Adam Lambert Admits: I Went Too Far

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Can we please, finally move on from Adam Lambert's American Music Awards performance and focus on the great songs off the singer's new album?

A week after admitting he got carried away on stage and probably should have toned down his act, Lambert reiterated similar sentiments on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He told the host and the audience:

"It was maybe a little too far... I look back on it and I go, 'OK, maybe that wasn't the best first impression to make again, the first second impression.' I mean, I had fun up there, I had a good time, my dancers had fun and the band had fun.

"I respect people and feel like people walked away from that feeling disrespected. I would never intend to disrespect anybody. So that was not my intention."

While making those admissions, Adam also stuck to his belief that there's a double standard at play for provocative males versus provocative females

We agree wholeheartedly, as did the talk show host and new American Idol judge. Said DeGeneres:

"My whole thing is I feel like if you're offended by a show of sexuality on stage, then you should be offended by all shows of sexuality. It should be all forms."

Following the taping, Lambert Tweeted to fans that he's gonna tone down his act, humbling himself once more in public and writing:

Goin in a new direction now. Focus back on the music... Don't worry friends: I'm still gonna be me. Always. W/o appologies. Just gonna experiment differently w how I present myself...I'm learning. :)

Let's just hope Adam doesn't get too conversavative now. His flamboyance and his pride in who he is has always been a huge part of the singer's appeal.


Who cares about this homo? He's just making excuses. What a bad example, he belongs in a circus freak show wacking off donkey dicks. He doesn't care about u, he just wants u to make him rich so he can buy more boyfriends and lick their balls.


Although I have no problem with this guy it has to be realised that the gays have accomplished alot in the last 30 years. However that being said the majority of people are still hetrosexuals and as such this type of behavior either from amen or women is not acceptable. Don't shove their ideals down our throats. This country and world is still one where to earn respect you need to show it too. The gays and lesbians need to respect hetrosexuals if the want respect returned. This performance by Adam was disrespectful.


What an awesome voice, the sexual depictions, :( Your up their because of your voice and to entertain.. Is was very disrespectful, keep your sexual orientation offstage at an AMA award show... My kids did not know what to say.but, What is he doing? We tuned out ASAP


Adam Lambert is a model homosexual. Yes, he is flamboyant, but he is not pushing the obnoxious "gay agenda" as so many others are. "To move forward we need to stop segregating ourselves"- Perfectly said, Adam...nowwww please sing better next time...eek.


When it comes to Adam, I can't stop watching or listening. I was shocked by his sexual gestures on AMA but I am really over it. I like what he has had to say about it all and I don't need his apology. I only need his music, his beautiful face and his fun sexy performances. For your entertainment... does it for me!


Sorry, but Ellen is right here. There are so many sexual things on TV and Adam's AMA performance was no different. Why are parents letting their kids watch the AMA's anyway? Do these kids buy Lady GAGA CD's or what? Do kids buy Eminem CD's? The whole thing about kids watching the AMA's is ridiculous and unbelievable. Eminem was so much worse talking about rape--that if America wants to be in an uproar it should be about that and not Adam Lambert. I'd rather watch Adam Lambert perform any day over Eminem. The bleeping that was going on should be a clue to the disgusting lyrics of his. Adam's songs on his new CD have NO suggestive lyrics or criminal rape suggestions! They are beautifully done and at least he can sing. Eminem is not talented he is just crude and trashy.


I am so sick of hearing people make remarks about Adam's performance as being no more provocative than other performers....that is BS. It isn't the kissing of the man that people have a problem with but the way he simulated oral sex (a BJ) and the way he acted like he was fingering that girl on the pole....I for one, and everyone else I have talked to thought it was disgusting...and I was a fan up until he did that, it was gross and nasty...he is just seeing how far he can go and trying to push people's buttons, and it did push a lot of buttons. He's gay, and gay's kiss, but it is the other things he did that were so disturbing, he should keep those things private, and not in front of millions of people. No wonder he didn't do it during rehearsal, he knew ABC would not allow it!!!! Whew, now I feel better.


lilyx, yes maybe a little bit but it was acceptable for the whole family to watch. i agree with guest and jamie35. Truly good singers don't need all of the hoopla and drama to sell music. I will admit I wasn't a fan of Adam's singing but I did enjoy his personality and he was a nice guy. I am a bit turned off when someone becomes famous then has to use their agenda to make a statement. He seems to keep calling what he did "entertainment" and that if a woman did it it would be different, or because he's gay, blah blah blah. Why can't singers just sing songs anymore? Why are people's sexual preferences, morals, etc. brought into their performance?? WHy do we always have to be subjected to these styles too? Pushing it in our faces constantly? Even Beyonce is a good singer but she constantly has to dance and act disgustingly sexual when she performs. I guess I miss the old days when it was more about the song than the performance.


What a puss! If you are going to be provocative at least stay in character. If you are a true artist then you apologize for nothing. This guy is a true dillweed.


TO guest: Do you really think there were no displays of sexuality in Adam's performances on Idol.. did you see Ring Of Fire? Of course it was nothing like the AMA performance, but I feel many of Adam's performances on Idol were filled with sexuality. Hiding and stifling Adam's sexuality would be a detriment to the great performer he is. He needs to keep it a little less provocative for a broader audience, but always stay true to himself. Oh and great article THG! Thank you :)


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