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Tue 16 Aug, 2011
By Sam Bristowe

If people didn’t think there was a small chance I was gay, then I wouldn’t be doing my job very well

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Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has slammed reality show American Idol for its treatment of their gay contestants and defends his very own sexuality after increasing rumours continue to surface.

The 'She Will Be Loved' singer has long been the centre of gay rumours but in his latest interview with Out magazine he insists he is straight but admits he wouldn’t be doing his job well if no one questioned his sexuality.

Speaking to OUT magazine, he said: “There’s no way to hide my straightness, but if people didn’t think there was a small chance I was gay, then I wouldn’t be doing my job very well. Look at the best ones, guys whose sexuality was always questioned.

Bowie. Jagger. Freddie Mercury. I wouldn’t be the front man of a band if that question hadn’t come up at some point.”

Levine has recently taken his spot on American Idol rival talent show ‘The Voice’ and during his stint has pushed many openly gay artists through to the final rounds but revealed he gets angry when shows like Idol attempt to prevent contestants being open about their sexuality.

“What’s always pissed me off about Idol is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken, C’mon. You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break. You can’t hide basic components of these people’s lives. The fact that The Voice didn’t have any qualms about being completely open about it is a great thing.”

The singer went on to say: “I can single handedly dispel any ideas that sexuality is acquired, Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was 2. We all knew.”


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