Adam Lambert performed the last performance of The 2009 American Music Awards. He was to perform a song from his soon to be released album. Ignore the fact that he got more hype than the actual winner of American Idol (Lambert was runner up). Viewers anxiously awaited what his performance was going to entail. View for yourself on Perez Hilton’s blog. The video is soon to be pulled though since ABC is trying it’s best to get the uncensored versions offline. So what did Lambert do to cause such a stir? Three Things: 1) he pushed another man’s head into his crotch and rubbed it around 2) he kissed another man for a good 10 seconds, if not more 3) he flipped off the audience 4) he grabbed his crotch. Ok, I understand a few of these things have happened before, crotch grabbing happens daily in our society, but the rubbing another mans head in his crotch? The shock value of this performance was too much, and producers censored it for the West Coast. He was not the only person censored Jennifer Lopez fell during her performance and it was edited out. To add insult to injury? Lambert fell, and his fall was kept in the show! So what does Adam Lambert think of the editing? As you can expect he is not too pleased.
“There’s a big double standard, female pop artists have been doing things provocative like that for years, and the fact that I’m a male, and I’ll be edited and discriminated against could be a problem.”
“People are scared and it’s really sad, I just wish people could open their minds up and enjoy things, it’s all for a laugh, it’s really not that big of a deal.”
Apparently his performance has caused ABC to receive over 15oo complaints. Well The Twitterverse has also exploded. People praising Lambert or saying he went to far, so many comments are still swirling. He has been a trending topic since it happened, and in the 20 minutes it has taken me to think up and write this post 2000 more tweets have been posted about him. I think he succeeded in causing a buzz surrounding his name.