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CBS Explains Reason For Censoring Adam Lambert’s Kiss

November 28, 2009 09:00 AM by Britteny Elrick


When Adam Lambert’s AMA performance scared off Good Morning America, he ended up stopping by CBS’s Early Show instead to chit chat about all the controversy. But unfortunately, that little interview stirred the pot even more when the network showed a clip of on-stage kisses and blurred Adam’s out. Guess which stars they didn’t blur out?

Madonna and Britney Spears. Remember the awkward kiss heard round the world? So this raised a few questions as to why the network was okay with that kiss and not Adam’s boy-on-boy kiss?

A CBS representative responded with this statement: “We gave this some real thought. The Madonna image is very familiar and has appeared countless times including many times on morning television. The Adam Lambert image is a subject of great current controversy, has not been nearly as widely disseminated, and for all we know, may still lead to legal consequences.”

Jarrett Barrios, President of GLAAD, remarked that this was a typical case of double standards in regard to gay male performers. “I would have hoped that CBS would provide the same treatment for images of gay and lesbian people and not create an unfair double standard that treats our community differently.”

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One Response to “CBS Explains Reason For Censoring Adam Lambert’s Kiss”

  1. Paulene Hinds Says:
    November 29th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    That is the grossest kiss I have ever seen…couldn’t he have been more gentle and passionate?


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