It doesn't take much to realize that Adam Lambert is being unfairly singled out by ABC.
The network has now canceled appearances by the artist on two separate occasions, following an American Music Awards performance that was racy and controversial, sure; but not worthy of such an extended punishment.
In fact, our loyal readers have directed us to a 2004 clip of Pink at the Billboard Music Awards.
During her rendition of "God is a DJ" below, the singer crosses herself, grinds against the set throughout and thrusts a dancer's face into her crotch... the same exact move that has landed Lambert in such hot water.
Was there any sort of backlash against Pink? No. Did any network bar her from appearing on it? Not even close.
Lambert also got into trouble for kissing a male musician during his performance of "For Your Entertainment."
But as numerous outlets have pointed out since, Britney and Madonna's kiss in 2003 has been replayed for years, not censored immediately.
We know what many critics will say: they simply don't wanna see two men kissing on stage. They find it disgusting. Anyone is entitled to that opinion, but let us ask this in response:
Would you have been equally appalled if Susan Boyle and Billy Joel made out in public? The thought of elderly, overweight members of the opposite sex going at it isn't exactly appealing. But we doubt viewers or networks would react to such antics in this sort of negative matter.
Lambert's situation is an example of homophobia, plain and simple. Do you agree? Leave a comment with your thoughts and answer the following question:
When it comes to Adam Lambert, do you think there's a double standard at work?