Adam Lambert was honored by Barbara Walters this week as one of the most Fascinating People of 2009.
However, during the special, ABC special did NOT air a clip of the same-sex kiss that took place between the singer and his keyboard player at this year’s AMAs.
Said the network in its defense: “It was an editorial decision to show very little from the performance and focus on the fresh, new interview with Adam Lambert.”
Hmmm… sounds fishy for two reasons:
- The interview largely focused on the kiss.
- The network did show Lady GaGa kissing a woman during an interview with that superstar, saying of the difference: “The Lady Gaga kiss was used quickly in context of things that upset her father.”
“The network has a solid record of showing gay men and women in primetime, which is why GLAAD has given ABC top honors for the positive portrayal of gays and lesbians for the past several years.”
That may be true, but Lambert fans can’t get over the double standard applied to this burgeoning star. Will ABC’s statements satisfy his rabid fan base? If you’re included in it, you tell us!