While some have taken offense to Lil Nas X's music video for "Montero" -- which shows the artist giving Satan a lap dance, then killing him and taking his throne -- Adam Lambert and other celebs are defending Nas' artistic statement.
"I'm so excited for the explosion @LilNasX has created w his video," tweeted Lambert. "It's been a long time coming...It's challenging and symbolic and pushes buttons. How refreshing."
"I'm blown away. No one on this level has created a queer visual that in your face," he added. "Nobody that was actually gay...maybe by allies."
Nobody that was actually gay... maybe by allies.... https://t.co/oeaTfGt89h— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) March 31, 2021
When a follower replied to Lambert by saying, "I'm all for freedom of expression and creativity, but when Satan enters the picture, even if only for shock value, I'm out," Lambert countered, "It's symbolic. It's making a point. Take a second to look at the bigger picture."
Lambert then pointed out that popular culture is full of depictions of Satan, tweeting, "Did any of the people shocked and disgusted by his video see the movie Hellboy? Good Omens. What about The Devils Advocate? What about Rosemary's Baby? The Witches of Eastwick? Better yet.... do you celebrate Halloween? Come on... it's an Archetype."
"People woulda been worked up if he was grinding on Mickey Mouse, Santa Claus or Jesus," he continued. "Y'all are just justifying your homophobia."
Singer and songwriter FKA twigs also praised the "Old Town Road" rapper on Instagram.
"I think what you have done is amazing and I fully support your expression and bravery in pushing culture forward for the queer community," she said. "Legend status."
In addition to FKA twigs, actress Elizabeth Banks posted a side-by-side photo of her character Effie Trinket from "The Hunger Games" next to one of Lil Nas X in a similar look from his "Montero" video.
"Honestly, thrilled. @Lilnasx you do you #montero," she captioned the image.