Adam Lambert: “I didn’t see the backlash coming”

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: Singer Adam Lambert performs at 102.7 KIIS-FM's Wango Tango 2010 show, held at the Staples Center on May 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

Adam Lambert has spoke about his performance at the American Music Awards last November, where he caused controversy by kissing a boy. Gasp!

The Sydney Star Observer spoke to Adam about what happened after the performance, when US TV appearances were being cancelled because bosses were worried what he might do next.

“I definitely didn’t see the backlash coming as it did. I learned from it, and I’m really proud that I managed to get through it without apologising at any stage, because I don’t think I did anything wrong,” he said.

Adam also spoke about being openly gay and on a major label in the US.

“I don’t get heavily involved in activism, because I feel that just by being myself, that in itself is a statement. Here in the United States, I’m the first openly gay singer to be signed to a major label. That in itself should be looked at as a step in the right direction.”