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GQ Mocks Adam Lambert for 'Testosterone Problem', Apologizes


GLAAD ordered GQ to apologize today after publishing a tweet mocking Adam Lambert's mustache, and suggesting it wouldnt' help his "testosterone problem." They also linked to a photo of a goateed Lambert on their 'Worst-Dressed List'. The caption there says, "If you wear make-up, do not grow a mustache."

Said the tweet (now deleted):

"Rules of Street Style: If you have testosterone problems, a mustache doesn't always help."

A short time ago, they tweeted an apology:

"Re: our Lambert tweet, we were thoughtless and apologize. We shouldn't make stupid jokes about people's testosterone. As always, we learn."


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  1. GQ was right La Lambert looks horrible in that shot unless he is auditioning to play a villain in the next Austin Power movie.

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 13, 2011 6:00:31 PM

  2. If the EVIL pope can prance around in his penis hat, bejewled DRESSES and more stage props than Lady Gaga, then Adam can certainly walk around dressed with makeup and facial hair. GQ can shove it!

    Posted by: Chicklets | Dec 13, 2011 6:07:52 PM

  3. Just for the record, the editor-in-chief of GQ is openly gay--his name is Jim Nelson.

    Just sayin'.....

    And I personally thought the tweet was rather hilarious, not a commentary on Lambert's sexuality, but his effeminacy, which is fair game IMO. Glad to see so many of you agree.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 13, 2011 6:22:48 PM

  4. GLAAD ORDERED??? WHo f'ing elected them to be the tweet police?

    Posted by: ted | Dec 13, 2011 6:39:09 PM

  5. "...his effeminacy, which is fair game IMO."

    @Rick -- So if a person has traits that don't conform to your preferred gender presentation template (presumably undergoing ISO certification), they should be ridiculed into compliance?

    Posted by: Linda | Dec 13, 2011 6:44:16 PM

  6. Even within these few comments the bulling peeps come-out to play... throw a football at his face? NoH8... this is why these so called joking style comments need to stop, it is much different that calling someone fat while hurtful they don't renders to gay violence. Yes, it can be that reality-extreme. Shame on you GQ!

    Posted by: Ovationimpact | Dec 13, 2011 6:45:33 PM

  7. BOBN, I did the gel thing on the shoulder for one month.... really did not like it...

    we r thinking about using a patch next.... what has worked best for u?

    Posted by: V-8 | Dec 13, 2011 6:56:53 PM

  8. How in the world did somebody think that would be funny to the readership of GQ? Do they think their market is to the straight men of America who could care less how sloppy they look? Some one in that tweet office is seriously out of touch.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 13, 2011 7:03:41 PM

  9. "And I personally thought the tweet was rather hilarious, not a commentary on Lambert's sexuality, but his effeminacy, which is fair game IMO. Glad to see so many of you agree."

    I've never really perceived Lambert as that effeminate - he's certainly flamboyant with (in my opinion) questionable style choices, but that's not quite the same thing. I too think of at as pansexual stage persona; the fact that gay performers often co-opt it doesn't really make it effeminate.

    Posted by: Nat | Dec 13, 2011 7:44:27 PM

  10. Knock it off. Adam is a talented guy with plenty more to give, If he wants to shave his head or go blonde-leave him be. Good Lord.

    Posted by: Tom | Dec 13, 2011 7:52:51 PM

  11. The kids I teach in elementary school would know better than to make this kind of statement or comment about someone in this way. Not only is it untrue in its premise but it is meant as a snark against his sexuality or presupposed feminity. It seems like a lot of men feel threatened by Adam Lambert--I have seen this in having read some of the comments out there about him. It kills them that girls and women find him sexy and appealing--not only is he mega talented but he is an intelligent, kind, and caring individual with a magnetic personality (characteristics lacking in many straight men I know.)

    Posted by: Mals | Dec 13, 2011 8:09:12 PM

  12. Its not about the outfit - hey look Im a fan of Adam and can tell you his fans were hooting at this this look and had PLENTY of hilarious snarky comments for it. It is entirely mockable and a halfway intelligent person could do it without resorting to the home of the mentally lazy & feeble: stereotypes.

    GQ has only mentioned Adam twice and last time they talked about his "gay" outfit. This time its his testosterone levels because of course gay men are effeminate.

    you want to pick on adam's outfit go right ahead but perpetuating stereotypes of the "girly" fag at a time when we are trying to battle bullying and progress is simply not acceptable.

    Posted by: LisaW | Dec 13, 2011 9:04:46 PM

  13. You know what's really funny, he had this look for all of a couple weeks, then he shaved it off. It was a long time ago too. He doesn't even look like this anymore, so why the diss from GQ? They need to grow up. I'm so sick of people mocking him, just because he's gay.
    Remember, you're only a gene away from being in his shoes. How would you like to have to put up with this crap day after day, hmmm?

    Posted by: Lynn | Dec 13, 2011 9:09:00 PM

  14. Lynn to be fair I think it was a year in review thing bad looks of 2011, I cant disagree on the look but their snark on him is distasteful and this is not the first time. Adam let into them himself last time.

    Posted by: LisaW | Dec 13, 2011 9:14:59 PM

  15. GQ crossed the line when they attacked Adam Lambert personally.

    Catty men in" glass houses shouldn't throw stones"Look in the

    mirror boys before your magazine has no subscribers.I for one am

    so over you and your 5th grade mentality.

    Posted by: shana | Dec 13, 2011 9:26:40 PM

  16. what is a testosterone problem? how is it identified?

    Posted by: gallant | Dec 13, 2011 9:44:44 PM

  17. Lambert should apologize to gay community for playing a show for homophobic Amway. What a hypocrite!

    Posted by: NK | Dec 13, 2011 10:27:05 PM

  18. He's a horrible looking thing anyway.

    Posted by: foobar | Dec 13, 2011 10:28:10 PM

  19. Adam Lambert is a gorgeous hunk! Very masculine and he drives women absolutely mad!--even though he is a gay man. Sorry GQ how jealous you all must be of this amazing, sexy beast!!!

    Posted by: B Moschetti | Dec 13, 2011 10:56:57 PM

  20. I don't care for Adam's look here either. Plenty of his fans made comments about this look. The issue here is GQ saying a mustache won't help his "testosterone" issue that all gay men obviously have. What a bunch of bullies. Anyone who hasn't seen Adam lately should go check some new photos. He is looking gorgeous.

    Posted by: Adamfan | Dec 13, 2011 11:18:16 PM

  21. RICK, please post the URL to your own page or video where you show us all what a strong masculine empowered gay male role model you are.

    seriously. if you're so masculine, and such a great example of a gay male role model, clearly you'd be open to visibly showing everyone how to do it.

    so, what's the URL?

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 13, 2011 11:28:53 PM

  22. HERE'S A CURRENT PIC OF ADAM AND HIS BF THIS PAST WEEKEND. http://i39­.tinypic.c­om/1zqrn09­.jpg

    Posted by: Adamfan | Dec 13, 2011 11:31:00 PM

  23. with Lady GaGa in the house,
    AL was lucky to get this press.
    He's the role model that wasn't and isn't.
    empty. talented, but empty.
    sad to say.

    Posted by: my2cents | Dec 13, 2011 11:31:00 PM

  24. Oh wow. That is all.

    Posted by: how to be gay | Dec 14, 2011 12:44:15 AM

  25. Because nothing says butch like the Twitter handle GQfashion.

    Posted by: Mark | Dec 14, 2011 2:34:55 AM

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