Adam Lambert Axed From ‘Good Morning America’
If nothing else, Adam Lambert has pretty much guaranteed that no one is talking about Kris Allen this week. After his simulated sex extravaganza on ABC’s broadcast of the American Music Awards, the American Idol runner-up has been officially un-invited from a planned appearance on the network’s Good Morning America program tomorrow.
“Given his controversial live performance on the AMAs, we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning,” an ABC spokesperson told Rolling Stone, confirming the cancellation. That move followed reports that the Walt Disney Co.-owned network had received some 1,500 complaints about Glambert’s S&M-lite-themed performance. (Hey, ABC—cowboy up, we get that many every day.)
Meanwhile, in the wee hours after Sunday’s performance, Lambert posted the following to his Twitter: “All hail freedom of expression and artistic integrity.”
The glam bad boy has yet to tweet away on this latest controversy, but will undoubtedly weigh in on the matter when he shows up for a hastily-scheduled appearance on CBS’s Early Show tomorrow morning (he’s also now scheduled to perform on CBS’s Late Show With David Letterman). In the meantime, he told Ryan Seacrest, “It’s too bad, I think there were a lot of fans who were excited to come see me. They probably had a lot of pressure coming at them from certain people who weren’t happy about it. I respect their decision—I don’t necessarily agree with it, but they need to do what they need to do.”