The fuss over Adam Lambert’s sexy American Music Awards performance continues!
This morning, CBS censored Lambert’s same-sex kiss when it reaired a clip of the performance. Moments later, CBS showed Madonna and Britney’s kiss from the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards — uncensored.
Watch the blatant homophobia for yourself: the clips are around the 1:00 and 1:30 mark.
During the interview, the CBS host tried to downplay the anti-gay tone of the debate, saying, “I don’t think people have said
specifically that the fact that you’re gay or that you were kissing a guy…"
To which Lambert quickly pointed out, “Oh, I think some people were upset that I
kissed a guy!” And he’s totally right — CBS wasn’t even willing to replay the same-sex kiss. Shame!
UPDATE: The LATimes.com asked CBS about the censorship of the Lambert kiss. Here’s their gutless response: “We gave this some real thought. The Madonna image is very familiar
and has appeared countless times, including many times on morning
television. The Adam Lambert image is a subject of great current
controversy, has not been nearly as widely disseminated and, for all we
know, may still lead to legal consequences."