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GLAAD to CBS: Treat Us Like Equals!

11/25/2009 7:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

CBS' explanation for why they blurred Adam Lambert's man-on-man kiss ain't cuttin' it with the folks at GLAAD -- who claim the network is treating openly gay performers as second class citizens.

Adam Lambert

Jarrett Barrios, president of GLAAD -- the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation -- tells TMZ, "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."

Barrios adds, "I would have hoped CBS would provide the same treatment for images of gay and lesbian people and not create an unfair double standard that treats our community differently."

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Sad sad    

They are treating gay MALES differently. Lesbians are more acceptable because straight guys like watch them.

1763 days ago
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efnsteve    

BALLS LOVE SIMONE AND SIMONE LOVES BALLS

1763 days ago
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valsu    

I did not care about the kiss at the AMAs. It was when he had the dancer go down on him. I would not want that on TV from a straight couple either. Who cares about the kiss?

1763 days ago
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Sad sad    

meant *watching

1763 days ago
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Stacey    

It's disgusting male or female............. Pull all the toungue you want, just dont do it in front of me or my kids..........

1763 days ago
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Diggers    

Christ Almighty. That this would even be a newsworthy issue in Two Thousand fu!king NINE is just ridiculous.

Really? Are we REALLY this ignorant and oppressed? Grow the EFF up, America. It's two people kissing. Give me a break!

1763 days ago
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$$$    

what next?? Th3ey going to blur our athletes when they slap each other on the butt??

1763 days ago
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Googie    

Not so much the kiss, but the other sexual acts he simulated that should definitely be censored no matter if female or male. That would be the reason to censor his entire act.

1763 days ago
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GREG MOORE    

i want two see more gay males on tv wake up we are hear thanks

1763 days ago
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Cali MJ Fan    

Sounds like the LOGO channel should reconsider its partnership with CBS for their newsbites.

Go get 'em GLAAD!

1763 days ago
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oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG...please.don't stretch this boring subject out anymroe..bring back JOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNN

1763 days ago
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pink    

THANKYOU CBS! Do not want my children seeing that!

1763 days ago
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aileen    

It is because Adam Lambert is an absolute nobody to most people the world over that this is shocking. Madonna kissing a female, yawn, not offensive. This guy though, his antics can only be termed disgusting. He is getting the publicity though, for him that is what this is all about. For most others, he has blown his 15 minutes - thankfully!

1763 days ago
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danica    

Please just go away. Why do special interest groups always make things about them? Other viewers have rights as well. I am tired of s small percentage of people trying to trample on other's views just so they can get attention.

Or is this 27 year old talent show runner up now the poster boy for all homosexuals?

Enough already, go away!

1763 days ago
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mkjones    

this is so stupid. Who cares if he kissed a guy. The next work is being as ass. Its ok for women but not men? I don't get that. If they showed it more then it would be a big deal or offensive.

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