Video: Adam Lambert Performs on CBS' 'The Early Show'

November 26, 2009 03:20:49 GMT

CBS got slammed by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for blurring Adam Lambert's kissing scene but not editing Madonna and Britney Spears locking lips.

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Adam Lambert paid CBS a visit on November 25 to make live performances for "The Early Show" audience. The openly gay singer delivered two songs, "Whataya Want From Me" and "Music Again", both of which are from his newly-released debut album "For Your Entertainment".

"Thank you to everyone who waited in the cold so early this morning for my CBS Early Show performance!" Adam wrote on his Twitter after the Wednesday performance. "Your support is so important to me."

In addition to singing, Adam also spoke with hosts Maggie Rodriguez and Harry Smith about the controversy surrounding his sexually-charged performance at 2009 American Music Awards. "I admit I did get carried away, but I don't see anything wrong with it," he said. "I do see how people got offended and that was not my intention. My intention was to interpret the lyrics of my song and have a good time with it."

CBS picked up the opportunity to have Adam Lambert performing live after ABC decided to cancel his scheduled "Good Morning America". However, CBS found themselves in hot water for showing Adam's censored kissing scene at the AMAs, but airing unedited footage of Madonna and Britney Spears locking lips moments later.

" 'The Early Show's decision this morning to blur Adam Lambert's kiss from the American Music Awards reinforces an unfortunate double standard that is applied to openly gay performers," so Jarrett Barrios, President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, issued a statement in regard of that matter.

In response to the criticism, a spokesperson for the show told Entertainment Weekly, "We gave this some real thought. The Madonna image is very familiar and has appeared countless times including many times on morning television. The Adam Lambert image is a subject of great current controversy, has not been nearly as widely disseminated, and for all we know, may still lead to legal consequences."

"Whataya Want From Me" performance:

"Music Again" performance:


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posted by Mashu on Sep 21, 2011
Adam Lambert is a superstar and nothing can mar his fans' love for him.
posted by ro on Dec 01, 2009
Go Adam GO!!
posted by Jeannie on Nov 30, 2009
Go for the gold Adam! You're beautiful and great at what you do.. Take it all the way.
posted by terie on Nov 29, 2009
ADAM is a beautiful HUMAN being both inside & out. He's not crical of anyone not even his detractors. You should try doing the same.
posted by JLM on Nov 28, 2009
Adam Rocks!! Let artistic freedom reign!! Adam was on very late and you all own channel changers so get over it!! I Love the man and love the album!!
posted by david on Nov 27, 2009
CBS blurs the male kiss, but not the female kiss. Times like this, I am sooooo happy I am able to accept reality. Those that still cannot accept reality are so sad.
posted by The Lineman on Nov 26, 2009
Where do you find the moral authority to say that the lifestyle of Adam is ok? Usually the ones screaming bigotry and hatred are the smallest minded and most hateful of all.
posted by Kareen on Nov 26, 2009
Adam Ugly? I sure would like to see you FUN I was not crazy about Adams performance on Saturday, but the Hypocracy by ABC is mind boggling. They don't want Adam on, but put Brown the Girlfriend beater. So much for Disney!!!
posted by fun on Nov 25, 2009
He is so ugly ugh
posted by Jenn on Nov 25, 2009
You go Adam!! Nothing Adam did on the AMAs is any where near as disgusting as the outright bigotry so many people are expressing against Adam. Narrow, cruel minds are about as ugly as anything on this earth.

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