In newly-released excerpts from an Out Magazine interview, Adam Levine took American Idol to task this week, claiming the competition forces its gay contestants to hide their sexuality.
Asked about that accusation, Idol/So You Think You Can Dance producer Nigel Lythoe essentially told Entertainment Weekly: HUH?!?
Indirectly or intentionally, Adam Lambert and Adam Levine continue to cross paths.
"To be frank, I didn’t understand why we’re talking about contestants being gay or not gay," Lythoe said. "I don’t go into my dentist and say, “Are you gay?” I don’t say to contestants on So You Think You Can Dance, “Are you gay?” What does it got to do with me? What does it got to do with anybody? When does privacy stop in this country?
"If somebody wants to say they’re gay, it’s up to them. You don’t expect us to turn around and say, “Are you gay?” Why would we do that? - “By the way, he’s a Catholic and he supports Obama and here’s his sexuality” - what does that have anything to do with singing talent? Maybe it does for Adam Levine, but not for me."