Maroon 5 lead singer and The Voice mentor Adam Levine, who gave really good talk on Piers Morgan Tonight a few weeks ago graces the cover of OUT Magazine, where he opens up about his gay younger brother (is he single?) and how having a gay sibling changed the way he views sexuality, and if you are born gay.
“I can single-handedly dispel any ideas that sexuality I acquired. Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was two,” he told interviewer Shana Naomi Krochmal. “We all really wanted to provide some cushion for him and constantly let him know that it’s OK.”
Levine had this to say of the Marcus Bachmann types who try to change a gay child. “A lot of people don’t want tkid to be gay and will fight it all costs, but I’ve got news for you—it’s a losing f***ing battle,” he said. “You’ve got to embrace it from the beginning. That’s the only way to deal with it as a family. Otherwise you’re just screwing yourself over, and you’re going to make your kid miserable.”
The singer also talked about rival reality competition American Idol and why he takes issue with the show forcing contestants to suppress their sexuality, while the singers on The Voice wore their rainbow flags proudly.
“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.”
On how he hopes The Voice will change music executives decisions in regards to supporting openly gay artists:
“It’s a great show because it doesn’t alienate anybody. If you’re a talented person, and you want a career, and you’re trying to join an extremely intimidating and also completely dismantled industry -- skip all that other bullshit, and go for what can be immediately effective.”
On how comfortable he is with his sexuality:
“I’m extremely comfortable in my sexuality, so I can think, Oh, that’s a good-looking dude. Acknowledging that someone’s attractive and wanting to fuck a dude are two different things.”
Check out the entire Out interview here