ABC has cancelled two more appearances by glam rocker Adam Lambert in the wake of his controversial, sexually-charged American Music Awards performance. ABC previously uninvited Lambert from a Good Morning America appearance just after the AMAs.
Lambert had been scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Dec. 17 and on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. ABC reportedly informed Lambert he was no longer welcome at either gig.
“Yes, sadly friends, ABC has canceled my appearance on Kimmel and NYE. (Don’t blame them. It’s the FCC heat),” Lambert posted on his Twitter feed about the cancellations.
Actually, the FCC does not monitor network programming after 10 PM. Adam Lambert’s AMA performance aired well after the cut off time. So basically, ABC doesn’t have the FCC to blame for their censure one bit.
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In a press statement, ABC would only say the network “decided not to move forward” with the bookings at this time.
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