Rumors are always going to be spread about you if you're part of the entertainment biz. Gossip and fame tend to go hand-in-hand, whether it's about who you're seeing, what car you drive, or even your sexual orientation. But Maroon Five's Adam Levine doesn't let any of it get to him. In the September issue of Out Magazine, The Voice judge opens up in an interview about his views on sexuality and how he doesn't mind when his own sexual nature is questioned.
The singer confesses, "I'm extremely comfortable in my sexuality, so I can think, 'Oh, that's a good-looking dude.'" Having grown up with a brother who is gay, Levine insists that your sexual preference isn't learned as you grow up, but rather you are born that way. Adam states, "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. We all knew." The lead singer also gives advice to all parents out there trying to fight their child's homosexuality saying that it's better to just embrace it since that's the only way to "deal with it as a family."
He goes on to talk about how he thinks it's great that The Voice features performers who are openly gay, unlike their competitor show American Idol that tries to mask their contestants' sexual preferences. The tattooed musician doesn't understand the point in doing that, saying "C'mon. You can't be publicly 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."