Alex Lambert homeless? That’s a topic that doesn’t really have a true answer this morning. According to a story on FOX News, Lambert recently tweeted he was “homeless”. Although Lambert followed up with the fact he had money and is okay, the tweets sent shock waves to American Idol fans across the country who watched him soar into the final 16. In fact, Alex Lambert was such a “big deal” on American Idol that when he was booted off there were petitions and fan clubs trying to bring him back.
But now there is information coming out–disseminated by Alex Lambert that he is “homeless” and “sleeping on the streets”? Is this the kind of rag to riches Ted Williams story that America just likes to fall in love with? Or is Alex Lambert mocking those who are truly homeless. A rep for Lambert denies the fact that Lambert is homeless in this story on Reality Blurred. So why on earth would Alex Lambert be going to Twitter to issue statements that he is homeless if he is indeed making money on a retainer?
Is this an attempt to garner more publicity so he can finally sign a record deal? Is Lambert just pulling our leg?
Either way, if it’s not true, Lambert is completely misguided saying he is “homeless” if he is not. I find it completely horrible that someone would pose as if they are homeless when in fact they are not. And how the heck is the guy able to tweet? Apparently he takes his laptop with him when he sleeps in the streets and goes to coffee houses to enjoy the WIFI and send out alarming tweets to “his fans”.
I was one of the people who thought Alex Lambert should have remained on American Idol well past the top 16. Maybe now we are getting a small glimpse of why the guy was booted from the show. If he is seriously tweeting that he is homeless and it’s not true–Alex Lambert is apparently okay with doing anything to draw publicity.
I kind of thought he was a “Rod Stewart” type singer with enormous potential. Now I am just not going to be that into his stuff if he does ever sign a record label. This was a horrible calculation on his part to gain publicity in my opinion if he is not homeless. Horrible.
There are people without money who are truly homeless. To compare yourself to those people is shameful in my opinion-especially when you have money. I would say that Lambert was being kind of sarcastic when he said he was “homeless”–but the exception is that Lambert actually says he is sleeping on “the streets”. That to me doesn’t mean an apartment of a friend or a hotel in downtown–it means the streets. So if it is true–and he is tweeting off a laptop–what kind of judgment does the guy actually have? Wouldn’t you sell your laptop or cell phone so you could sleep in a bed? It just doesn’t make sense. That’s why this whole Twitter revolution is often annoying. You can never truly tell what someone is writing and read their true intentions with a Tweet. Is he being sarcastic? Probably. Is he offering up a joke to stir up publicity? Probably. Was it in bad taste? Absolutely.