What’s the general opinion on Maroon 5’s front-man Adam Levine? My opinion: I think he’s a douche. A douche with a great voice, but a douche none the less. I’ve just seen one too many interviews where he just seemed so full of himself and like he thinks he’s God’s gift to music and women and the world. If it took it down a notch, he might actually be charming. Anyway, Adam Levine is interviewed in the new Out Magazine (full piece here), and Adam talks candidly about “one of his oldest friends,” Jake Gyllenhaal. Yeah… they’re friends. What the hell? Anyway, Adam took it upon himself to defend his oldest friend’s heterosexuality:
Out Magazine: You’ve also gotten a lot of attention for hanging out with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Levine: Will everyone stop thinking that dude is gay? Seriously guys. How immature is it of the media to perceive this guy — it has to be because of Brokeback, right? I’ve known this dude forever. He’s one of my oldest friends, and it’s very weird that they have this — it’s very immature and infantile the way they treat his whole situation. If him hanging out with his bros means he’s gay, it’s like further perpetuating that weird homophobia that exists in our culture, which is just stupid. So, yeah, he’s my buddy. I f-ckin’ love the guy.
[From Out Magazine]
Sure. Okay…? That passage literally came out of nowhere. Yes, he was asked about Jake, but he was not asked about Jake’s sexuality. It would be like, “Hey do you read Celebitchy?” and I would reply, “Yes, Celebitchy is my friend, one of my closest friends and I can’t believe everyone says she’s GAY. Celebitchy and GAY. She is so not GAY GAY GAY.” Does the douche protest too much? Eh. I don’t think Jake is gay, as I’ve said before. I think he’s straight and I think he’s totally f-cking vanilla.
But you know who Levine reminds me of in this interview? John Mayer. Seriously. And I know Mayer and Maroon 5 went on tour together and Mayer and Levine have some kind of beef and they both dated Jessica Simpson (true story), but they are two peas in a pod, birds of a feather, etc. Here are some other Mayer-esque gems:
So many of the articles I read while doing research on you mentioned how attractive you are. But some of the articles argued that your good looks might be doing the band a disservice…
When asked if he considers himself a sex symbol:
“I don’t know. It’s weird. I once said in an article, I think, if we were overweight, middle-aged dudes, we ‘d be taken very seriously, and our music would be considered ironic and cool and we’d be hipsters. Same music, different look. And it’s probably true. Maybe it has hurt a little, but this is also assuming that I find myself attractive, which is funny, but the fact that I’ve been considered that is very flattering but also maybe somewhat detrimental to what I’m trying to do. But also really helpful, so it’s a double-edged sword. It’s great. It’s propelled me to a place that I enjoy, mostly, so I’m not mad at that. I’ve also been perceived as a womanizing whoremonger or whatever, some sort of weird dude – Lothario is a word I’ve heard a couple of times — and that’s just weird. I’m young, successful. I’ve been having fun and hooking up with girls. It’s like, Leave me alone. What, do you not want me to do that? So I’m cool with all of it. Yeah, sometimes it sucks because I would like to be – we are taken seriously, that’s another thing. Sometimes I am hypersensitive to the fact that we’re not taken seriously, but I don’t realize, Well, wait a minute. We’ve won awards that are really prestigious and Grammys and all this stuff. What am I complaining about? I’ve got all that sh-t too. It’s kind of awesome. I’m really stoked, to be honest.
On reading his own press:
No. My press always gets regurgitated to me at some point and I’m like, Ugh, this is so silly. So, yeah, God bless ‘em.
On Lady Gaga:
Gaga is the perfect example because people are definitely saying things like, “changed the face of music” and “avant-garde.” And I love what she does. I love the fact that she exists. It’s almost like, finally there’s a pop star who brings a little bit more weight to it. She’s weird. She’s a weird chick. She does weird sh-t. She dresses weird. Her music is slightly off. That’s awesome. I think that’s great for pop music because it’s been so safe up to this point, and I like that she’s nude all the time and weird and awesome and cool. Madonna was that way too. I know she gets that comparison a lot, but it’s true. She was pushing the envelope back in the day. She was doing the same thing that Gaga’s doing to a large extent. She has her own spin on it. That’s fantastic. I love subverting the new generation of pop music and all these really safe Disney kids. But no, I’m not going to try to sound like that because that would be weird. That would be even weirder than Lady Gaga herself if we just all of a sudden got really strange — because we’re not, that’s just not who we are. But she’s great, and there are very few things these days that are truly innovative and forward-thinking or at least different. Goddamn, everything’s just so generic. I like things that shake shit up.
[From Out Magazine]
Do you see? He loves the sound of his own voice and he thinks he’s brilliant. Granted, he’s probably smarter than the average rock star. And yes, he is good-looking. But in his own mind, he’s a God amongst men. And he’s just not.
Adam on July 2, 2010. Credit: WENN.
What a douche with a good voice.
Okay, I think Levine is hot, and yes, he does sound like a douche that is full of himself. With all that said, he’s got a nice voice but his music isn’t all that.
Also, Jake will probably be embarrassed that a friend of his highlighted the GAY thing in an article. He should of kept his mouth shut. You made a good point about Levine having JohnMayeritis.
Additionally, he looks like he has a wonk eye in picture one. Never noticed that before.
I like Jake, he’s sweet, handsome and talented. Adam Levine is cute but he does seem conceited.
Oh please. Adam Levine seems like the type who would take it as a personal insult to be associated with a lifelong friend who (shock!) turns out to be gay.
I can’t tell you how many people I’ve known for years who all of a sudden announce they’re gay. It happens Adam, deal with it. So yeah, I think Jake is gay. And I think Adam Levine is a douche of Mayeresque proportion.
He reminds me of Eraserhead.
Everyone knows Jake is Toothy Tile and deep in the closet. It seems the only person who doesn’t know Jake is gay* is Adam.
*not that there is anything wrong with that, but I do find it sad that so many gay stars have to “hide” who they are for fear the public will not see their movies.
Oh God, I hope Jake (who seems lovely) is not really friends with this creepy, misogynistic douchetard. Yeah, OK, he can sing, but try listening to some of his lyrics sometime. Dude HATES women.
It’s kind of embarrassing that I like Maroon 5 music, whenever it comes on the radio I find myself singing, and Adams voice is sexy but his whole thing is cheese. But as far as Jake being Toothy Tile he is right that it’s residual Brokeback homophobia.
@Budda DeCat you really believe all of Ted C’s blinds??? I think he is an opportunist who likes to exagerate stories or make certain blinds seem like higher profile people in order for hits. I notice that most have his blinds have never been proven except those about the most minor celebs(EDIT : or rumours that everyone already knows are true even if they aren’t being talked about in the media) I prefer CDAN, Blind Gossip, or Lainey .
@m/n I prefer Lainey myself but I also believe Jake is Toothy Tile — I get a totally gay vibe from him and it was well before he did Brokeback.
I still maintain that a guy who is not afraid to play a gay man won’t have any problems coming out to the public, if indeed he were gay.
Adam, please stop insulting us with that “gay is bad” BS.
Jake is gay, his “relationship” with Reese Witherspoon was a showmance and he had too much sex with men who do talk.
If Jake came out he’s career would be over, HW would never cast an openly gay actor for lead roles.
How many gay A-list stars do you know?
Everyone in HW is gay or at least bi. These people get their breakthrough through connection and casting couch and it’s more men then women.
According to Lainey and I trust Lainey 1000 times more than Ted Jake isn’t gay and this is all a result of the Brokeback homophobia. I have heard gay rumors about sooo many actors, I don’t think all of them are true I think that alot of bloggers like to get attention for themselves by spreading lies. And unfortunately the Jake is Toothy story is almost in the mainstream and I do think it has affected his career to an extent whether or not it is actually true.
Yeah, up until this year I’ve thought Adam Levine was the most douchey singer ever, now John Mayer ties him.
It’s dim-witted to assume Jake (or any other actor) is gay because some guy on a gossip site insinuates it most likely because of his own fantasy wish-fulfillment. Anyone who still uses ‘Toothy Tile’ as a reason for thinking Jake is gay, puts them on the same basic level as those who assume he is gay because he played one in a movie. Some people are just too stupid.
Just to clarify I don’t think Jake is gay because of the Toothy Tile blinds — I think Jake is gay because he is gay. And I thought so when I saw him in Jarhead (which I saw before Brokeback Mountain as I saw both on video I don’t even know which one came out first). It’s so obvious to me that he is and I would have to actually see him having sex with a woman to think otherwise (and I’d probably still doubt it). And to everyone being so hysterical about it (I’m looking at you, Adam Levine) you come off as if you think being gay is sooo bad — it isn’t. I understand why so many stars hide it, but it isn’t a crime.
Jake was awesome in that movie with Jennifer Aniston and perhaps Adam Levine is gay that is why he is mentioning it over and over. His voice is almost as high as Christina Aguileras.
Gay or not, I love Jake, he’s hot seems sweet, and is a very good actor
Stick a cork in it Adam.
It’s sad that people want Jake to be gay, because it’s an insult to him. It’s like the schoolyard rant of “you must be gay!” when you dislike someone. Really mean and childish.
And you can’t tell whether someone is gay or not just by watching a movie. He did a great job playing a gay character once–doesn’t mean he’s gay.
Ted C obviously loves some celebs and hates others. He has gone after Reese “Bitterspoon,” Jen Garner, and a whole host of other celebs for some odd reason, while praising others for no good reason. He obviously has an axe to grind with his Toothy Tile insinuations. Ted’s rants tell us more about Ted than any Hollywood celeb. He’s full of it.
Not even a fan of Jake’s AT ALL, but I completely agree with min, Nicky and OC lady. I swear to God, gay rumors pop up about almost EVERY single attractive (I don’t personally think Jake is attractive, but you get my point) male actor out there in Hollywood. Someone playing a gay character once or twice or even a few times doesn’t mean they’re actually gay in real life. Ted’s BI’s used to be entertaining – now, they’re just lame. It’s basically him regurgitating the same damn BI’s over and over, just changing the names every now and again. I trust Lainey WAY more than I trust Ted – she’s far more reliable IMO. Blind Gossip’s BI’s are at least still amusing, even if you think they’re BS. But, Ted just likes the attention – he loves some celebs, hates others. And, it’s not that hard for you to tell which is which from his ongoing rants.
Honestly, being part-gay myself, and 1/3 drag queen with solid-state premium gaydar, Ive always thought of JG as totally, unwaveringly straight. Im really perplexed by the whole BB Mountain thing being construed as real-time gayness, because it was probably the least gay supposedly gay thing I’ve seen in yonks. Mildly hot, but not so gay. So yeah, weird.
Whoa, those quotes. He IS a douche.
I read he told the world he slept with tennis star Maria Sharapova, and she was so boring and disappointing (and never grunted and screamed) he had to go on Prozac.
I couldn’t believe it was true, that he’d been so douchey as to bone and tell the press. But man, now I see he really is more Mayer than Mayer. Blech.
I don’t find Adam attractive at all, but Jake sure is 🙂 .
And yeah I have never thought that Jake was gay either. Very vanilla though. Nothing wrong with that either. I blame Ted C and his BS.
Jake Gyllenhaal is gay.
His showmance with Reese Witherspoon is proof enough.
They have a great start out story though. Heard by someone in the music industry at a birthday party they were playing for right? I have not heard any interviews but hope its not true what everyone seems to be saying 🙁