Adam Lambert Critiques Susan Boyle, Album

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They were linked throughout 2009 as artists that burst onto the scene and captured the heart of music fans in wholly contrasting ways:

Adam Lambert was loud, in your face, sexy, gay, proud and confident.

Susan Boyle was quiet, timid, reliant on an opera-like voice that's been hidden inside a (let's face it) ugly body.

Both released debut albums in November, with Boyle's breaking records and dominating the charts for months. Lambert's fared well, but it didn't stand out in nearly the same way.

Now, Adam has ripped into the Scottish singer, saying in a recent interview:

If only it weren't for Susan Boyle! I'm happy for her success, but that album is terrible. "Wild Horses" is the one that made me laugh the hardest. I just died when I heard it, I was crying with laughter. It was the most horrendous, sacrilegious treatment of that song!

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In his defense, Adam says he's been misquoted. He and Susan appeared on Oprah together last month and certainly seemed to get along well. He was also clearly laughing when he said the words above, but it's not hard to see why they've created such a stir.

We're enormous fans of Lambert and have defended him against critics since his run on American Idol. But it's hard to have any reaction to these comments, IF he said them, aside from: Bitter much?!?

Lambert's honest and open attitude is a major appeal, but anyone can go too far. When the target is a singer who has outsold him by millions, the attack just seems fueled by jealousy and pettiness.

Was Lambert joking around when he critiqued Boyle? Probably. But he should have known better than to go on record with such pointed words. If he referred to to the album as "terrible," then he's entitled to his opinion - but so are others that believe he should have thought more about these comments.

** UPDATE: Through discussion with fans of Lambert, we have modified this article's headline. They are correct that the initial version - "Adam Lambert Rips Into Susan Boyle" - was unnecessarily harsh and did not paint an accurate picture of Adam's comment.


LET HIM SAY HIS OPINION. If you fucking hate it, don't listen to it. Why don't you go be a "better person" and just let him be?


Adam Lambert is a FAGGOT with AIDS!


Johnny, your comment made no sense. If you were trying to be funny by insulting his abnormally huge penis [oh there's NSFW obvious photos don't you worry hahahaha], saying he is only able to "critique" his, makes no sense. Who critiques their own package? LOOOOOL. If you were saying he's an expert in cocks, you'd be right. But that's not insulting either. WHAT LMAO.


Johnny, Lambert has should I put it, fkn ENORMOUS Do you want me to post pics for proof seeing as his is on your mind? Because I WILL lmfao.


Wow, Johnny, you sound pretty jealous of the fact that Adam, shall we say. Must be tough for you.


A small weiner is the only thing Adam is capable of critiquing.


A small 8========D~~~~~ is the only think Adam is capable of critiquing.


I am sick of this guy already. He needs to keep mouth shut, keep his gay stuff where it belongs (private) and grow into a artist that deserves respect. Right now all he deserves is to get his ass kicked by Susan Boyle. It think she might win.


well i dont know the guy that well. if he says he was misquoted since its the first time he should be given the benefite of the doubt.
ms boyle is a fantastic talent. even sinister simons mouth dropped open when she sang perfectly and with a great voice. i think its great a woman like herself can become a star the way she did. relying solely on her talent
she has good range and should prosper. im glad to see shes improved her wardrobe it really enhances her look


u go Adam O
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