August 15, 2011 01:10 PM by Kristin Watson
The Voice’s Adam Levine recently opened up to OUT magazine about the day his brother came out and what pisses him off about how American Idol treats its gay contestants.
In the September issue of OUT magazine, The Voice’s Adam Levine chatted about accepting his gay brother and what gets under his skin about Fox’s America Idol.
Adam Levine revealed in regards to his brother coming out, “I can single-handedly dispel any ideas that sexuality is acquired. Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was two.”
The Maroon 5 front man added, ”We all really wanted to provide some cushion for him and constantly let him know that it’s OK.”
When it comes to people trying to change those who are gay, Levine has a very strong opinion. “A lot of people don’t want their kid to be gay and will fight it at all costs, but I’ve got news for you—it’s a losing f***ing battle,” he said.
Levine added, “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.”
Adam Levine said, “What’s always pissed me off about Idol is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken,” he said.
He added, “C’mon. You can’t be publically 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.”
If you want to read more of Adam Levine’s interview, check out the September issue of OUT.
Adam Levine will be back for season two of The Voice in February along with Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.
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