Adam Lambert’s performance on American Music Awards draws complaintsBy AP
Monday, November 23, 2009
ABC says it has received complaints on Lambert
NEW YORK — ABC says more than 1,500 people have called to complain about Adam Lambert’s sexually charged performance at the American Music Awards.
The network characterized the response as “moderate.” Before his performance, Lambert said that he wanted to break down a double standard that existed where female performers are often sexually provocative while men don’t do it that often.
There were also hostile comments online about the “American Idol” glam rocker who sang his new song “For Your Entertainment” on Sunday’s show with an elaborate, S&M-themed production. Lambert fondled a dancer, led another around on a leash, had a dancer briefly stick his head in Lambert’s crotch and kissed a man.
ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.
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