Adam Lambert had a simple response to the impassioned open letter penned by the editor in chief of Out magazine, alleging that the flamboyant “American Idol” runner-up’s management team is attempting to push him back into the closet: Chill out.
Lambert took to his Twitter account on Tuesday to respond to Aaron Hicklin’s tirade, reports MTV.
“Dear Aaron, it’s def not that deep. Chill! Guess ya gotta get attention for the magazine,” Lambert wrote. “U too are at the mercy of the marketing machine.”
“Until we have a meaningful conversation, perhaps you should refrain from projecting your publication’s agenda onto my career.”
The above tweetst came after Hicklin published a letter in which he said he was proud to have the singer in the Out 100 list of influential gay and lesbian icons but upset that Lambert’s label and management appear to be trying to tone down talk of his homosexuality.
“You’re a pioneer, an out gay pop idol at the start of his career,” Hicklin wrote.
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“Someone has to be first, and we’re all counting on you not to mess this up. You have to find your own path and then others can follow. We just hope it’s a path that’s honest and true and that you choose to surround yourself with people who celebrate your individuality.”