Empty Pot at the End of the Rainbow? 5 gay celebs claim coming out ruined theircareers

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    Feb 05, 2015 7:22 PM GMT
    Time for me to go into Metta mode:

    http://www.fame10.com/entertainment/5-gay-celebrities-who-claim-coming-out-ruined-their-careers/?utm_source=outbrain&utm_campaign=Outbrain_Fame10_Desktop_US&utm_medium=cpc
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    Feb 06, 2015 7:35 AM GMT
    With all due respect, most of these guys' careers were on the decline by the time they came out. And most of them really didn't need to come out because everyone already knew. Rupert Everett? Please. Adam Lambert?

    Ellen Degeneres went on to make millions. Anne Heche, well, maybe the reports of her drug use and mental instability did her in?
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    Feb 07, 2015 5:57 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidWith all due respect, most of these guys' careers were on the decline by the time they came out. And most of them really didn't need to come out because everyone already knew. Rupert Everett? Please. Adam Lambert?

    Ellen Degeneres went on to make millions. Anne Heche, well, maybe the reports of her drug use and mental instability did her in?


    No problem, and I agree. The only reason I posted this was to show how some will stop at nothing to advance or excuse their careers.
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    Feb 07, 2015 6:13 PM GMT
    Ellen became much bigger after coming out.

    The others make a little bit of sense. However, none of them had a great deal of success in the recent times before coming out.
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 07, 2015 6:24 PM GMT
    I think they're pretty much all doing OK. Not everyone can be a mega-star. Rupert Everett is is kind of a dick and I don't think he's well liked by anyone though he had some early good stuff. What an awful movie he made with Madonna.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 07, 2015 6:42 PM GMT
    OMG ... what crap ... if anything, it boosted their failing careers and gave them free advertising and PR
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    Feb 07, 2015 8:06 PM GMT
    it totally killed adam lambert's career. people only talk about his sexuality. not that he's all that great of a singer, but it's harder for people to relate to an openly gay singer unless they're singing gender non-specific songs. actors have the advantage of everything being an act anyway. how many guys are really gonna rush out to buy a song by a guy singing about another guy? lol

    it's a dead end for gay athletes too, at least the male ones.
  • thadjock

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    Feb 07, 2015 10:53 PM GMT
    CODY4U saidit totally killed adam lambert's career. people only talk about his sexuality. not that he's all that great of a singer, but it's harder for people to relate to an openly gay singer unless they're singing gender non-specific songs. how many guys are really gonna rush out to buy a song by a guy singing about another guy? lol


    adam lambert , no, but I have bought this guys tunes:
    steve-grand-and-good-morning-america-gal
    it's not really country, it's more pop, but his lyrics are about boy meets boy , kind of a gay-bro-party-anthems. and his music vids are pretty openly gay. but i'ts not great music , he should just call men.com right now, cuz if he looked like ed sheeran, only fat hs girls would be listening.
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    Feb 08, 2015 12:54 AM GMT
    CODY4U saidit totally killed adam lambert's career. people only talk about his sexuality. not that he's all that great of a singer, but it's harder for people to relate to an openly gay singer unless they're singing gender non-specific songs. actors have the advantage of everything being an act anyway. how many guys are really gonna rush out to buy a song by a guy singing about another guy? lol

    it's a dead end for gay athletes too, at least the male ones.

    Actually, I think he's doing fine. I heard a brief interview with him on the radio and he's touring with someone respectable, can't remember who. And he's churning out albums. Someone must be listening to them. Just because you don't hear him at the gym doesn't mean he's not making a respectable living.
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    Feb 08, 2015 4:07 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    CODY4U saidit totally killed adam lambert's career. people only talk about his sexuality. not that he's all that great of a singer, but it's harder for people to relate to an openly gay singer unless they're singing gender non-specific songs. how many guys are really gonna rush out to buy a song by a guy singing about another guy? lol


    adam lambert , no, but I have bought this guys tunes:
    steve-grand-and-good-morning-america-gal
    it's not really country, it's more pop, but his lyrics are about boy meets boy , kind of a gay-bro-party-anthems. and his music vids are pretty openly gay. but i'ts not great music , he should just call men.com right now, cuz if he looked like ed sheeran, only fat hs girls would be listening.


    who is that guy? i've at least heard of adam lambert before. i really meant how many straight guys since they're the bigger buying public by a landslide. of course gay singers should be able to rely on some gay fanbase, but even a lot of gays aren't into really gay singers. and when i say 'really gay', i mean singing gender specific lyrics, male love interests in music videos, etc. it's just not marketable. a small gay fanbase is definitely possible, but they'll just end up being 'the gay singer'.
  • davfit

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    Feb 08, 2015 4:35 AM GMT
    The Worst thing any person in the public eye Can ever do....
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 08, 2015 4:38 AM GMT
    CODY4U said
    thadjock said
    CODY4U saidit totally killed adam lambert's career. people only talk about his sexuality. not that he's all that great of a singer, but it's harder for people to relate to an openly gay singer unless they're singing gender non-specific songs. how many guys are really gonna rush out to buy a song by a guy singing about another guy? lol


    adam lambert , no, but I have bought this guys tunes:
    steve-grand-and-good-morning-america-gal
    it's not really country, it's more pop, but his lyrics are about boy meets boy , kind of a gay-bro-party-anthems. and his music vids are pretty openly gay. but i'ts not great music , he should just call men.com right now, cuz if he looked like ed sheeran, only fat hs girls would be listening.


    who is that guy? i've at least heard of adam lambert before. i really meant how many straight guys since they're the bigger buying public by a landslide. of course gay singers should be able to rely on some gay fanbase, but even a lot of gays aren't into really gay singers. and when i say 'really gay', i mean singing gender specific lyrics, male love interests in music videos, etc. it's just not marketable. a small gay fanbase is definitely possible, but they'll just end up being 'the gay singer'.

    Steve Grand wrote that quasi country song and made a video about crushing on a guy and stealing that first kiss ... It's taken him about a year and a half to put together the financing to make an album that is suppose to be coming out pretty soon

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    Feb 08, 2015 4:53 AM GMT
    CODY4U said

    who is that guy? i've at least heard of adam lambert before. i really meant how many straight guys since they're the bigger buying public by a landslide. of course gay singers should be able to rely on some gay fanbase, but even a lot of gays aren't into really gay singers. and when i say 'really gay', i mean singing gender specific lyrics, male love interests in music videos, etc. it's just not marketable. a small gay fanbase is definitely possible, but they'll just end up being 'the gay singer'.


    so, your message is: "if you're gay, don't. fucking. bother." ?

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    Feb 08, 2015 5:00 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said

    Steve Grand wrote that quasi country song and made a video about crushing on a guy and stealing that first kiss ... It's taken him about a year and a half to put together the financing to make an album that is suppose to be coming out pretty soon



    yeah, that's what i mean. the general buying public will never make that guy a justin timberlake or even a blake shelton. country music fans are especially conservative too. i'm not just talking about releasing a project, anyone can do that these days. making projects successful to where a lot of americans are familiar is where being this gay is going to start closing doors. probably part of why it's taking him so long to get the funds.
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    Feb 08, 2015 5:11 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    CODY4U said

    who is that guy? i've at least heard of adam lambert before. i really meant how many straight guys since they're the bigger buying public by a landslide. of course gay singers should be able to rely on some gay fanbase, but even a lot of gays aren't into really gay singers. and when i say 'really gay', i mean singing gender specific lyrics, male love interests in music videos, etc. it's just not marketable. a small gay fanbase is definitely possible, but they'll just end up being 'the gay singer'.


    so, your message is: "if your gay, don't. fucking. bother." ?



    not at all. i think a person should always do what their heart is in even if the likelihood of it being a success is dismal.
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    Feb 08, 2015 10:14 AM GMT
    It was so shocking when Adam Lambert came out. I never would have known! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 08, 2015 10:49 AM GMT
    "Empty Pot at the End of the Rainbow?"

    I get the feeling this may be an attempt at closet case self-vindication.