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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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31.

kay    

this is sp annoying leave Adam alone.. my god.. who cares what happend i was fine with it so was alot of OTHER people... this is only going so crazy because hes gay... people get over it.. its his life and he choose it.. why is it a big deal.. and the AMAs should be in the wrong for what happened if they didnt want that to happen they seen his rehersals they knew what was going to happen.. so if they didnt like it they should of done something then.. and the AMA producers ask the performers to be on the shows, not the performers asking them.. so get over it.. no one cared what britney and madonna did there just as bad

PEOPLE GET OVER IT AND MOVE ON

1611 days ago
32.

DingDong DingDong    

It's not OK for men or women.These people are nothing but trash, just plain ol queers. Their life style will never be accepted by society as nothing but what they are. Lost souls. They need to enjoy it while on earth because they won’t like where they are going.

Pray for them.

1611 days ago
33.

The Doc Is In    

GLAAD is complaining about double standards?
What double standards is that? A homo with his tongue down another guy's throat vs two heteros who share a peck?

Get real
There is no double standard here. we aren't talking about a simple kiss comparison.

1611 days ago
34.

GGG    

Keep the gay kisses and body talk in the bedroom. I pay to listen to good music, not be offended by blaitent sexual stupidity

1611 days ago
35.

Tami    

Wah wah wah. I don't want to see Madonna & Britney OR Adam Lambert and whoever kissing, okay? But just quit the whining.

1611 days ago
36.

billybrown00    

Dude, no one wants to see 2 homos kissing. If it's 2 girls that's different because women are hot. Sorry, I'm not going to be PC about it. I've got no problem with the gays, I just don't want to see 2 guys making out. That's just too gnarly.

1611 days ago
37.

Cricket    

I would think GLAAD would be appalled at what Adam did. I think he is a bad example of a gay man and actions like his give them a bad reputation.

1611 days ago
38.

blahblahblah    

Seriously? Get off your soapboxes!! No one gives a rats a$$ about the kiss!!! Its the oral sex and the pulling of the females leotard (crotch) that was over the limit, which it would have the same reaction no matter if it was a gay person, straight person, or an f-ing alien!

Scratch you a$$ and get GLAAD...just looking for a soapbox to stand on!!! I could care less what anyone does in their bedroom. I won't stick your face in my crotch, and I don't want to see anyone do it to anyone else. If I do, I'll rent a porn video! STFU about it being a gay thing! ITS NOT!

1611 days ago
39.

Laura    

I am in total agreement with #16. Just go away. Who cares what GLAAD things. They are NOT mainstream USA.

1611 days ago
40.

Laura    

Typo---who care what GLAAD thinks*

1611 days ago
41.

Laura    

Typo---who care what GLAAD thinks*

1611 days ago
42.

Mary    

"Threat us like equals" Your "group" is not equal. Your "group" lifestyle is gross, disgusting, immoral on all levels known and most of you are mortal sin physically ugly. You are nowhere close to being equal to what God made. ABC should have been fined a zillon dollars for ever letting that creep on the show.

Keep pushing. The backlash is coming. You'll all be sent back to the closet.

1611 days ago
43.

RobRod    

Hey GLAAD. You can kiss my ASS!!!! Equal. More like Abnormal. What you represent is totally disgusting & immoral. Doesn't take much to see that.I'm holding back so much more.

1611 days ago
44.

dugh    

GLAAD can go to hell as far as I care, stop the bull with "or poor us" get used to it, you are 2nd class and alwyas will be.

1611 days ago
45.

retardation of society    

1) Adam Lambert has no talent and needs to get over himself. all he does is scream and there are way more talented screamers in music other there then him. his only claim to fame is that he's an openly gay singer from american idol.
2) CBS can blur whatever they want. when you have your own station then you can show 2 guys making out. the reason the "controvesial kiss" , and i used the term contreversial very loosly, is because it was on MTV a cable company.
3) i have no problem with gays what so ever, but GLADD shut up!!

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