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Adam Levine talks Lady Gaga and pal Jake Gyllenhaal: Will everyone stop thinking that dude is gay? Seriously guys.” Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine talked with about his band’s sound (“I think we’re not necessarily interested in fitting into a category”), on his continued success (“I have ownership of who I am and what I do, so what everyone else thinks doesn’t matter to me.”) and how his sex symbol status impacts the band’s credibility to some (“It’s propelled me to a place that I enjoy, mostly, so I’m not mad at that.”).

Adam was asked about the attention he has gotten for hanging out with actor Jake Gyllenhaal and he comes out and says: “Will everyone stop thinking that dude is gay? Seriously guys. How immature is it of the media to perceive this guy — it has to be because of Brokeback, right? I’ve known this dude forever. He’s one of my oldest friends, and it’s very weird that they have this — it’s very immature and infantile the way they treat his whole situation. If him hanging out with his bros means he’s gay, it’s like further perpetuating that weird homophobia that exists in our culture, which is just stupid. So, yeah, he’s my buddy. I fuckin’ love the guy.” love what Adam has to say about Lady Gaga: Gaga is the perfect example because people are definitely saying things like, “changed the face of music” and “avant-garde.” And I love what she does. I love the fact that she exists. It’s almost like, finally there’s a pop star who brings a little bit more weight to it. She’s weird. She’s a weird chick. She does weird shit. She dresses weird. Her music is slightly off. That’s awesome. I think that’s great for pop music because it’s been so safe up to this point, and I like that she’s nude all the time and weird and awesome and cool. Madonna was that way too. I know she gets that comparison a lot, but it’s true. She was pushing the envelope back in the day. She was doing the same thing that Gaga’s doing to a large extent. She has her own spin on it. That’s fantastic. I love subverting the new generation of pop music and all these really safe Disney kids. But no, I’m not going to try to sound like that because that would be weird. That would be even weirder than Lady Gaga herself if we just all of a sudden got really strange — because we’re not, that’s just not who we are. But she’s great, and there are very few things these days that are truly innovative and forward-thinking or at least different. Goddamn, everything’s just so generic. I like things that shake shit up.”



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9 Remarks

  1. Not even a nice try, Adam Levine.

    We know Jake Gyllenhaal faked a relationship with Reese Witherspoon [edited].

  2. I could care less if Jake is gay or straight. It has nothing to do with what I see on the screen? Whatever he is, that’s his business. Coming out is a personal process which belongs solely to the individual going through it. We don’t have to walk in their shoes.

    The only closeted gay people who deserve to be outted are elected officials and celebrities who speak and work against the LGBT community. I hardly think Jake fits into that category.

  3. Maybe everyone should whiney virtually lady gaga´s meat clothe and act harassment nearly people malnourished…

  4. Adam Levine is Jewish.

  5. People really think that because of that one role he’s gay, wow, people sure seem to be desperate to have a “role model” but, I guess only if he fits the category of what looks good. And, I guess this is also why “straght” actors refuse to play gay, school yard rumors and such flow after the movie is long in the can.

    Give me the average looking guys and gals who are in the trench’s working for glbt equality over some movie star whose sexuality is totally irrelevant.

  6. Mike: Thanks for pointing out what really counts. It’s the tireless effort and sacrifice from ordinary people working towards LGBT equality and community work that matters.

  7. Talk about “generic”. What’s more ho-hum than Maroon 5?

  8. Uh, Mike, rumors about Jake hardly started because he played a closet case in Brokeback Mountain. They were there years before that. Brokeback Mountain brought the rumors into a more public consciousness, but other than that, they were always there since the late 90s. No one thinks Jake is gay because they are desperate for a role model. Jake will never be that.

    And, K. Martinez, you’re argument about coming out is a mute on this particular topic…what personal process must Jake be going through, again? He’s not gay according to Adam Levine, here. Right? RIGHT? You can’t out someone who supposedly isn’t gay…according to Adam.

    And Finally to Matt: Nice Try, indeed, Adam. Nice try, indeed. I mean I swear, Jake being straight is hardly believable as it is, at least to me, but it would be more believable to other readers at OUT and the various places this story was posted if the statement came from anyone but Adam Levine. He’s not straight either.

  9. My heart would be broken if Jake is gay. He is sooooOo gorgeous!

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