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Why ABC Kissed Off Adam Lambert

12/10/2009 4:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

ABC says there is not even a trace of homophobia in the network's decision to 86 the Adam Lambert kiss from the Barbara Walters special last night.



The network says, "It was an editorial decision to show very little from the performance and focus on the fresh, new interview with Adam Lambert."

Interesting, because the "fresh new interview" was all about "the kiss."

ABC went on to explain its decision to show girl-on-girl by saying, "The Lady Gaga kiss was used quickly in context of things that upset her father."

So why not a quick peck from Lambert then?

The network goes on, "ABC never had a problem showing the kiss, In fact we did not edit it out of the west coast feed of the AMAs."

No, instead they banned Adam from "Good Morning America" the next day.

And finally, ABC says, "The network has a solid record of showing gay men and women in primetime which is why GLAAD has given ABC top honors for the positive portrayal of gays and lesbians for the past several years."

Translation: "Some of my best friends are gay."

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1.

Dude    

Why are you people focusing on the kiss? That wasn't even the most objectionable part of the performance. How about him grinding a dancers face into his crouch? That is not made for TV no matter what the gender of the people in question are.

1726 days ago
2.

Jen    

Good for ABC. Lambert us an assclown. Little bitch.

1726 days ago
3.

tim    

hey homo tmz.just because yall get off on seeing men kiss dont mean the nation does.geez enough already.

1726 days ago
4.

KO1    

I'm GLAD they didn't show that crap! Hell they could have cut the so called performance all together! Punk MF

1726 days ago
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the end of the day    

Can we all be DONE with him, already?? This fame-whore does not deserve the attention he is getting from this. ADAM GLAMBERT--please take your show on the road and LEAVE.

1726 days ago
6.

Fred    

As far as I can tell, the only 'talent" this hack has to speak of, is singing off key, wriggling his tongue like a snake on every other note, and dry-humping all the so-called straight dudes in his back-up band (sorry, but if the dude he kissed really was straight, Adam would probably still be on the AMA stage searching for his missing teeth. At least that's what I would have done if he jammed his filthy mouth onto mine uninvited. There are other band gigs that don't require selling out your heterosexuality). Like vampires, gays make sport of trying to turn straight dudes and that dude allowed Adam to turn him on national TV. However, he went along with it WAYYYY too willingly. Methinks he might have had a little sugar in his tank already.

1726 days ago
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Lisa    

It's discusting!!!! I don't want to see it and don't know anybody who does... He can keep his sinful ways to him self... Why go around tryin to stick it in everybodys face?

1726 days ago
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Zach Swan    

Puhleeze. Gay people make up 2 or 3 percent of the population and not all of them even want to see the kiss, so who the heck cares about showing something that 98% of the population doesn't want to see? Gossip bloggers, evidently.

1726 days ago
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myt23    

Who cares if they didn't show the lambert kiss? move on already. All those people were offended when they saw it. Of course, they aren't going to show it.

1726 days ago
10.

pink floyd    

burn in hell fudge packer.

1726 days ago
11.

danica    

Why does every article ignore the fact that this FREAK grinded a man's head into his crotch as entertainment. This fool's 15 minutes is up. He needs to go away with his no-talent self. Get some more training so you won't have to use gimmicks to get attention!

1726 days ago
12.

Artrina    

AL did his performance for it's shock value and to hide the fact that he can't sing. Raging hormones from any sex belong on pay TV, NOT on free TV or basic cable. AL's 10 min of fame will be over soon. And the AL inconsistencies ABC has on when to show AL's stunts are just PART of the reason the networks rating are sinking lower and lower each day.

1726 days ago
13.

park    

TMZ...give it a rest already.

1726 days ago
14.

wade    

.. how often do we see gay kissing on TV? .. when you compare it to the number of times we see straight kissing on air, it's really not that often .. certainly not often enough for ignorant bigots to complain about ..

1726 days ago
15.

HKS    

Adam Lamberts performance was absolutely DISGUSTING!!!! That is why he was banned, What an embarrasment he is!!!!

1726 days ago
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