Alex Lambert swears his tweet of homelessness wasn’t a publicity stunt to gain fame or free PR but the stunt, intentional or not, is bringing the former “American Idol” start national attention. Soaring to the top of Twitter trends and internet pings, the search for Alex Lambert’s status is surging.
THE ALEX LAMBERT TWITTER ACCOUNT, SEARCH BOOM
In less than three hours, just 12 hours after Lambert posted his tweet about “crashin behind buildings and sleepin outside”, Google searches for “Alex Lambert” ranked at the top of Google’s top internet searches list, maintaining the top position for most of Wednesday morning.
REP DENYING LAMBERT TWEETS FUELS PUBLICITY FIRE
Since hitting the news, multiple media sources, including Entertainment Weekly and MTV News, confirmed an “unidentified rep” for Lambert denied his claims and said he was lying on his Twitter – some accusing Lambert of posting the tweet as a publicity stunt for fame and attention. Another celebrity using Twitter to rise to the top? In Lambert’s case, he says it was for his Twitter followers’ eyes only, but the tweet – and the ones to follow after – worked mostly in Lambert’s favor.
ALEX LAMBERT: “I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT FAME!”
“I know alot of people think I tweeted my living situation for publicity!” tweeted the 20-year-old guitar musician and vocalist. “But I don’t give a damn about fame!”
REMEMBERING SARAH PALIN’S “AMERICAN IDOL” CLAIMS
He also said he didn’t care much about cash and had been popping into local coffee shops and libraries to update his Twitter status – debunking the rep’s claim to EW that he wouldn’t be homeless if he was tweeting. Regardless, the former reality TV star is crashing into what former VP candidate Sarah Palin beleives is the ultimate fate for the majority of “American Idol” contestants
ALEX LAMBERT: VICTIM OF PALIN’S SAID “CULT OF SELF-ESTEEM”
“No one they’ve encountered in their lives — from their parents to their teachers to their president — wanted them to feel bad by hearing the truth,” Palin said in her latest book. “So they grew up convinced they could become big pop stars like Michael Jackson,” she says, adding that “a growing chorus of voices is trying to convince our kids that hard work isn’t necessary anymore.”
LAMBERT HEADING BACK HOME TO TEXAS
Still planning to continue making music, Lambert admits online he’s done with life in Los Angeles and will be “heading back to Texas,” claiming he “can’t take it anymore”.
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