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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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61.

cc    

Lambert is just trying to make up for his lack of talent by including controversial material in his acts. All the homos lap it up. Everyone else takes it for what it's worth - a marginally talented homo begging for attention.

Anyone hear whether Tiger f_cked Lambert?

1778 days ago
62.

kcaseres16    

I don't understand why he gets so much attention, even when he was on Idol..
He can't sing, he just shrieks! Really annoying. Just because he's gay. pshh..

1778 days ago
63.

Sunny    

Truly talented people don't need to shock to entertain regardless of orientation.

1778 days ago
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sayhi2karma    

He needs to drop the so-called singing career and go make butt-pump movies. That will get him the audience he really craves.

1778 days ago
65.

nosy mom    

I don't think its the network who is homophobic, I think its Adam's people who are putting more to the story than needs be. Cuz we all know the more controversial the person, the higher the sales are. ABC has a show right now with a gay couple on, Brothers and Sisters, and believe me they show them kissing all the time. Big deal, get over it. Adam's talented and gay, oooooh, who frickin cares.

1778 days ago
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boobymanz    

Could this website have anymore of a gay agenda? Maybe ABC didn't re-show the gay kiss because they know that most of the sane and normal people here in America don't want to see two flamming homos kiss. You guys at TMZ are really butthurt (gay pun intended) over this flammer getting his raunchy gay ass censored aren't you? His raunchy gay ass got banned from T.V for performing a damn gay club S&M male sex slave routine on national live television with no warning to anyone whatsoever. Even gay people said that his performance was tasteless, disgusting, and totally over the top and that he should keep his freaky sex acts in his bedroom.

1778 days ago
67.

photochick    

I don't care if he was kissing a women....the kiss was disgusting...It looked like he was trying to eat the guys face period that's what's Horrible about the whole thing WHO would want to be molested like that on TV MALE OR FEMALE!!

1778 days ago
68.

al    

TMZ - When are you going to get it? Most people, including most men, that watch TV don't want to see men kissing each other on TV! Men still rule the majority and they would rather see two females kissing than two males.

If everyone started showing guys kissing each other all the time, say goodbye to most of your TV ratings.

It's a fact, get over it!

1778 days ago
69.

al    

TMZ, I am seriously getting mad at you.

Like you really care about all of this Lambert stuff. All you are doing is trying to stir up some controversy and show how uber-liberal you can be.

Get over yourselves and get over Lambert.

1778 days ago
70.

DONNA    

No body cares Adam was kissing a guy. It was the over the top sexual simulated acts of a blow j_b on stage! If Adam doesn't know that is crossing the line he is simply stupid and will never make it. If he does not pull it together and stop whinning if it was girls no body would care then he will have his 15 minutes of fame and then disappear like so many others have. Adam you have a great voice probably better then most musicians out there but don't let that get to your head because this industry as fast as they bring you up they will rip you to shreds. You have a chance to go far don't throw it away by trying to prove something. You have a talent and that's your voice. Learn from the best like Prince. Leave the sex acts for your concerts or for when you earned your way to the top. Your not there yet buddy. Learn that there is a time and place for everything. Trying to perform sexual acts on ABC during an award show is not the smartest place to do it.

1778 days ago
71.

Nance    

He is just DISGUSTING!!!! BARF

1778 days ago
72.

Kim    

Eewwww...yuck! Let's just be honest here....no one (except male homosexuals) want to see two dudes making out. It's disgusting!

1778 days ago
73.

morfin77    

people who can really sing,unlike the Madonna types, do not need to shock to be appreciated.

1778 days ago
74.

Taddy    

Move the f on TMZ! You guys are becoming great at beating dead horses. By pushing this, you are setting back gay rights progress and making your parent company AOL think about selling this property off (trust me I'm in the legal department).

1777 days ago
75.

OhSweetOne    

Hey!!!!! I don't mind seeing it. So some of us saw it. So what??????????? did he do it to you with your mouth covered by his. No so Stop banging your head against a brick wall. He is a talented singer. No wait lets bust bottles of water on a Piano's keys. Geeeeeeee. Cut the bashing and MOVE ON!!!!!!!!! You like his antic's or what he will do next, or you wouldn't view any of the shows or stuff he does. Or go to web sites with stories about him and then post any and all comments. So move on!!!!!!! Yeah I said MOVE ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love ya Adam. So there.

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