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Friday, December 04, 2009


December 4, 2009.
Even though Adam Lambert’s new album CD
For Your Entertainment debuted #3 and he was just named the “New King of Rock” by AC Associated Content Arts and Entertainment, the homophobic gay-bashing persecution of Adam Lambert continues unabated by ABC, which in a big shockeroo received the stamp of approval from GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). See GLAAD’s statement in full later in this post. (UPDATE! [same day] GLAAD just got ABC to book Lambert on The View this coming Thursday, December 10. Check out GLAAD's updated statement in the middle of this page!) While Adam is slated to appear on an upcoming Barbara Walter’s Special on ABC as one of the Ten Most Fascinating People of 2009 on December 9, the network cancelled Adam’s live gigs on Jimmy Kimmel and New York’s Rockin’ Eve, citing his “unpredictable” behavior on live TV.
Adam Lambert at Young Hollywood Awards. where he was named Artist of the Year. 6-7-09 photo

Talk about a kiss-off! Not content to have simply knocked him off Good Morning America November 24 (sending Adam to the CBS Early Show, which received a big ratings increase), they continue persecuting Adam with actions previously unknown in the annals of modern broadcasting, blaming their homophobia on some unwarranted fear of what he might do next.

Photo of Adam Lambert from Entertainment Weekly. See photo of the article in the next picture.

It’s being pointed out by many blogs, including Towleroad, that the FCC has ignored past racy performances by female artists, including the time Pink and a male dancer executed a similar face in crotch dance move during the 2004 Billboard Music Awards on Fox. See video at the base of this page! And I have yet to hear one peep about how Janet Jackson groped herself during her performance on the very same 2009 American Music Awards (AMA) show Adam has been raked over the coals for.

Photo of Entertainment Weekly's Must List ("Ten Things We Love")featuring Adam Lambert with the "voice that goes all the way to the cheap seats," regarding his single "For Your Entertainment." November 13, 2009 issue.

An ABC spokesperson said, “We decided not to move forward with the booking at this time,” declining to elaborate and ignoring the tame performances Adam has since given on Ellen, The Early Show, and David Letterman. Adam tweeted this about the latest slap on his gay face: “Yes, sadly friends, ABC has canceled my appearances on Kimmel and NYE. :( don’t blame them. It’s the FCC heat. I AM doing Leno though (on December 21, 2009). Let’s focus on being positive!” Adam will also be hosting NewNowNextPopLab on the LOGO channel Monday night at 7 p.m., as well as a gig on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien December 12, 2009 on NBC.

Photo of Adam Lambert from the November 2009 issue of InStyle Magazine, the page of which is shown in the next picture. Of course, we already knew Adam had style!

Those wishing to contact ABC about their recent ill-advised decisions can write to ABC, Inc., 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521. ABC can also be reached by calling (818) 460-7477, or you may contact them on the web at ABC.com - Contact Us.

Photo of Adam Lambert's page in the November InStyle, wherein he dishes about his favorite obsessions, because "Adam Lambert is always on our minds." Click to enlarge!

Meanwhile, Adam Lambert’s career continues to sky rocket with his out-of-this-world vocal range and unique musical style, despite ABC’s mean-spirited actions. His first album For Your Entertainment (19 Recordings/RCA) debuted at #3 on the Billboard Charts with 198,469 albums sold the very first day. People Magazine proclaimed that "The season 8 (American Idol) runner-up wins the battle that really counts with a confident, I-know-who-I-am display of glam pop-rock." Rolling Stone called For Your Entertainment, "Super-catchy glam rock with an electro-pop edge" and Spin Magazine said "Lambert's polymorphous vocal skills unite dance-floor strut and hard-rock pomp in a convincing glam package."

Promotional photo of Adam Lambert from the 2012 movie theme video "Time for Miracles."

Adam Lambert apparently has heard about Eminem rapping about him on a new song called "Elevator." Adam good-naturedly tweeted: "Wow Eminem mentioned me in a song?! I must be doin something right!?"

Photo of the page on Adam Lambert in the November 26, 2009 issue of Rolling Stone. He's quoted as saying, "I want to be tongue-in-cheek and over the top, but also vulnerable and real!"--Words that have since come true big time! Click picture to enlarge!

Adam Lambert is not the only singer dissed on "Elevator." So are Clay Aiken and Lance Bass, and it appears Eminem is back up to his homophobic tricks. "Sorry, Lance, Mr. Aiken and Lambert ain't gonna make it," the rapper whined in the off-key rap. Eminem surreptitiously avoids using the word "faggots," replacing it with the words "fake it's." Here are the rest of the related lines from the dumb-ass song:

“Sorry Lance, Mr. Lambert and Aiken ain't gonna make it
They get so mad, when I call them both fake it's
All these f**king voices in my head I can't take it
Someone shut that f**king baby up, 'for I shake it
You're standing adjacent to Jason's last slut, they're facing
Together makes 'em, a f**king bad combination
I lashed at the doctor in my last operation
Shoved the weiner snitzel up his ass, hopped away some-
body please stop the patient, get the cops to mace him.”

Photo of Adam Lambert on his way to make a new video in Hollywood. 11-15-09 photo

Eminem loves to take jabs at celebrities in order to get attention. He has slammed Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson among other public figures on previous tracks. "Elevator" is one of the songs in his upcoming December 21 release, Relapse: Refill, which is just a fluff repackage of his so-called 2009 comeback album Relapse.

Photo of Adam Lambert's For Your Entertainment album review in USA Today, wherein they called it "campy, decadent, romantic, and uplifting." They also said his voice has "amazing range and a gorgeous falsetto."

Here is the complete statement from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) about ABC’s latest Adam Lambert bashing:

Updated Statement from GLAAD on ABC’s Decision to Cancel Performances by Adam Lambert:

Since his American Music Awards performance occurred GLAAD has consistently advocated that Adam Lambert and openly gay artists not be held to a double standard. As we have expressed publicly, it is disappointing that ABC will not give Lambert a chance to perform at this time. GLAAD’s discussions with ABC focused on confirming that his sexual orientation was not a factor in their decisions. ABC confirmed this is not about a same-sex kiss or his sexual orientation but about being “caught off guard.” GLAAD asked ABC and calls on them for clarification on “caught off guard” so that the community knows why Lambert is being denied the opportunity to perform on the network.

Original Statement from GLAAD and ABC on ABC’s Decision to
Cancel Performances by Adam Lambert:

New York, NY, December 3, 2009 – After it was announced that ABC decided to cancel appearances by openly gay singer Adam Lambert on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Dick Clark’s ‘New Year's Rockin' Eve,' the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) spoke with ABC today regarding concerns that Adam Lambert was being held to a double standard.
After these discussions ABC issued the following statement to GLAAD:

"Given the live nature of the American Music Awards, Adam Lambert’s performance, which differed greatly from his rehearsal, caught many, including the network, off guard. This is not a question of Lambert’s sexual orientation. As is evidenced by GLAAD’s media report card, ABC is at the forefront of positive gay and lesbian portrayal on television. We welcome openly gay performers and look forward to continuing our great work within the LGBT community."

“It would appear that the kiss between Adam Lambert and his keyboardist did not factor into ABC’s decision,” said Jarrett Barrios, President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). “ABC has a history of positive gay and transgender inclusion that includes featuring kisses between gay and lesbian couples on-air.”

“We applaud the visibility of openly gay performers and congratulate Adam Lambert for sharing his story on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this week as well as his upcoming appearance on The Jay Leno Show,” Barrios said.


The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org.

My response: Shame on you, GLAAD. You're making us MAAD with your blasé acceptance of this double standard! Wake up! It's time to get RAAD!

UPDATE! 12-4-09 11 p.m. GLAAD issued this statement:

ABC Confirms to GLAAD that Adam Lambert Will Perform on Network. Please see statement at http://www.facebook.com/l/634a8;www.glaad.org/Page.aspx?pid=1138

ABC tonight confirmed to GLAAD that openly gay singer Adam Lambert will appear and perform on the Thursday, December 10, 2009 episode of The View. His performance will follow an appearance on Barbara Walters’ “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009” on Wednesday. Both of these appearances come after the network canceled previously scheduled appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

“ABC has taken a step towards fairness by inviting Adam Lambert to perform on The View," said Jarrett Barrios, President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). “GLAAD has been advocating against the double standards that have been applied to Lambert as an openly gay performer. We thank community members and allies for voicing their concerns with ABC so that entertainers like Adam have the opportunity to be broadcast into living rooms across America.”

Earlier today GLAAD urged constituents to contact ABC to express disappointment. Throughout the day, GLAAD continued conversations with ABC that began two weeks ago when the network announced the cancellation of Lambert’s performance on Good Morning America following his performance on the American Music Awards.
My response: Good for you, GLAAD. Maybe I was too quick to judge you! Or maybe all the flack you received on Facebook spurred you into deeper action? In any case, the LGBT community appreciates the hard work you put into this issue! Congratulations! Please accept my apology!

Photo of Adam Lambert on a more innocent day--when he helped announce the American Music Awards (AMAs) nominations. 10-13-09 photo

I’m not alone in my disappointment! Mediaites.com has an article on their website entitled: "GLAAD Gives Blessing to Adam Lambert’s Exile From ABC," wherein they say, “GLAAD appears to have bought the network’s argument that Lambert’s act at the AMAs was different from what he’d done during rehearsals and they just can’t risk a Federal Communications Commission sanction. But many people think the network is overreacting and that focusing on Lambert’s man-on-man behavior smacks of a homophobic double standard that isn’t applied to women-on-women behavior or heterosexuals.”
Photo of the upcoming December 10, 2009 issue of Rolling Stone with its For Your Entertainment album review, in which Adam Lambert says, "I was born with glitter on my face." Click picture to enlarge!
Barbara Walters, who will feature Lambert on her end-of-the year Most Fascinating People special on ABC, said on The View Dec. 3 (video below) that the concern about FCC fines was what caused the exile, but fellow panelists―including Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg―pointed out examples where women like Madonna were sexual on stage but received no punishment from the networks.

“Amazingly (or perhaps not), GLAAD seems to have fallen for it hook, line, and sinker,” a blogger at AfterElton said about ABC’s FCC excuse.
Photo of a pensive Adam Lambert, looking good as always!
The concern over an FCC fines appears to come from a complaint filed by Liberty Counsel, which describes itself as “dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family.” The complaint by the group with a long history of anti-gay rhetoric and litigation was filed Nov. 24 against ABC for “airing an outrageously lewd and filthy performance” where Lambert “simulated oral sex, simulated digital penetration, simulated sadomasochistic conduct and engaged in homosexual open-mouth kissing.” Not surprisingly, this group is Republican in origin and believes fundamentalist religious beliefs trump artistic expression and freedom.
Photo of the November 23, 2009 issue of the DailyNews with a review of Adam Lambert's album For Your Entertainment. They said, "Fasten your seat belts. It's a wild Lambert ride!" Click picture to enlarge!
A spokesperson from the Federal Communications Commission told www.Advocate.com that the agency would not be commenting on the matter.

Again, to bitch about ABC’s discriminatory action, email them at this link: ABC.com - Contact Us.
Photo of Adam Lambert singing on the Early Show. 11-25-09 photo
Three of Adam Lambert’s signed albums are up for auction on eBay. Proceeds go to @donorschoose, a school charity, so check it out here. As of 10 a.m. the bidding was up to $377.00 each. Help if you can. Adam deserves our support in this endeavor!

Photo of Adam Lambert in the December issue of Elle Magazine. "Adam Lambert: Style to a Zee!" Click to enlarge!

Visit Adam Lambert’s official website, MySpace, Facebook, or Twitter pages. To check out our previous photos and videos of Adam, click here and here and here (The pages are too large to load all together).

Photo of Joe Zee's page in the December 2009 Elle, wherein he discusses Adam Lambert's unique style. Click to enlarge picture.

If you missed it, check out our post on Adam Lambert’s raucous appearance on the American Music Awards (AMA’s). It’s filled with photos and an UNDELETED, independent video of the uncensored performance! Click here: AMA's: ADAM LAMBERT SCORES $1 MILLION IN PUBLICITY, SEX-SHOCKS AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS! 18 PHOTOS! 6 VIDEOS!

Recent photo of Adam Lambert, who always takes time to greet his fans and sign autographs

Check out this Pink video! So, if it's the "FCC heat" as Lambert claims, why did the FCC do nothing in 2004 at the televised Billboard Awards when Pink performed exactly the same raunchy move that got Lambert in hot water? Watch the video showing this double standard, as Pink Performs near fellatio on the Fox network (Catch the simulated oral sex at the 1.35 mark):

Watch this “inappropriate” video of Madonna performing “Vogue” on the 1990 MTV Awards, getting simulated oral sex under her dress. Where was the FCC then?:

Adam Lambert will be hosting the LOGO channel’s NewNowNext PopLab this coming Monday (December 7, 2009) at 7 p.m. Here’s the preview promo video:

Watch this video as The View Discusses Adam Lambert’s Ban from Jimmy Kimmel and Dick Clark’s Rocking New Year’s Eve 12-1-09:

Check out this VH1 News video: Glambert Goes Beyond Guyliner on Debut Album! There's more to Adam Lambert than the glamorous façade. On his debut album, For Your Entertainment, the notoriously edgy singer shows fans who he is behind all of the glitter and guyliner:

Watch this Adam Lambert video as he answeres VH1’s Five Questions: Interview | Adam Lambert | Adam Lambert On The One Song He'd Love To Cover:

Check out this video of Adam Lambert on the Late Show with David Letterman doing “Whata Ya Want from Me” November 25, 2009:

Watch HLN’s Joy Behar Show as She and Her Gay Panel (Judy Gold, Kevin Meany, and Jeffery Self) Discuss Adam Lambert’s AMA Performance November 24, 2009:

Watch this HLN video from November 23, 2009: Joy Behar and her “straight” panel discuss Adam Lambert’s AMA Performance (Bradley Whitford, Nancy Giles, Albert Lee):

Watch this funny Adam Lambert Interview by Lisa Paige of 92.3 NOW FM (Adam Lambert stopped by the 92.3 NOW studios in NYC on Nov 25 to have a chat with Lisa Paige for her 6 Questions in 60 Seconds segment.):

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