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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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Miles    

I knew this was coming. Why I said in the other post. The network exec's were stupid to even open the same sex kissing can of worms. You had to know this was coming. A gay guy was going to feel it was his right to kiss another man on TV. Because they allow Women to do it. I dont agree with it, (two dudes kissing) but I am smart enough to realize hypocrisy and discrimination when I see it.

Why I said, they never should have allowed same sex kissing in the beginning. This snowball has just started rolling.

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pink floyd    

they want their rights give them 80% off vasaline and get back in the closet you sick freaks. it's adam and eve not adam and steve.

1792 days ago
18.

Beau    

Gay people and organizations stop being so overly sensitive. Pick your battles. This is the deal...Adam Lambert did a performance in prime time on a primary Network and it had more of a chance of having a large range of ages (essentially kids) watching the show.

The Madonna/Britney kiss was on MTV a cable network which has different criteria from Network tv.

It is not about being gay, it is about prime time on Network (who
needs ratings/money)Okay, it is really about MONEY!!!

Plus people are still talking about Adam today (many days after the performance). He wants to sell his upcoming CDs. IT IS ABOUT MONEY!!!

1792 days ago
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carol    

hysterical. glad i aint gay. the GLAAD PEOPLE NEED TO GET GLAD.NOT HATEFUL. I DONT APPROVE OF THE GAY LIFESTYLE. ESPECIALLY ON PRIME TIME TV. I DONT WATCH IT. GO HAVE A PARADE, THAT IS DISGUSTING ENUFF. i am not shoveing my sexuality down anyone's throat. why is there a need for this on tv. go back to the 50's. our teens and young people are being exposed in a negative way. tis a shame. God bless.

1792 days ago
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Jim    

I don't care about anyone's opinion but mine here. And mine is that I could care less about the kiss. It was the face humping that went too far. If this idiot Lambert wants to do porn, he's in the wrong business. That was not a "performance" as Lambert called it. That was a blatant sex show. If he doesn't know the difference, then he need to go back to school and get the hell off the stage.

1792 days ago
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Cali MJ Fan    

If it only took 1,500 calls/letters to ABC to get them to cancel Ada from appearing on GMA, why not send more complaints that they cancelled him. Then bombard CBS with complaints that they discriminated against him by airing Brit/Madge.

Honestly, if only certain groups can kiss, but not all-- then maybe NO ONE should kiss on TV. All or naught, but not majority selection.

Shakira's dancing was more suggestive than Adam's and multiply the moves and crotch shots by how many dancers she had throughout the audience and stage. CBS/ABC = Hypocrites!

1792 days ago
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proudstraightchristianwoman    

I'm glad that they blurred it. It shouldn't be shown. Do whatever you want behind doors. Don't shove it in my or my children's faces. It's disgusting and nasty. I remember when country had morals. GLADD is a bunch of nasty sinners.

1792 days ago
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carol    

TREAT US LIKE EQUALS.???? FUNNY. I FIRMLY BELIEVE NO SEXUAL SCENES SHOULD BE ON TV. THAT IS MAN/WOMAN/TWO WOMEN/ TWO HOMOS. THERE WAS A NEGATIVE OUTCRY WHEN MADONNA HAD HER GAY KISS. ITS GROSS/ UNACCEPTABLE. GET A GRIP FOLKS. ACT LIKE MATURE ADULTS. THERE IS A TIME AND PLACE FOR SEX. IT AINT ON PRIME TIME TV. DUH.

1792 days ago
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Sad sad    

to pink: If you don't want your kids to watch it be a good parent and change the chanel. It's fairly simple.

1792 days ago
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Sad sad    

proudstraightchristianwoman the thing that's so disgusting and nasty is people like you breeding.

1792 days ago
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Cali MJ Fan    


The Madonna/Britney kiss was on MTV a cable network which has different criteria from Network tv.

Posted at 5:44PM on Nov 25th 2009 by Jane
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Compare this logically.

The original showing of Brit/Madge was primetime on cable.
The orignal showing of Adam was primetime on network.

The second showing of the 2 kisses were BOTH on MORNING NETWORK TV.
Adam's was blurred.
Bri/Madge's was NOT blurred.

That is not a group being 'sensitive' it is flat out discrimination.

1792 days ago
27.

tgurl    

Have any of these people ever thought of the fact that maybe people don't want to see that kind of stuff?? I mean I know I don't want to see it.. most of the rest of the world doesn't want to see two guys kissing either. Why do you think no one has ever done it on television before?! Because no one has ever WANTED to see it!

1792 days ago
28.

judi    

It is a shame when two women can kiss each other but two men can't. Sad....shame on you CBS

1792 days ago
29.

The Doc Is In    

I would like to lodge a complaint that this 2nd place reality show contestant got any airplay at all, blur or not.
He is proving to be nothing more than a balloon boy clone.

"Look at my antics. Aren't you shocked?"

I predict crash n burn just like 90% of the other reality show contestants.

1792 days ago
30.

Alan    

Ohhh GLAAD you god damn hypocrites.
EQUALS!!!..ha!!!

Did you even bother to stand up for those two Hetrosexual people who were rejected in their request for a Commitment Ceremony?

Get this people the reason for them being rejected to have a commitment ceremony was because the WERE NOT GAY!!!!

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