A quick update to the controversy surrounding Adam Lambert’s homoerotic American Music Awards performance, which has inexplicably entered day three.
Lambert’s scheduled performance on Wednesday’s Good Morning America was scratched, no doubt due to the skittishness of the Disney-owned network over having a flame-buoyant pop star appear the day before Thanksgiving.
The CBS “Early Show” swooped in to book Lambert. But, as Perez Hilton rightfully points out, the Eye is still wary of dudes kissing each other.
During the Lambert segment, CBS showed a clip of Lambert’s now-infamous AMA performance, blurring out his onstage kiss. Yet CBS, in the same segment, showed the other famously gay award’s show kiss: Britney and Madonna’s. And — shocker — it wasn’t censored.
Note: We’ve reached out to CBS to get their response, and I’ll update this post accordingly.
UPDATE: Here’s CBS’ statement: "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."
Not sure what legal ramifications there could possibly be here, but there you have it.