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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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brian    

They are homos and should be arrested

1707 days ago
47.

Taddy    

TMZ is starting to become a pulpit for Harvey Levin's personal interests.

1707 days ago
48.

Beau    

Cali MJ Fan,

Honey, the networks are there to make money more than even entertaining people...It is about the sponsors,viewership, which equals money. So there are times set for (what used to be called the family hour (no sex of any sort or adult themes)) 7pm to 10 pm (or around that time) where the Networks are pulling the most audience of the night, as possible for...MONEY!!!!. Its business not personal.

Simulcasting oral sex then being questioned about it or having kisses blurred in the morning hours of tv viewing is not discrimination. Adam Lambert is not being stopped from making money or doing what he wants. Now a days when something happens the first thing everyone yells is discrimination, homophobia, or racism. It is a bit frightening (by the way I am black chick).

and on GLAAD...No Organizations (Gay or otherwise) has the right to tell a company what to do...but in today's world organizations call companies racist or homophobic to force their hand and that scare them into doing what the particular organization wants.

1707 days ago
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carol    

wait, this "dude"'s c.d. cover has a picture that makes him look like a woman??????? is that was a gay guy is???? a wanna be woman??????? eye liner makeup????? sounds more confused to me. so he is trying to make himself more attractive to men by looking like a woman???? whew. glad i was raised in the 1950's. Dear God , Sweet Mother of God.

1707 days ago
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Linda    

I cant believe what Adam said on GMA that he is not a babysitter but a artist. All he saying is he dont care about or kids and what parents think.Forget about the kids what about the adults .we dont want to watch this garbage. He just opening himself for a tabliod nightmare. Who cares if he gay. I personaly dont think its right. I dont think people are going to go for his freaky performances. He was really good on american idol what happened.

1707 days ago
51.

camobotts    

It has nothing to do with male or female, gay or lesbian kissing. What I find totally disgusting was the oral sex perfomance on national television. Doesn't matter if it's guy on guy or girl on girl or guy on girl,save that sh-t for porn or movie chanels so we can make certain our children can't see it. We know they are going to be exposed to that stuff sooner or later but I prefer later, when they are older than 3 and 6.....please people, lets keep our children inocent and pure as long as we can. We relize it's 2009 and gay/lesbians are here, and by all acounts we love you, but not when your being vulgar and extreme!

1707 days ago
52.

Kim    

Why do special interest groups have to continually push their B.S. down people's throats. We don't want to see that and no matter how hard they push, the majority will NEVER want to see that! It's more than distasteful.

1707 days ago
53.

squeakermama    

Gay, straight, black or white we should all have standards.

1707 days ago
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SERIOUSLY!!!    

I'm sorry, but I don't like watching someone perform 'simulated' oral sex on a very public stage during an awards program and I don't give a damn WHAT their sexual preference might be! It would have been offensive if it had been a male/female ... female/female or as the situation was ... male/male.

1707 days ago
55.

gary    

I completely agree with GLAAD's take on this issue!

1707 days ago
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keishalee98    

THANK YOU CBS AND ABC. DO NOT WANT MY CHILD OR ANYBODY ELSE'S CHILD OR MYSELF TO SEE THIS OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT'S INAPPROPRIATE ON TV OR ANYWHERE ELSE. HOPE THE REST OF THE NETWORKS WILL DO THE SAME BUT PROBABLY NOT. PLEASE DO NOT SHOW BRITNEY AND MADONNA AGAIN THAT WAS INAPPROPRIATE TOO.

1707 days ago
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marco italy    

Do u know what?? u dnt like adam kissing another man!!! to bad!!! poor people the future will be a scary place for you. in these world there will be more and more proud gays, not because their numbers suddendely s increasing but because the new generations, thank also to people like adam lambert, are less scared and proud to be what they are. So i m so sorry but u wont like what america and europe will be in the next 20 years. u talk about ur kids watching well ur kids could be gay and seeing adam kissing another man and be a famous and successfull artist admired by millions could give that extra courage to them to be themselves and happy without feeling like frisks and isolated. so adam could make ur child happy. u stupid bigots!!!!

1707 days ago
58.

tam    

All this means is... next time... everyone needs to ban him... not just ABC. :-)

1707 days ago
59.

piano    

its called community standards folks-- and they are adhearing to it---the MAJORITY of the AMERICAN COMMUNITY does not think homosexual behavior is normal sexual behavior, nor do they believe its inborn/unchangeable.

1707 days ago
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David    

Dear Christians,

I am a gay protestant that knows and reads the bible, please remember these verses a few line down from the one that you interpret in Leviticus to hate and discriminate against millions of us.

keep my decrees.
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" 'Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed.
" 'Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material. I am starting a hate group to keep you out of church for wearing polyester and rayon blends.

Your Enemy in Christ, Dave the Anglican

1707 days ago
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