Adam Lambert’s Redemption Song Rocks The Early Show

GLAMBERT: Adam Lambert’s Big Week continues! After his American Music Awards performance (which scandalized the virginal eyeballs of 14 million people who are much more used to being vocally slaughtered with hateful words than visually assaulted by the dangers of male-on-male sexuality), 1,500 entire people complained to ABC and Adam lost his spot on Good Morning America the next morning. (1,500: 14 million is approximately equal to the ratio of Ilene Chaiken defenders to supporters on an L Word recap, and you don’t see us censoring the Death of Dana).

This morning Adam redeemed himself this morning by Jesus at The Early Show, where not only did he provide an incredible vocal performance sans-beejers (and sans incredibly high-energy coreography for a dude who’s never claimed to be a dancer) but he brought his Mom! See, he has a Mom you guys and Elvis hair! Hawt! You know who else had a Mom? Jesus. He didn’t have a Dad though, ’cause lesbian moms make better parents. JUST KIDDING!

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Adam performs “What Do You Want From Me” (What do I want? BJ!!!) — check out Mom at the end!

Here he explains that he’s a performer, not a babysitter, so you’ll need to find a new one for Friday night, I’d like to suggest Intern Nicole:

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Just uh .. one little thing? CBS blurred out Adam’s gay kiss during their replay on The Early Show but displayed a still photo of Madonna and Britney’s smooch. Listen up guys, stop saying lesbian kisses are okay for TV but gay kisses aren’t, that’s not true and it’s misleading. ACCORDING TO AMERICA, LESBIAN KISSES AREN’T OKAY FOR TV EITHER. What’s okay are straight (or closeted) girls kissing each other.lesbianlead

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  1. “1,500: 14 million is approximately equal to the ratio of Ilene Chaiken defenders to supporters on an L Word recap, and you don’t see us censoring the Death of Dana.”
    so true and also, LOL.

    • This is exactly the same thing I was going to say. Seriously, word for word. Instead I’ll talk about something else: Adam DOES have Elvis hair!

  2. “Listen up guys, stop saying lesbian kisses are okay but gay kisses aren’t. LESBIAN KISSES AREN’T OKAY. What’s okay are straight (or closeted) girls kissing each other.” Word.

    Are straight men really the target audience for EVERYTHING? Really?

    • actually, I don’t think it’s related to straight men being the target audience. It’s just America’s squeamishness about actual gay sex in general. People don’t want to see what we do in the bedroom on a stage, because that makes them feel weird, and it makes them feel left out. They want to see lesbian sex as performance by straight women, or in more liberal broadcasts they can handle it between two lesbian/bi women who conform to traditional notions of “femininity.” But man-on-man sex is very subversive, as is female masculinity.

    • I kinda get your point about straight men. As in, straight guys think lesbianism is “hot” but also would like a chance to get with those girls. So it’s better if there are two straight women kissing for men’s pleasure. Most straight men want absolutely nothing to do with gay male sexuality, as I hear it is “contagious.” But I think Riese is right that it’s just general homophobia in this case.

  3. hahah I clearly only skimmed this over earlier. . because I just noticed the babysitting comment. Thanks a bunch haha.

    also I’ve heard several times so far that ABC gets more complaints about dancing with the stars on a regular basis than they did about Adam’s performance. so there is that.

  4. Okay, the blurring out of the kiss pisses me the fuck off. The oral sex simulation? Sure. That was raunchy. But the kiss? They wouldn’t blur out a heterosexual kiss or even a kiss between two women. So umm where can I file MY complaint about THAT?

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