Looks like Adam Lambert is the true winner from Monday night’s American Music Awards telecast. Despite all the big names that performed that night, his controversial performance is still the main water-cooler topic two days later. Even with Jennifer Lopez landing flat on her bountiful ass, the openly gay singer is still making headlines today.
During his performance of “For Your Entertainment”, Lambert simulated oral sex with a male dancer, kissed his keyboard player, Tommy Joe Ratliff, while writhing on stage. The more “offensive” parts that aired on the live east coast feeds, were edited out before airing on the west. While some have praised his performance, about 1500 felt strong enough to send in complaints to ABC. Thankfully for the network, Adam’s performance didn’t air between 6am-10pm which according to the FCC is the time frame barring obscene content.
Given the fact Lambert has stated the questionable parts were unplanned and unrehearsed, ABC isn’t taking anymore chances with his “unpredictable” nature. Fearing what Adam Lambert might do in a more family-friendly timeslot, The Disney-owned network canceled his scheduled concert performance on Wednesday’s Good Morning America.
While ABC was busy punishing Lambert for his impromptu shenanigans, CBS was quick to pick up ABC’s loss. The once FCC-fined network for Janet Jackson’s Superbow “boobiegate”, wasted no time to schedule Lambert for an interview and live performance on Wednesday. Haha, I absolutely love how this year’s American Idol runner-up is such a hot commodity right now.
In the wake of ABC’s cancellation, Glambert fans have taken to Twitter to chastise ABC and Good Morning America. If you want to join in and show your support for Lambert, fire up your Twitter accounts and twit away. The phrase #ShameOnYouABC has shot to the top of trending topics, along with “Adam Lambert” and “AMA.”
Even with all the brouhaha, I’m sure ABC execs and AMA producers are secretly reveling in the controversy. Sunday night’s telecast received the highest number of viewers since 2002 and even outdrew this year’s Emmy Awards.