Glam rocker Adam Lambert‘s outrageous performance at the American Music Awards prompted over 1500 complaints from viewers to ABC. The network called the complaints a “moderate” response to the sexually charged stage routine. The Parents Television Council, which recently blasted Gossip Girl over their “threesome” episode, loudly denounced Lambert’s antics on stage.
Timothy Winters, president of the PTC, said members of the organization are “outraged” over the show. “They just can’t believe the nature of the content, the explicit nature, and how much graphic content there was.”
Adam Lambert at the AMAs was a whirlwind of sexual suggestiveness and BDSM imagery. Even hardcore fans of Lambert are torn in their response to the performance, which included Lambert leading two dancers on leashes, simulating oral sex on stage and French-kissing a male keyboardist.
Lambert said after the performance, “I had fun, my dancers had fun, the audience that was in the Nokia had fun. Anybody else who was watching it and enjoying it, thank you for being entertained.”
The American Idol runner-up said in an interview before the American Music Awards that he wanted to push the envelope in his performance. “We’ve seen female pop and rock performers do that for the last 10 years,” Lambert said. “They’ve been very provocative, owning their power and sexuality. You just don’t see men doing it very often. And I’m hoping to break down that double standard with this number.”
American Idol chains be gone! Adam Lambert may not have won the American Idol crown, but his performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday showed exactly what that’s a good thing!
We’re doubting that ultra-strict contract forced on AI winners would have allowed anything like the extreme sexuality and BDSM insanity of Adam Lambert on the AMAs Sunday night. The boy shoved a dancer’s head in his crotch! Aggresively french kissed his male keyboard player! Oh, and let’s not forget Lambert leading people around on leashes!
Adam Lambert on the VMAs was a sight to behold, both extravegently shocking and entirely entertaining. We also have to laugh out loud considering juts last week, the editor of Out magazine was bashing Lambert for not being gay enough. Well eat that, Mr. Out editor!
Naturally, there are plenty of folks out there who took offense to Adam Lambert and his overt sexuality on stage. Actually, we do have to agree that it might have been a wee bit out there, especially for a show watched by a hell of a lot of teenies. On the other hand, is there really all the big a difference between Lambert’s psuedo-sex on stage and Janet Jackson’s crotch-grabbing? The West Coast broadcast of the AMAs actually cut out the simulated oral sex, though they did keep the same-sex kiss.
While Lambert’s vocal performanceÂ did suffer due toÂ all the antics going on, it’s hard to deny his appearance on stage at the AMAs was a show-stopper. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out, it’s definately worth a viewing… or two… or three…