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Barbara Walters Refuses to Run Gay Kiss

12/10/2009 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Adam Lambert was featured on Barbara Walters' "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009" special on ABC last night -- but the most fascinating part, Babs refused to air footage of Lambert's infamous man-on-man kiss.

Adam Lambert & Barbara Walters: Click to watch
Walters didn't shy away from the issue on the ep, making several references to it -- but ultimately explaining how Adam "turned the music industry inside out doing things we won't show you here."

FYI, Babs decided to air a "straight" lip-lock featuring Jon and Kate Gosselin.

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46.

Jodi    

I like Adam, but he cannot justify his performance (It was gross). He can't say that its just like 2 girls because he didn't just kiss a guy, he was doing disgusting things along with that kiss. And it wasn't like britney didnt get a few rude comments too.

1686 days ago
47.

tim    

tmz loves homo's.that is all

1686 days ago
48.

Marguerite    

I would venture to say that Barbara Walters had less to do with omitting the gay kiss than the network did. After all, ABC would rather have a woman beater on their morning news show than a homosexual man. How nice that ABC gets away with promoting their lame show by having Adam Lambert on their show, then refuse to broadcast the act that got him included in the first place.

And by the way, I am more offended by the homophobic rants by these posters than anything Adam Lambert did on the AMAs. It's hard for me to believe that people are still spouting this crap in public.

1686 days ago
49.

Rocco and David    

99.9% of American literally blew chunks immediately following Adams Kiss with - what's his name?

1686 days ago
50.

NORMA D    

DONT KNOW WHY EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE SO "COOL" AND PRETEND BEING GAY IS NORMAL. ITS NOT. AND TO BE PERFECTLY HONEST ITS PRETTY DISGUSTING. I HAVE GAY FRIENDS BUT THEY DONT TALK ABOUT THEIR SEX LIVES AND NEITHER DO MY STRAIGHT FRIENDS.WHY DO ENTERTAINERS FEEL THEY HAVE TO SHOCK PEOPLE TO ENTERTAIN? WHY CANT WE JUST ALL HAVE GOOD, CLEAN ENTERTAINMENT WITHOUT RESORTING TO OUTLANDISH BEHAVIOR?

1686 days ago
51.

PolarBear    

Is there a difference between the meanings of the words "gay" and "psychotic"? Often with the attention seekers there doesn't seem to be much difference. Adam's issue isn't whether he's gay or not, his issue is whether he's mentally deranged or not, and everything indicates he's way off balance. No wonder Babwa Wawa doesn't want anything to do with him, she's got the View to take care of. What!? Well, have a laugh.

1686 days ago
52.

mary    

barbara has no room to talk about anyone after all she had an affair with a married man the only difference is she didn't get caught. when you go around talking about others stop and think about what you have done. if you cheat once or 12 times your still a cheater.

1686 days ago
53.

Linda JTI 10    

HEAR YE, HEAR YE...

The "majority" of society (which is over 87% of us) prefer (yes "prefer") NOT to have the visions of same sex parties making out... and being thrown in our faces. We all have rights? Yes. Too each his own? Yes. But the bottom line is think about the kids... (your kids) and the kind of world that we are allowing a few select persons to have control over what's okay and what isn't.

They want respect? Then give respect ~ not only to yourself especially, but to others.

The media gets away with too much crap. Period.

Linda in Alaska!

1686 days ago
54.

pua    

Regardless of Barbara Walters Or Adam Lambert, he just isn't all that and will not even end up at the mall performing, just like the rest of them that come from that show, add the fact that he is militantly gay and bent on proving it or showing it, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that his career will be limited.

I neither condone, nor reject, I just state the fact that there are much higher percentage of straight people in America as opposed to gay and their money speaks louder..much louder.

1686 days ago
55.

rose    

People keep saying that Adam has no talent because he chose to do a shocking performance -- but if you take the time to visit YouTube and listen to many of his past performances in all sorts of genres, you will see he has talent aplenty. Last night he performed the national anthem at a Steven Spielberg/ADL event a capella, and received a standing ovation. He has been performing his new single, "Whataya Want From Me," live on various TV shows (such as the View, Ellen, Letterman) -- I dare you to say he has no talent after listening to these clips. Or check out some of the beautiful ballads on his new CD for more proof of his talent. My beef with his AMA performance is that people who aren't familiar with him will assume he can't sing and needed to shock instead. I wish he had chosen a different song and performed it differently, but you can't unring the bell ... so how about moving on instead? Give Adam a chance.

1686 days ago
56.

tom baker    

Lambert was kissing a straight guy. A gay guy forcing himself on a straight guy. Yippee. When Adam poops in the middle of the floor his fans seem to think its cute too.

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