Kicked off of ABC’s entire network for, uh, doing things pop stars do, Adam Lambert showed up this morning on CBS’s The Early Show. We’re expecting a ratings bonanza for Good Morning America‘s competitor, given all the snowballing controversy.
In a pre-screened mini Q&A session, not even the girl on the webcam was willing to prompt Lambert to reveal his thoughts.
(We’re very busy people! So we’ve only seen parts of his appearance this morning. They didn’t talk about ABC, did they?) But the anchors did.
The bigger story, of course, is that despite welcoming Lambert on the network, CBS was just as scared of same-sex smooching during daytime. While discussing the AMA performance, they opted to blur out Lambert’s smooch, and leave uncensored a clip of Madonna and Britney kissing during the same segment. And CBS is standing by its double standard decision: “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.”
Legal consequences? What a cop out. Simply because we’ve seen the Madonna and Britney kiss so often, now it’s okay to air? But because Lambert’s kiss is still new, it’s still controversial? The entire premise is ridiculous.
Us? We’re just pissed he missed out on hanging with all of GMA‘s ‘mos.