David Cook on California’s Prop 8 – “Human Rights is Human Rights”

Ha, he did this at the same time and same place as his mtv buzzworthy blog interview…

David Cook is down with the gays. He tells Logo’s NewNowNext Blog that if he could have voted on Proposition 8 in California, he would have voted NO.

David says, “Human rights is human rights, and I don’t really see how sexuality parlays into whether or not you’re a human being.” He adds that in his house growing up, “general tolerance” was “kind of the norm” and that he can’t recall ever feeling uncomfortable with the idea of sexuality, whether it be his own, or anybody else’s.

Does David listen to queer music? Well, a girlfriend turned him on to Ani DiFranco back in college…

Very interesting interview. It’s not often Idols make controversial political statements in public. I find it refreshing. Check it out after the jump.

ETA: Just to amend my “controversial” comment–you’ll notice that Idols rarely give opinions on the big issues of the day. Even when Chris Daughtry did work for the political campaign this year, he took great pains not to choose sides–he performed for both the Democratic and Republican conventions. There’s an expectation for Idols, particularly a sitting Idol, that they don’t rock the boat, because the Idol viewing audience is vast and encompasses all types of people. The fact that David would make a statement on a controversial issue is a real departure for an Idol. Also, if I’m not mistaken, he is the first sitting Idol to interview with a GLBT publication.

Video after the JUMP…

Gay music and video from NewNowNext.com
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