Thursday, November 26, 2009

Adam Lambert: "I'm a performer" (not ...)

Adam Lambert is not apologizing for his “performance” on the American Music Awards (AMA) ceremony (link). Is he judged by a different standard because he is a gay male? People made a lot of Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson (the “wardrobe malfunction”) in the 2004 Superbowl halftime (resulting in a fine). Rebecca Hagelin made a lot of the Timberlake-Jackson thing in her book (see my books page) about our “culture gone wild”.
Here’s the AP story, as reprinted in the Chicago Sun Times (link).

CNN has an interesting video (hard to get the Embed to work), link.

Here is Seth Goldman’s account on MSNBC

As for the AMA performance, people said, “kids might be watching.” Lambert said, “I’m not a baby sitter, I’m a performer.” Good Morning America on ABC cancelled him out, but the CBS Early Show (which needs the ratings) put him on. Rocktar has a report that Lambert could cost Abc A $500000 fine here.

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