Adam Lambert is unrepentant about his sexually-charged performance at the American Music Awards, despite being dropped from today’s edition of Good Morning America.
The glam rocker said on The Early Show today that his lewd moves wouldn’t have caused such a ruckus if he hadn’t been openly gay.
“I admit I did get carried away, but I don’t see anything wrong with it,” he declared on the CBS show. “I do see how people got offended and that was not my intention. My intention was to interpret the lyrics of my song and have a good time with it.”
The American Idol runner-up ruffled feathers after he kissed a male keyboard player and had a dancer simulate oral sex on him while performing his song “For Your Entertainment”.
ABC received so many complaints about the performance that the network’s morning show, GMA canceled Adam’s scheduled appearance on its Nov. 25 show.
Adam, 27, noted that Lady Gaga smashed whiskey bottles during her performance, Eminem rapped about rape and Janet Jackson briefly groped a male dancer.
“Janet Jackson, crotch grab,” he said. “I haven’t heard one peep about that.”
He said “if it had been a female pop performer doing [those] moves that were on the stage, I don’t think there would be nearly as much of an outrage.”
And offered a chance to apologize, he declined saying he said he didn’t consider that there may have been children watching because his American Music Awards performance came at nearly 11 p.m., way after most kids’ bedtime.
“I think it’s up to the parents to discern what their child’s watching on television,” he said. “I’m not a baby sitter. I’m a performer.”
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