Sam Sparro on Adam Lambert’s comments that gay pop stars don’t get enough acceptance
Sam Sparro has revealed that he agrees with Adam Lambert’s recent comments that gay pop stars don’t get enough acceptance.
The American Idol finalist recently spoke out about the difficulties of being openly gay in the music industry, and the Australian singer told Digital Spy that he can see where he’s coming from.
When asked whether the general public are still resistant to gay pop stars, he replied: "I think so, I although have no idea why that's the case. Maybe it's because the girls make gay music better than the guys.
“There's also a reverse sexism thing going on, where women can exploit themselves as much as they like to sell music, but the minute a male artist crosses the line it's sneered at. Not that I want to come out with a song called 'Cake' and start slapping my VJ, but I'd like to see the reaction!"
The ‘Black & Gold’ hit-maker, who co-wrote two tracks on Lambert’s sophomore, ‘Trespassing,’ also said he hopes the UK takes to the album in the same way the US has:
"I love his new album - it's a great pop album. I'm so pleased it's topped the charts in America, and I hope it connects with the UK because he deserves it. His fanbase is crazy."
Listen to Sam Sparro's guest appearance on Adam Lambert's 'Shady' below:
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