Melissa Etheridge on the Kiss
Melissa Etheridge, the openly gay singer that on September 22, 2003, tied the knot in Los Angeles with bombshell actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, commented the Madonna/Britney kiss to the Dallas Voice newspaper.
Q: Didn’t the Britney-Madonna kiss test the cultural waters? And isn’t she the most powerful lesbian in showbiz?
Melissa: Oh, you must mean my good friend Ellen DeGeneres. I don’t think the people who make the wheels move around in the music business are ready to put that song out [Secret Agent] as a single. The girl-on-girl thing just scares them too much. Now, the Britney-Madonna kiss was fine because it was titillating. But when it’s the real thing, they just get scared.
Source: Dallas Voice