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Adam Lambert Raises a Certain Middle Finger to Out

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Well here’s one way to tell the editor-in-chief of a major gay magazine to fuck off: replace “fuck off” with “chill,” and then his “send” on your Twitter account. Which is how Adam Lambert is responding to Out‘s Aaron Hicklin, who was all, “Why you so scurrred of being gay?”

Tweets the Idol star: “Dear Aaron, it’s def not that deep. Chill! Guess ya gotta get attention for the magazine. U too are at the mercy of the marketing machine. Until we have a meaningful conversation, perhaps you should refrain from projecting your publications’ agenda onto my career.”

Snap!

Well, Adam is right on one account: The editor’s letter did draw attention to the magazine. (We doubt it’ll drive sales, though.) But was that a pseudo invitation for the pair to sit down and hash this out, without publicists prepping Hicklin first? Make it happen, Cap’n Adam.

Meanwhile, just 10 hours after posting that tweet, Adam linked to this Huffington Post piece from Joe Vogel, which lists 10 suggestions from the “Gay Thought, Fashion, and Culture Police,” including this nugget: “Please re-consider your gay-hating handlers, particularly 19 Records. They clearly have too much control over your creative choices. Could that album cover have been any more straight and predictable?”

We just want to know if 19 Entertainment gave Lambert permission for Adam to tweet that.