I wrote this article a while back and due to recent events I thought that some of Adam Lambert’s fans need to be reminded that he is entitled to his zone of privacy.
Adam On Twitter:
“Fans: little strange when you walk up to say hi and you have a video cam on and ur trying to hide it. Who are u- paps? #imapersonnotathing”
“Or just taking a flash shot when I’m not lookin. Hah. C’mon it’s so tacky tourist. Have common courtesy and just ask. #idontbite”.
“But thank you to all the sweet, polite folks who are cool about it. I love meeting you guys out and about and it’s a plus when you “get it”adamlambert Adam Lambert
Oh and also- please don’t touch my face. #boundaries
Adam should not have to call out disrespectful fans. Here is my article in case you missed it.
We now have cameras, video recorders and the Internet in our hand. Celebrity outings can be videoed and moments later uploaded to Youtube. Recently many people are speculating about where Adam Lambert is, who he is with and what is the nature of his relationship with Sauli Koskinen. My take on the issues is that it is not the public’s business. Until such time as Adam Lambert wants to share private information with his fans they should allow him to have a zone of privacy.
I am near completion of a book titled Adam Lambert, the Alpha Male. In the book there is an extensive chapter comparing and contrasting the rise to fame of Elvis Presley with the similarities and differences of Adam Lambert’s impact on society. Elvis emerged as an iconoclast and became an icon. One of most troubling consequences of fame to Elvis was his loss of anonymity and mobility. He could not go anywhere and enjoy any kind of normalcy. With fame and success came the burden of isolation from the rest of the world.
The outcome for Elvis was tragic. Who knows how much pressure Elvis felt just from the intrusions into his private life? What factors drove him to his rampant abuse of prescription drugs? Elvis, Michael, Marylyn Monroe, reached a level of fame and fortune that few achieve, yet their lives ended all to soon. Princess Diana was another victim of excessive media coverage when she died evading the paparazzi in hot pursuit. We have seen the results of the burden that fame can bring. Shouldn’t we as a society try and lighten the load, not just for Adam Lambert but for all celebrities?
Early in his career Elvis was at a gas station when three girls wanting his autograph approached his convertible. The gas station owner told Elvis to move. Witnesses claim that the owner hit Elvis in the head while he was sitting in his car. Elvis jumped out and punched the attacker in the eye. Evidently Elvis was pretty handy with his fist according to the local news. “Presley, a broad-shouldered, well-built man of 21, would be in about the light heavyweight class, if slugged for a living rather than strumming and singing,” said the reporter. The booking paperwork said that Elvis was 6’1″ and 185 pounds, very close to Lambert’s 6’1″ and 170 pounds.
“It’s getting where I can’t even leave the house without something happening to me.”
That’s what Elvis Presley said on October 18, 1956, after posting bail on an assault and disorderly conduct charge in Memphis.
Adam Lambert was in a scuffle as well. Lambert tried to have a restful day on South Beach with his friends enjoying the ocean and a piña colada on a one-day break from his hectic Glam Nation Tour. The paparazzi would not leave him. Lambert smiled for their pictures hoping that they would leave but instead Lambert was taunted to take off his shirt and go into the water. As a frustrated Lambert stood to leave a paparazzo called him a name demeaning his orientation and shoved a camera in his face. Lambert attempted to grab the camera until Taylor Green, his dancer, managed to pull a very irate Lambert away.
Adam from Twitter
“Eeew paparazzi killed my peaceful afternoon the beach” “They’re real good at provoking, but there ain’t any pics or video of the b.s. they spew out… Haha well… I lost my temper for a sec but wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!”
“Battery? Nope. I attempted to grab a camera, no punches were thrown and no one was on the ground…. It was literally harmless. If embarrassment is a crime- thats all I’m guilty of
“Hahha the photos are hilarious !! Lol please everyone forgive me for that hat. – I was attempting a disguise- clearly failed. Hahah.”
Adam Lambert and Elvis Presley were both acting in self-defense. When Elvis was hit in the head it was a battery. When Lambert was trying to leave and the paparazzi blocked his exit, insulted him and moved in with the camera it was an assault. The law allows an individual to use the necessary force required to protect their life liberty or property.
Both Adam and Elvis seem to garner fans that do not just want to buy their music or attend their concerts, Lambert, like Elvis has fans that love him with an intensity that is usually reserved for relatives, friends, romances or close associates. These fans feel that Adam Lambert is a part of their lives. Yes, I believe that those feelings Adam Lambert engenders are the elements of attraction that will drive his fame to the level of an international superstar. On the downside these very same fans feel entitled to know every detail of Lambert’s private life.
My suggestion to Adam Lambert’s fans and the media is that he needs a zone of privacy that no one should intrude upon. Just because he is an entertainer it should not mean that he has to sacrifice all of his privacy. Fortunately Adam Lambert is highly intelligent and came to fame later than many who were unable to stand the pressure. Even so, we should learn from the past and give him a chance to balance his life between the times he is working and entertaining at which time he is fair game for the media and fans and times when he is enjoying his private life, at which time he should be left alone.
Note: Not long after I published this article Adam Lambert was on Twitter expressing his fan frustrations:
- Remember it’s MY life and I thank you for tuning in.
- And “fans” please refrain from judging my personal life negatively. A few of u #needtogetoneofyourown
- Onstage kissing antics were ‘for your entertainment’ nothing more.
- It’s come to my attention fans are givin’ Tommy shit. Why?? He’s my friend!
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The New York Post, October 19, 1956
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