your priorities?

by Anonymousreply 19611/24/2020

[quote] Look at what's happening in Chechnya, India and etc

Do you live there? Your fear borders schizophrenia. You're a major drama queen and you need professional help, your grasp on reality is worrisome. You're not living in Iran, Suzan if you dislike your bumfuck town just fucking move elsewhere and stop crying like a baby.

by Anonymousreply 19711/24/2020

R195 And there is still an HIV crisis in the US South especially among many gay black men. Native Americans and Hispanics also have higher HIV rates than White Americans. Just because the media doesn't talk about it doesn't mean it's not an issue. And if I'm traumatized then why are you calling me stupid and also why did you call those older gay men who suffered from HIV and barely survived "old queens". Clearly you have issues with yourself and the gay community.

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by Anonymousreply 19811/24/2020

R197 Moving costs money and it's not really as easy as you make it seem. You lack the empathy gene.

by Anonymousreply 19911/24/2020

Whatever dude, keep fighting gay bashing windmills, my patience has wained. Bye.

Good luck being this cray cray.

by Anonymousreply 20011/24/2020

R200 Good luck being self-hating and an asshole. Bye

by Anonymousreply 20111/24/2020

What do ya want from me?

by Anonymousreply 20211/24/2020

[quote] Good luck being self-hating and an asshole. Bye

Self hating? Bitch, you're the one acting like nazis are about to kidnap you and kill you. I'm pretty happy and fine were I stand as a gay man in the world.

by Anonymousreply 20311/24/2020

Beached whale bod is right. Adam is homely.

by Anonymousreply 20411/24/2020

Adam is ROOMY.

by Anonymousreply 20511/24/2020

He could play Mama Cass Elliot. I see an Oscar in his future.

by Anonymousreply 20611/24/2020

R206 Won’t the trans be mad and protest if he does?

by Anonymousreply 20711/25/2020

His voice is too high for Cass.

by Anonymousreply 20811/25/2020

Enough with this fat fuck.

by Anonymousreply 20911/25/2020

Isn’t dad bod sort of like “skinny-fat” or “fit-fat?” He just looks fat.

by Anonymousreply 21011/25/2020

His hole is wide open though.

by Anonymousreply 21111/25/2020
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