Lambert’s ‘AMA’ Act Costs Him ‘GMA’ Gig
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
Over-the-top pop star Adam Lambert may once have been constrained by the unwritten rules of competition on “American Idol” when it came to his sexuality, but he made a notable departure from those days during his provocative performance at Sunday’s American Music Awards. Looks as if that act cost him a spot on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America” after ABC suits were rattled by his frank displays of homoeroticism, but, for his part, Lambert didn’t seem upset by their decision, nor did he harbor regrets. —KA
AP via Google News:
Lambert was to sing Wednesday on “GMA,” but the network said Tuesday it was canceling the openly gay singer because “we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning.”
While singing his new song, “For Your Entertainment,” at the awards program on Sunday, Lambert kissed a male keyboardist, fondled a dancer and had another dancer briefly stuff his face in Lambert’s crotch. The performance prompted many complaints to ABC, and the network cut out the brief oral sex simulation for its West Coast broadcasts.
“Obviously, I respect their decision — they gotta do what they gotta do,” Lambert said Tuesday in an interview with Ryan Seacrest. “It’s too bad — I think there were a lot of fans who were excited to come see me.
“They probably had a lot of pressure coming at them from certain people who weren’t happy about it,” he said.
AP / Matt Sayles
Adam Lambert, left, kisses a fellow performer during his closing act at the 37th annual American Music Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.