Gene Simmons Thinks Adam Lambert Should’ve Stayed in the Closet

Well, there goes any hope for an Adam Lambert/Kiss tour in the future.

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons tells AOL in no uncertain terms that he thinks American Idol runner-up Lambert made a big mistake by coming out of the closet in his recent Rolling Stone interview.

“He’s enormously talented, best talent American Idol has had, but I think he killed his career because now the conversation is not about his talent but about his sexual preference,” Simmons opines. “He’s done. You’re forcing people to deal with issues they may not be interested in. Life is unfair, and the masses don’t all live in L.A. They live in Wisconsin and Nebraska, and you’re on crack if you think the same rules apply there. My advice is still the same, shut the f*ck up, just sing and let people say whatever they want.”

Hmm. Pretty strong words, for a guy who wears more makeup than Lambert does.

Have your say in the comments section: Do you agree that coming out of the closet will hurt Adam Lambert’s career?