CBS responds to criticism over blurring of Adam Lambert’s kiss on ‘The Early Show’
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Does Adam Lambert have it right?
This morning, during his appearance on ‘The Early Show,’ Lambert said he believed the furor over his sexually charged American Music Awards performance on Sunday was due to the fact that he’s a gay male. He pointed out that Janet Jackson, for example, who opened the telecast, grabbed the crotch of a male dancer and no one had even mentioned that.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton expressed his disgust over the ‘double standard’ in a post this morning and asked why CBS’ ‘The Early Show’ blurred the image of Lambert kissing one of his band members but showed Madonna’s famous 2007 kiss with Britney Spears at the Video Music Awards.
We thought it was a valid question, and we took it to CBS.
A CBS representative responded: ‘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.’
What do you think?
-- Maria Elena Fernandez