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In an interview, the Maroon 5 frontman blasts the Fox singing competition for not allowing same sex loving contestants to be out as we have witnessed on Adam Lambert's case. He said, "What's always pissed me off about Idol is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken. 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." He also added, "The fact that The Voice didn't have any qualms about being completely open about it is a great thing."
A day following Levine's interview came out, American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe replied. He said, "I don’t go into my dentist and say, 'Are you gay?' I don’t say to contestants on 'So You Think You Can Dance,' 'Are you gay?' What does it got to do with me? What does it got to do with anybody? When does privacy stop in this country?"
Oh oh. It looks like the battle between American Idol and The Voice is heating.