Dick Clark Productions

November 24, 2009 by  

amalambertAdam Lambert isn’t just generating controversy for the quality of his American Music Awards performance on Sunday night; he is also drawing out comments from gay and lesbian advocacy groups who claim ABC and Dick Clark Productions’ decision to censor the “American Idol” runner-up’s dance moves on the west coast feed was due to there being a pre-existing “double standard.” Adam at one point thrust a man’s head close to his crotch while performing single “For Your Entertainment.”

After the performance, gay rights publication The Advocate gave a statement to Radar Online:

“In his first major television performance outside ‘American Idol,’ Adam Lambert delivered the sexually charged number we expected from him last night on the AMAs. It was reminiscent of other envelope-pushing performances by provocative artists like Madonna and Janet Jackson. It’s unfortunate that ABC and Dick Clark Productions censored the performance for west coast audiences highlighting the double standard that still exists for gay entertainers.”

ABC, meanwhile, took a more innocent stance on the issue, claiming that “due to the live nature of the show [they] did not expect the impromptu moment in question.”

Adam Lambert has already mentioned publicly that he does not want his homosexuality to define his musical career. He recently was embroiled in some controversy with Out Magazine after failing to fully support their agenda as a gay man.

Did you think that Lambert’s AMA performance was too risque for TV? Let me know your thoughts with a comment below and stay tuned for more “American Idol” news.

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