Earlier this week, we asked readers if they thought Adam Lambert should officially come out of the closet.
A majority of respondents so far have said no, Lambert doesn't owe it to anyone to announce that he's gay.
Based on her appearance on this morning's edition of The View, it sounds like Kara DioGuardi would reply similarly, but for a different reason: everyone already knows Adam is gay!
"I don't think that Adam was ever in [the closet]," the American Idol judge said. "I think he was always openly out."
That's not entirely true, of course. Lambert has never been ashamed to act in a certain matter (nor should he be), but he's gone out of his way to beat around the homosexual bush each time a reporter has broached the topic of his sexuality.
Asked by Barbara Walters whether the perception of being gay negatively affected Lambert's finish on the show, DioGuardi said:
"I hope not... because we should be judging on talent and viability in the music industry and they both [Lambert and winner Kris Allen] had that."
Do you agree? Do you think Lambert's sexual orientation cost him the American Idol crown?