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Where Are 's Gays?

Where Are 's Gays?

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NBC's new reality singing competition The Voice has four openly gay contestants -- three after Tyler Robinson got the boot last week. And with all of them declaring they're gay in their introductions, Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd is wondering if the same will ever happen on American Idol.

Writes Hibberd: "While there have been gay Idol contestants, most famously Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken, they've either publicly acknowledged their sexual orientation after their respective seasons concluded, or that aspect of their identity was ignored on the show itself. In fact, out of hundreds of contestants that have appeared on TV's biggest series over 10 years, openly gay portrayals are either nonexistent (nobody contacted for this story could remember one), or at best, extremely rare, let alone in numbers like The Voice has depicted in its first two weeks."

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