British songstress Adele’s facing resistance here in the States.
Some American radio types have misinterpreted her hit song “Chasing Pavements” as a gay anthem and have now refused to give it radio time:
The record – which has proved a huge success in Adele’s native UK – has been dubbed a gay anthem by Americans, who think the title is referring to gay men who cruise around looking for sex.
Adele has now blamed the reference for damaging her chances of making it big Stateside.
She said: “Some weirdo on the internet wrote that Chasing Pavements was about being gay, which isn’t true at all.
“Because of that some radio stations in the States wouldn’t play it. The guy wrote it on the Urban Dictionary website, which I’ve used for years and ‘chasing pavements’ was never on there as a slang term before.”
Adele doesn’t seem that upset by the hubbub – she says she doesn’t like planes and not that enthusiastic about flying over here. So there!
We’ve previously posted “Chasing Pavements,” but included above anyway.