Adam Levine is "p****d off" with American Idol.
The Voice judge is annoyed with the programme — which featured 2009 runner-up Adam Lambert, who felt he was unable to come out when he was a competitor — because of it allegedly trying to "mask" gay contestants.
The singer-songwriter told Out magazine: "What's always p****d me off about Idol is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken.
"C'mon. 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. The fact that The Voice didn't have any qualms about being completely about it is a great thing."
Lambert — who revealed he is homosexual in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine shortly after the conclusion of the show — explained it was "hard" not being able to express his feelings while the programme was on air.
He previously said: "It was hard for me because I wasn't able to talk. Technically, being on Idol, you can't do any interviews individually until you're out of the show.
"So I was sitting there, going, I can't really put in my two cents. It felt out of control, and feeling out of control is scary."