Adam Lambert’s gay kiss sparks complaints

Adam Lambert at the AMAs ©Alec Michael ©ZUMApress.com/Keystone Press

ABC reports they have received more than 1,500 complaints from viewers about American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert’s performance on the American Music Awards. Lambert rubbed a male dancer’s face in his crotch, then kissed a male musician passionately on the mouth while performing his latest single. ABC later cut the oral sex portion of the performance from the West Coast feed. Lambert was unapologetic, saying if people complained, that was a “form of discrimination and it’s too bad. I had fun, my dancers had fun, the audience that was in the Nokia had fun.” ABC may now face a fine from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which has strict rules on the broadcast of indecent or profane material. CBS was fined $550,000 for broadcasting a glimpse of Janet Jackson’s breast during the 2004 Super Bowl. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. barb • November 24, 2009 @ 11:32 AM

    I think these “performers” or whatever they think they are – are going to far. What ever happened to the good old ways of being able to sing and getting by on your talent – not obscene qactions

  2. Sandra • November 24, 2009 @ 12:22 PM

    I “was” a fan of Adam’s – no longer interested in his talent or music. No longer looking forward to anything he may release. Will not purchase any of his music in the future.

  3. Carolyn • November 24, 2009 @ 1:26 PM

    he is not that good of a singer and with that performance will avoid watching anything he does and definitely not buy anything.

  4. Mousie • November 24, 2009 @ 1:46 PM

    seriously…..who cares. Madonna kissed Brittnay & Christina and there wasn’t this much complaining. Get over it, there is much worse things that could have happened & been done. If you don’t like it, change the channel

  5. Guardian • November 24, 2009 @ 1:54 PM

    Forget this rainbow ladyboy. No room for a male Lady Gaga.

  6. Ernie • November 24, 2009 @ 2:17 PM

    Gross! What the heck there could have been children watching that! Terrible!

  7. Jim • November 24, 2009 @ 4:21 PM

    It has been no secret on here that I was a huge Kris Allen fan, however I did find Adam to be talented. The “show” he put on the other night was a little over the top however like a different poster said, it was nothing different than what Madonna did. That part didn’t offend me at all and I feel it was not “too much” however I did feel that his performance was TERRIBLE. He was so talented on AI. I hope he is not just a talented cover artist. His new song was awful and his performance lacked the intensity and entertainment value of his American Idol performances. I do have to commend him on his recovery after his trip though. That was one part that I felt he did well – aside from the initial fall on stage of course. 🙂

  8. mandee • November 24, 2009 @ 7:23 PM

    i didnt see this at all, although if i had of i wouldnt decide that i shouldnt ever watch him or support him or buy his music. everyone in any type of business (like show business/music business) goes for shock value. they want something that hasnt been done, they want something that will get peoples attention. the fact that he is gay shouldnt mean anything, it should effect(or is it affect? i always get them confused!) the way people look at him or his music. i am so sick and tired of the “gay” debate. how is the world this ignorant and intolerant of something that has been going on probably as long as the worlds been turning? i dont care what adam does in his videos, he will still be one of the most talented singers ive ever heard in my entire life. also, you 2 are right about the madonna/britney kiss. is this only because hes a gay MAN that this is causing such a problem? how can one be all for lesbians but not for gay men? as far as im concerned just about the whole world is cracked man. i hope adam keeps being true to HIMSELF instead of changing who he is/his idea of art just to make a bunch of hateful people happy.

  9. Nancy • November 24, 2009 @ 8:10 PM

    I think that it didn’t take long for stardom to go straight to his head. He’s been nothing but arrogant ever since AI finished.

  10. Chris • November 25, 2009 @ 1:08 AM

    How can he honestly defend himself, he just did it for controversy so people remember it, and they did, and its wrong, i dont want to see that homo shit in the comfort of my home, and wash the damn eye makeup off, what the hell is wrong with this guy

  11. Chris • November 25, 2009 @ 1:11 AM

    Its not about that mandee, your saying how people should act civil but because he IS gay is why he did it in the first place!! he exploited his homosexuality for people to notice him and thats just as wrong and un called for then the super bowl nip slip, if he was so talented he wouldent have to resort to that stuff

  12. mandee • November 25, 2009 @ 2:34 AM

    chris thats a disgusting comment, your first comment. do you get disgusted when men and women kiss or do that kind of thing on your tv? or is it just when its a homosexual man? also, the eye makeup is his choice, do you feel that way about women that wear eye makeup? who are you (or anyone else for that matter) to decide who is right or wrong for someone to love/make out with or what is right or wrong for someone to wear or do? if wearing some eye makeup makes adam happy then who cares? who is it hurting? who is him kissing a guy and pushing a guys face in his crotch hurting? if it was 2 women or a man and a woman nobody would have bothered to make such a big deal out of this. as a matter of fact you would probably pay at least 3.99 to watch it on pay per view wouldnt you? it still sickens me the amount of you people that cant accept homosexuality or someones right as a human being to dress (or do their makeup) or speak as they see fit. stop being so shallow, if you dont accept it stop watching tv. homosexual people have the exact same rights as straight men and women. they are STILL people and they still have feelings.

  13. Alicia • November 25, 2009 @ 2:43 AM

    Okay, I’ll admit, the performance did push the envelope a bit and was a little risque… So the guy kissed an androgynous-looking keyboard player. So a dancer got a face full of crotch. What I’d REALLY like to know is how many complaints ABC got about Eminem’s performance, where he felt the need to open with stats about rape and assault. Why is THAT okay? Why is no one talking about THAT? Can we please get past the rampant homo-negativity and start questioning why music that glorifies violence towards women is still allowed to be broadcast on television? Cause that’s a discussion I’d actually like to have…

  14. mandee • November 25, 2009 @ 3:36 AM

    wow your post is both intelligent and dead on. good work !

  15. demigod • November 25, 2009 @ 5:41 AM

    That’s America, Alicia. ANY sexual performance is considered more offensive than Eminem’s ‘..in this corner, weighing in at 175lbs, with a record of 17 rapes,400 assaults, and 4 murders..’ lol
    Lambert’s performance was no diff than what Madonna has been doing FOR YEARS.

  16. Carol • November 25, 2009 @ 9:48 AM

    I liked ADAM and voted for him on IDOL – my husband told me THIS GUY IS TROUBLE – AGAIN I have to admit my husband is right and I will not watch anything with ADAM in it or buy anything associated with him. I believe he has his right to what lifestyle he chooses – no different from any of us – but GROSS is GROSS and HE IS GROSS – I don’t even see anything about HIM that is attractive anymore – THINK HE JUST RUINED HIS CAREER ?????

  17. Kim • November 25, 2009 @ 11:42 AM

    I was a huge fan when he was on Idol. I knew he was gay and didn’t care. But I don’t like people shoving obscenity in my face, whether they’re gay or straight. Keep your sex life private, if you’re an entertainer, you’re there to entertain, not shock the audience. I’m pretty sure this will have a huge negative impact on his career. I think the fact that people started to realize he was gay was why he didn’t win Idol, and remember, coming out of the closet killed Clay Aiken’s career, which is too bad, because he’s an amazing singer also and is a lot more modest.

  18. tributegirl • November 25, 2009 @ 1:43 PM

    I think the simulation of oral sex is what has people so upset, not the kiss. And really, I don’t want to see any sex act between two people, regardless of gender. I still like Adam, think he’s an amazing singer, but I won’t be letting my kids watch him.

  19. mandee • November 25, 2009 @ 7:21 PM

    britney alone has done WORSE things and she still has a career and active followers. i dont see why this is such a big deal or why so many of you have decided hes “GROSS” etc. i dont care either way what he does, i will still buy his music.

  20. demigod • November 26, 2009 @ 4:07 AM

    Agreed Mandee. Britney,Aguilera,Madonna, to name a few..simulating @rgy scenes and lesbian action in vids/concerts is somehow more acceptable than when a male performer does it. Some might say thats descrimination. I dont see said female performers careers fizzle because of it either. Gay male performances just dont sell.

  21. demigod • November 26, 2009 @ 4:14 AM

    I don’t get some of you denouncing him because of his performance, when you like his music. Is his ‘image’ more important than the music?

  22. mandee • November 26, 2009 @ 6:34 AM

    i really like your last 2 comments and i agree whole heartedly. i cant stand to see so much discrimination/hatred in the world. then everyone wonders why theres so much violence and why homosexuals feel the need to have a parade etc. if people looked at them as what they are – equals, human beings with feelings then the world would be a better place.

  23. Nancy • November 26, 2009 @ 10:21 AM

    Personally, I never liked Adam. Never liked his look, never liked his voice, never liked his tongue hanging out during his screaming sessions (hahaha), never liked his performances in any way…I still don’t. I have to admit though, that it’s true, his performance on the AMA’s was no worse than a lot of others, female and male. Still doesn’t mean that people want to see it though.

    Mandee on Nov. 26, @ 6:34 AM: Sometimes it is pretty hard to look at the face of a homosexual and discover that he’s wearing more makeup than you and using that gawd-awful fake feminine voice. I have no problem with gays, but drag queens are a different story. To me, Adam Lambert is a drag queen meaning, he’s too girly.

  24. Jim • November 26, 2009 @ 11:59 AM

    I somewhat agree with Nancy and demigod’s comment about female performers having had “worse” performances in terms of shock value. Madonna’s famed make out session with Britney is one and Aguilera’s Dirty video is another that come to mind, however Adam’s performance was just weak all around. Take away the fellatio reference and the kissing of the pianist and it was still terrible. I have no problem with watching things like that for shock value, however your performance should warrant it. His didn’t even deserve to be a live performance it was so bad. As for the Eminem reference posted earlier, you are absolutely correct. He did comment on rape and abuse which he himself has ALWAYS said he goes for shock value. The difference between his shock value and Adam Lambert’s is that his performance backed it up.

  25. Jim • November 26, 2009 @ 12:04 PM

    And before I get blasted on the Eminem comment, I do want to say I don’t agree with the shock value that he portrays but I realize it is his “character.” He does not agree with what he says and he does not partake in the things he writes about, he does it strictly for his character to sell records. I have read his biography and have developed a respect for him like no other. He wrote of gay bashing which all of you know I am totally for homosexuality and because I have gay family members it strikes a cord when someone is disrespectful of them. Eminem however bashed the gay community then turned around and performed with a very well known gay man, Elton John. He himself admitted that he has nothing against gay people, he said what he did for shock value. Obviously Elton John understood that and agreed to perform with him which was one of the greatest live performances ever in my mind.

  26. Rick • November 26, 2009 @ 6:53 PM

    First all people it is not JUST the kiss that is being brought into question, it is the overall performance.

    Lambert was unapologetic, saying if people complained, that was a form of discrimination and its too bad.

    He is so playing the “discrimination” cause he’s gay.
    He is in total denial that he did nothing wrong. In all the interviews he keeps claiming the “discrimination” and he did nothing wrong.

    the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which has strict rules on the broadcast of indecent or profane material, that is why they have rehersals and producers to say yes or no to stuff. the problem is not that he is gay the problem is he didn’t and doesn’t care.

    Eminem, 50 cent and other performers mellow down their performances for live shows like awards, they are required to do so. So to say only Lambart is getting some kind of unfair double standard is so no true.

    as for the coment of @rgy scenes and lesbian action in vids/concerts… this isn’t a music video or concert it was a live performance and all the performances had to be aprroved by the shows producers. he admits that it was not scripted and he did what he wanted.

    Music videos still have to abide by Television standards and concerts have warnings on them about the content.

    For all those commenting about when Madonna kissed Brittnay & Christina she didn’t rub their faces in her crotch area. He has gotten more attention for this “performance” if you want to call it that, then he has for his entire run on Idol.

    Bottom line your choice of sexuality is like your choice of religion. You can choose whatever you want and believe what you want. But you don’t have the right to flaunt it in people’s faces. And then when people dissaprove of it claim “discrimination”

    Be pepared people from now on whenever he does something like this he is gonna keep pulling the “discrimination” cause he’s gay card.

    Hopefuly he will end up like 90% of all Idols he will just dissapear

  27. mandee • November 26, 2009 @ 7:16 PM

    no, he is claiming “discrimination” because it IS discrimination. hes not talking about the studio complaining, hes talking about the people that are complaining about him kissing some guy and rubbing their face in his crotch. it IS discrimination if thats the only reason anyone had a problem with his performance. i believe that because he is the one performing what HE chooses to do shouldnt matter. that would be like someone selling coffee and people complaining about the way they pour the coffee into the cup. it is not societys CHOICE what this man does for his work. he loves what he does, he does what makes him feel comfortable and what makes him happy. are you seriously telling me that you think the madonna/brit kiss was scripted? you have to expect when youre on the air live or when someone performs that its possible they are going to do something you dont like. instead of making that as an excuse to demean them, why not appreciate the fact that they even had the courage to get up there and sing and perform in the first place? if adam had of been ANNA im sure this conversation wouldnt even be happening. no one would have made it into such a big deal (or complained about his/her sexuality) if this was a woman we were talking about.

    also, nancy i dont consider them drag queens until they start wearing dresses etc lol. also, to debate this with you…how do you feel about women that wear mens clothing? like, mens flannel shirts, mens jeans, mens jackets etc as their style. do you consider them to be drag queens or is it only possible for a man to be a drag queen? before this gets any further, im just wondering im not being rude or trying to fight with you!

  28. mandee • November 26, 2009 @ 7:18 PM

    what i meant by its not societys choice what he does for his work, i mean that it shouldnt be their choice what he chooses to do for dancing and shock value. not the whole being a singer thing.

  29. Nancy • November 26, 2009 @ 8:28 PM

    Mandee, I think that a woman who wears mens clothing, walks like a man and talks like a man is in drag, yes.

  30. mandee • November 26, 2009 @ 11:29 PM

    ok then. 😀

  31. Nancy • November 27, 2009 @ 1:06 AM

    LOL. At least YOU accept that, Mandee. You don’t accuse me of being a man-hater. I only mentioned Adam in my previous comment because the article is about him but I do feel the same way about females. I also said that Adams performance was no worse than that of some others, male and female.

  32. Emily • November 27, 2009 @ 1:24 AM

    I’ve always been a huge fan of adam lambert. i dont love this song and I am interested to hear the other songs on his album. in terms of how appropriate it was, i have absolutely no problem witht he kiss, i thought it fit the lyrics and was gutsy. i really respect adam for going out of the box and being unique. that said, the men on leashes and the face in crotch portion were a little unnecesary. i know it’s no different than what other singers do but that doesnt make it right. promisuity should really not be promoted be anyome and some portions of that performance kind of hurt his own cause. i am not offended by the performance whatsoever but it could have been a bit more classy.

  33. demigod • November 27, 2009 @ 1:40 AM

    I never liked Gene Simmons. His look (ape-like) his voice(lack of) his tongue hanging out, wearing more make-up than..haha Kidding aside, sure Adam is flamboyant- nothing new. You want to talk about drag queens/effeminate performers? Remember the 70s-80s pop/glam hair bands? David Bowie,Prince,Boy George,Platinum Blonde,Aerosmith,Poison,Cinderella,Twisted Sister,Bon Jovi..tell me you didn’t like any of them Nance!
    Btw, Adam doesn’t have a ‘fake’ nor ‘feminine’ voice.

  34. demigod • November 27, 2009 @ 2:05 AM

    Jim, I think that’s a biased view. First off, Adam is more REAL than Feminem..oops, I mean Eminem (sorry,west coast dis slip hehe) He’s even more real than previously mentioned female performers ‘cos he’s not pretending to be gay!
    By your own accounts, Eminem raps about, well..gibberish. No,he’s never raped,killed, nor assaulted 400 times(more like 2) Talk about W E A K. This is what you call ‘backing it up’?? He just glorifies violence and disrespects all, perpetuating that culture of trash and selling it. And BS he’s 175 lbs! @5’7″ with his skinny a$$ and bird chest..maybe if he’s wearing 25lbs of gear.
    His ‘duet’ with Elton John was his way of apologizing to the gay community for being an a$$!
    About Adam, he’s..what? Too sexual? Too passionate? Ooh noo! How horrible! How Offensive! I didn’t find it shocking in the least. I can see parents not wanting their kids viewing that. I’m sure most of those complaints were from parents, homophobes and prudes.

  35. demigod • November 27, 2009 @ 3:27 AM

    Rick, youre splitting hairs, and your arguments are half-truths. First, HE feels he did nothing wrong, and he does have a case.
    Different t.v. stations/networks have their OWN standards. Some edit videos,movies,shows of profanity,violence,explicit sex etc. Concerts? Anything goes. Some main events ie.award shows,Superbowl may have (or try to) higher standards because of the high viewership/demographics, which is why they have tape delays in place.
    What did you find more offensive? Eminems intro or Adams sexual mimicking? If you chose Adams, you need to re-evaluate your values and moral compass..along with the rest of America.
    But I dont take Eminem seriously, hes such a p@ser.

  36. Nancy • November 27, 2009 @ 3:43 AM

    Demigod, Nov. 27, 1:40 AM: About Gene Simmons, that’s your opinion and I’m sure many would agree with you. Doesn’t matter. I could care less. Out of the performers you mention, I would say the “drag queens” are David Bowie, Prince, Boy George, Platinum Blonde, Poison, Cinderella…because it’s not just a performance for them. They dress and act the same way just to lounge around the house, hahaha. As for Aerosmith, I was never much of a fan. Twisted Sister, well, Dee tied his hair back and washed off the makeup when he wasn’t performing. Bon Jovi, yep, I liked them. So they had big hair and wore a little spandex on stage. It was the style back in the 80’s. They’ve changed it up and moved on to today’s style, just as Metallica cut off their long 80’s hair and moved on. There are many who are gay but don’t run around wearing a pound of makeup, speaking the homosexual lingo and advertising that they’re going to dress up as a “Glampire” for Halloween! Oh, and rubbing some guys face into their crotch on stage, LOL.

    Btw, TO ME, Adam does sometimes have a lot of feminine moments. In his voice, in the way he dresses, his makeup, the way he acts and portrays himself. To me, those things have nothing to do with being gay/someone’s sexual preference.

  37. mandee • November 27, 2009 @ 12:09 PM

    nancy, it is possible that everything adam says/does/wears is simply just for his performances. we dont know what adam is like outside of his working career, so technically he cant be considered a drag queen by your standards until we find him at his house dressed up and wearing eye makeup and talking like a homosexual. i think the reason behind the “glampire” remark was because everyone was calling him adam glambert and he wasnt trying to “sound homosexual” or anything, he was trying to be original while still giving something back to the fans that adoringly named him glambert. or, perhaps the reason was he simply wanted to attract attention, which he did. look at how many people remember (and will remember for that matter) that he was once a “glampire” it might be the hit new costume next year for halloween. he may have just started a trend. what people wear, how they speak, whether or not they wear makeup/sparkles, or act feminine shouldnt define who they are as a person. arent we supposed to judge people based solely on the way they treat other people? how many friends have any of us ever made that didnt have flaws in them? or strange personality traits? i dont see anything wrong with drag queens, and as ive said before i dont see anything wrong with homosexuals. we are in 2009 i dont understand what the big deal is or how people can STILL be shocked by this type of behaviour! it doesnt matter WHAT article it is, if it includes adams name everyone drags up how hes homosexual and thats wrong, hes a drag queen and thats wrong, he rubbed some guys crotch in his face and thats wrong, he kissed another male on the lips and thats wrong…who are any of us to claim that adams lifestyle or way of dressing or speaking or acting is wrong? we dont KNOW him personally. i really feel bad for celebrities, having to spend their time doing things to make the world happy and if they have one slip up then its a big deal, people NEVER let it go (see angelina jolies relationship with brad for an example) and people never just accept them for who they are. imagine living such a life?

  38. Rick • November 27, 2009 @ 12:20 PM

    mandee and demigod
    how am i biased for stating facts? facts that are not half truths….

    READ THE FACTS
    the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has strict rules on the broadcast of indecent or profane material.

    Every performer regardless of their race, sex, age, religion or sexual choice has to follow those rules. All performers are made aware of the rules and regulations and agree to them before they are allowed to perform.
    How is that bias or half truth?

    and by the way for the “it is not societys CHOICE what this man does for his work” no one said society was chooseing. But when he agreed to perform he also agreed to follow the stations rules.
    how is that bias or half truth?

    Here is a example for the gay/lesbian side of the argument…the band T.A.T.U, the two female performers who are lesbian lovers…. They kiss and make out during their concerts. But when they do live performances they follow the rules and keep the acts and lyrics clean. They follow the rules… why should he be allowed not to?
    how is that bias or half truth?

    He broke the rules, he is getting in trouble for breaking the rules. If you call that “discrimination”.
    Then all the people in prison are being discriminated against. (cause that is what they did broke the rules)

    how many of you didn’t know that “CBS was fined $550,000 for broadcasting a glimpse of Janet Jacksons breast during the 2004 Super Bowl” just like the madonna/brit/cristina kiss, how many of you don’t know the fine and repercussions the broadcast station had to face.
    how is that bias or half truth?

    Justin and Janet both had lots of bad publicity for their stunt. (they both said they where sorry and it was bad judgment) Both of them had performances on shows cancelled because of their actions/
    how is that half truth or bias?

    And with madonna/brit/cristina they got bad publicity and there was alot of public critisms of it.
    bias? half truth?

    As for the moral compass comment… atleast i have some morals…. I am saying it is wrong to break the rules reguardless of the reasons… you are saying it’s ok to break the rules.
    bias? half truth?

  39. Nancy • November 27, 2009 @ 5:45 PM

    I just don’t like drag queens and never will. Be gay all you want, you can’t control who you are attracted to but…drag queens????? I don’t think so.

  40. mandee • November 27, 2009 @ 8:23 PM

    Rick on November 27, 2009 12:20 PM

    mandee and demigod
    how am i biased for stating facts? facts that are not half truths.

    i NEVER once said YOU are biased or that the facts you are saying are only half truths. i said the people calling and complaining and making this into a big deal (when its not) are the biased ones. adam wasnt talking about YOU when he said that this is discrimination, he was talking about the ones complaining about what he did because hes gay not because it may have over stepped the tv stations boundaries. which is why hes not sorry. why apologize for living your life? how can you compare a gay man that kissed a man and rubbed a mans face in his crotch to people that are in prison? what adam did is not considered ILLEGAL so that never should have been used as an example. what im saying is when you hire someone to do a LIVE SHOW on you tv station you RISK them possibly going over board in the heat of the moment and doing something that may be deemed inappropriate for your tv station. you cant control what people do or what they say or sing, which is why its called freedom of speech. when you take a risk on someone you dont know i cant say i feel sorry for you when they do something unexpected. it doesnt say anywhere on this article (that i remember aha) that adam said “no i will not kiss a man or rub someones face in my genitalia.” so, until he has uttered those words, this is definitely not a “he broke the rules he should be sorry” kind of thing. im certain that no where in the “rules” did it say you are not allowed to rub a mans face in your junk. therefore, he didnt technically break anything.

    some of the drag queens freak me out nancy. im not sure why. its just like i have this unusual fear of adults dressed up in costumes that cover their entire body except their hands lol. its like, unnatural. (when they dress up in a bunny suit for easter in the malls and they try to shake my hand or anything, i almost hyperventilate! haha!) i personally have nothing bad to say about them.

  41. mandee • November 27, 2009 @ 8:24 PM

    on YOUR tv station ***

  42. demigod • November 27, 2009 @ 10:30 PM

    You missed my point Nance. Back then, you liked some artists/bands who were drag queens or looked effeminate. You liked them for THEIR MUSIC.
    I don’t classify Adam as a drag queen either, based on what I’ve seen so far.

  43. demigod • November 27, 2009 @ 10:40 PM

    I never said you were biased either Rick, that was Jim.
    I don’t know how ‘strict’ FCC’s regulations are,or what they deem inappropriate, I know they have guidelines, and I don’t give a damn! They probably only take action based on how many squackers call to complain.
    You’re a little naive thinking your ‘bad publicity/criticism’ over their performances actually hurt these artists. Their careers did not suffer..on the contrary. But I know that’s not your point.

  44. Nancy • November 28, 2009 @ 2:14 AM

    I only liked Bon Jovi…Jon was/is hot, LOL. At the end of the day though, and this is my point that YOU are missing, Jon Bon Jovi went home to his wife and kids, washed off his makeup, washed his hair, took off his costume and threw on a pair of jeans and a tee. So no, they weren’t drag queens, they were just performing. Now, either Adam is “performing” 24/7 or he’s a drag queen.

  45. Jim • November 28, 2009 @ 2:29 AM

    And how do you think my comment was biased? I compared Eminem’s performance to Adam’s based on opinion alone. Adam is completely untalented whereas Eminem is entertaining. Both have different genres which I appreciate but based on “MY OPINION” one is talented and the other is not.

  46. Jim • November 28, 2009 @ 2:35 AM

    And to add to that, I don’t care if one is black, white, gay, straight, Jewish or Asian…quite frankly none of that matters – what matter is that Adam Lambert’s performance fell short of any live performance. It was terrible!!!

  47. demigod • November 28, 2009 @ 6:04 AM

    You ALREADY liked Eminem more before the performances. You just don’t like Adam. You’re bias because you say things like he’s ‘untalented’. He was the heavily favoured runner-up on AI! He must have SOME talent. Even though I HATE Eminem, I wouldn’t say he’s untalented. He can’t sing or dance, but can rhyme and is clever with words. Bottom line, you like Eminem’s style/music more. Adam’s performance was lively and energetic.
    For the record, I don’t care for either one.

  48. demigod • November 28, 2009 @ 6:36 AM

    Nance, I’m going to throw in the towel..seriously. I never called Jon a drag queen. He DID have an effeminate look back then..shredded/frilly gear, hair teased to the moon,lipstick, blush..
    Adam doesn’t look like a drag queen 24/7. Looks pretty normal to me on this article.

  49. tributegirl • November 28, 2009 @ 12:42 PM

    I still think him rubbing the guys face in his crotch was over the top, and inappropriate, I consider it borderline porn. And that’s unfortunate, because I think he’s extremely talented, but now feel that I will have to screen his performances in advance before letting my kids watch his work.
    The kiss? Well, not my thing, but not really a big deal. Basically the kiss was the exact same thing as Madonna/Brit/Christina, which was also not my thing, but not really a big deal.

  50. Nancy • November 28, 2009 @ 5:33 PM

    Demigod, I never said that YOU called Jon Bon Jovi a drag queen. As for you saying “he DID have an effeminate look back then..shredded/frilly gear, hair teased to the moon,lipstick, blush..” While PERFORMING he did, yes. On-stage and for media pictures about the group. The difference is, when he was photographed for things outside of the group, such as family and stuff, he wasn’t like that.

    Adam “Looks pretty normal to me on this article.” – Seriously? With all that hair spiked “to the moon, lipstick, blush..”? I bet he never gets caught not in drag! LOL.

  51. demigod • November 28, 2009 @ 7:37 PM

    So dense. I know all that!

    He does not look like a drag queen. No blush/lipstick. Spiked hair is not effeminate. And he’s wearing a suit, not a dress and fishnet leggings. You really like to ‘twist’ don’t you?

  52. mandee • November 28, 2009 @ 10:38 PM

    i have to agree, even with the eyeliner, i still think he looks pretty manly here.

  53. Nancy • November 29, 2009 @ 1:11 AM

    Speaking of being “dense”, dummigod, He DOES look like a drag queen TO ME! So what? You don’t think so. Great for you. But he does to me. He IS wearing blush and lipstick, “dense ditz”. He’s wearing a full face of makeup! Back in the 80’s, backcombing wasn’t “effeminate” either.

    “I know all that!” – You are too “dense” to know anything, “ditz”!

  54. demigod • November 30, 2009 @ 12:13 AM

    Nope.

    And you’re STILL missing my point! You liked Bon Jovi’s MUSIC, and other’s. Instead, you choose to argue over something so stup!d. That’s what I get with you..article after article.

  55. Nancy • November 30, 2009 @ 1:22 AM

    “Nope.”

    “And you’re STILL missing my point!” – Your comments, especially the Nov. 28, 7:37 PM one, “He does not look like a drag queen. No blush/lipstick. Spiked hair is not effeminate. And he’s wearing a suit, not a dress and fishnet leggings. You really like to ‘twist’ don’t you?”, are trying to cram YOUR opinion down my throat…but it won’t work. As I said on Nov. 29 @ 1:11 AM, he looks like one to me, maybe not to you but, yes to me. I could care less about either Adam’s or Bon Jovi’s music! “Instead, you choose to argue over something so stup!d. That’s what I get with you..article after article.”

  56. Nancy • November 30, 2009 @ 1:23 AM

    “ditz”

  57. demigod • November 30, 2009 @ 2:14 AM

    Is this a matter of opinion or definition? Go on wikipedia and type in ‘drag queen’. Look at some pics. You have a very low standard of what a drag queen suppose to look like. Adam doesn’t even sound, or act like one either.Kirk Hammet of Metallica wears black eyeliner. You gonna label him as a drag queen?

  58. Nancy • November 30, 2009 @ 10:00 AM

    I didn’t “label” anyone as a drag queen. I said, in my opinion Adam is a drag queen…and I’ll say it again, “In my opinion, Adam Lambert is a drag queen.” MY opinion…not Wikipedia definition. I prefer not to like that type…just as I prefer not to like your “type”. 😛

    Again, “you choose to argue over something so stup!d. That’s what I get with you..article after article.” “Get a job.” “ditz”.

    Why don’t you go latch onto someone else, LEECH? I told you, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN YOU! Got it?

  59. Rick • November 30, 2009 @ 10:45 AM

    once again

    it doesnt say anywhere on this article (that i remember aha) that adam said no i will not kiss a man or rub someones face in my genitalia. so, until he has uttered those words, this is definitely not a he broke the rules he should be sorry
    He is made aware of the the rule to perform the moment he says YES he is agreeing to all the rules… He doesn’t have to agree to ecah and ever indevidual rule the moment he says yes he is agreeing to them all. It’s just like regular people… it doesn’t matter where you get a job… walmart, Blockbuster, some pizza joint, manger of a place, the moment you agree to work their you are also agreeing to uphold all the rules and regulations the company sets not just the rules you want to follow.

    “what adam did is not considered ILLEGAL” and “I know they have guidelines, and I dont give a damn”

    You two must be some of those people who say… it’s alright you can do 50 in a 30 school zone or 70 in a 50 zone….. we should only worry and care about it if you hit and kill some one… (that is what is sounds like)

    and any one in jail wasn’t born or just woke up one day and was a criminal, they started small and worked they way up to big crimes… If adam gets away with what he did now… what will he do in the future?

    It seems like that if you dissagree with what he did, all those who like him say you are against him cause he’s gay, or your homophopic or something. It’s like we can’t be against what he did just because it was against the rules and tv rating restrictions.

    This article is about what he did… so why is every one bring up other artist and what they did (but no one is mentioning the fall out and the repercussions that came from them… superbowl, madonna kiss,

    But if you support him they you aren’t homophobic or against him cause he’s gay.

    hmmm… interesting thing i noticed..
    i mentioned a agrument in support of gay/lesbian performers with the example of T.A.T.U… no one has said anything against it but people have said stuff against the rest that i said…..(is that cause it supports the gay and lesbian performers? who knows….. but interesting fact to me.)

  60. mandee • November 30, 2009 @ 4:23 PM

    Rick on November 30, 2009 10:45 AM you need to stop making assumptions about me based on nothing. clearly i stated what adam did isnt ILLEGAL meaning if it were illegal this would be a different story. meaning i dont condone people breaking the law. are you dense or did you miss that somehow? and yes, i DO have the right to insult you when youre making me out to look like a criminal because i think adam should have his own say in what he does in his performance. and how can you turn this situation into something that now (not only makes ME an apparent criminal) but now also makes adam an apparent criminal? something seems to be off about you. i wonder how many years youve spent in jail for breaking the law, since youre so quit to assume everyone else is doing it or is going to?

    “It seems like that if you dissagree with what he did, all those who like him say you are against him cause hes gay, or your homophopic or something.” once again, tell me where i ONCE accused you of ANY OF THAT? i clearly didnt, you need to reread the comments on this page. why would i (or anyone) say anything about tatu? everyone already knows im pro homosexuals so why would i have to once again state it by praising up tatu? they arent the ones that everyone seems to think is on trial here. guess they might as well lock adam up in jail now and throw away the key to shut you up and make you feel safe since now im assuming this makes adam a mass murderer because he kissed someone and rubbed someones face in his stuff. seriously, i dont know what youre on but you either live a sheltered life or youre a criminal. NO ONE is EVER that obsessed with the law…not even those that took an oath to uphold it.

  61. mandee • November 30, 2009 @ 5:29 PM

    i meant so quick to and i only meant one of those nows in the first paragraph.

  62. tributegirl • November 30, 2009 @ 8:22 PM

    Rick, I think I see the point you were trying to make, people can be against what Adam did in his performance, without being homophobic or anti-gay.

  63. Kretz • December 3, 2009 @ 1:13 PM

    Nobody said anything about the booty shorts J-Lo wore or the way Lady Gaga set the stage on fire. Please does any one not have anything better to do than sit around discussing Adam Lambert’s marketing tactics. I can find something risque’ about every performance that night. what about Emenems performance *discussed*. Please people he is entitled to the “wow” factor too, or is that reserved for only straight people? And for all those people that we turned off by that performance there were 10 more that were. Believe me Adam Lambert won’t miss your $10. He has hardcore fans that will make him rich!

  64. Slick • December 3, 2009 @ 1:24 PM

    @Kretz: “Hardcore” being the operative word.

  65. gypsy • December 5, 2009 @ 12:34 AM

    I can’t say a thing about his performance at the awards cuz I never saw it.What I definitely can say is that I listened to every song on his album, and they all sucked BIG TIME!!!The same droll,dreary,delivery from someone whom I believed had a fantastic voice on A.I.I was really disappointed,can’t see him lasting very long if he continues to put out such crappy music!!!!My personal opinion,which doesn’t have a thing to do with what team he play’s on!!!

  66. Nancy • December 5, 2009 @ 3:44 PM

    I think it’s quite possible that he and Demigod are playing on the very same team! It makes sense, doesn’t it? What with Demigod being a sexist, woman-hater and all!

  67. gypsy • December 6, 2009 @ 3:24 AM

    LMFAO.. So true Nancy,nowday’s you never know!!!!

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