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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
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