Adam Lambert // CBS' "The Early Show"

Pop singer Adam Lambert hit up CBS’ hit morning series “The Early Show” Wednesday (Nov 25) in New York City to talk about his new album, For Your Entertainment, and his highly controversial performance at Sunday’s American Music Awards.

He was supposed to appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” but the American Idol season 8 runner up’s appearance was pulled after Sunday night’s performance, which has been one of the most talked about incidents throughout the past week or so. But some people are heated that ABC will still go on with their Chris Brown episode after they canceled Adam’s.

Brown will do a taped tell-all with Robin Roberts, followed by a performance of songs from his new album. But TV insiders say the appearance, slated to air the week after next, has outraged feminists and gay activists who wonder why a convicted girlfriend abuser is more palatable to the network than an openly gay man who broke no laws with his raunchy performance on the “American Music Awards.”

An ABC source said, “The network is giving a mixed message — that it doesn’t trust someone who shocked with an unpredictable show and a gay kiss, but then it is happy to go ahead with Chris Brown, who was convicted of felony assault.” ABC News has insisted that Lambert’s sexual orientation did not play a role in its decision to pull the plug on his “GMA” appearance this week.

ABC insiders said they ruled the “American Idol” star’s sexed-up shenanigans on Sunday’s awards show — which included him groping a female dancer, kissing a male musician and shoving a male dancer’s face into his crotch — were inappropriate for morning TV. One said, “He was not canceled over a gay kiss. He showed himself to be unpredictable on live TV.”


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