The Internet has been going crazy on Adam Lambert’s racy performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but Adam says he has no plans to apologize. Read more on what Adam Lambert had to say below.
Adam Lambert talked with Ryan Seacrest and said he doesn’t feel he owes his fans or the AMA audience an apology for his sexually-oriented performance on the show.
“I’m not a babysitter, I’m a performer,” Lambert, 27, tells Ryan Seacrest in an interview on the latter’s Web site, adding, “The spirit of rock and roll is alive and well.”
But ABC obviously didn’t approve of Lambert’s show in which he French-kissed a male dancer and simulated oral sex. The network made it clear he won’t be performing on its morning program. It even canceled his appearance on Good Morning America slated for Wednesday after they received over 1,500 complaints about the Sunday broadcast. But after the cancellation, CBS asked Lambert to perform on its Early Show on Wednesday instead.
“I think the adrenaline kind of took me over,” Lambert tells Seacrest. “I admit and I’m kind of proud of the fact that I did get a little carried away. I had a good time and I was merely interpreting the lyrics of my song. It wasn’t meant to piss anyone off, it wasn’t meant to hurt anyone or cause any problems.”
“I don’t feel I owe anyone an apology for anything,” he told KIIS-FM’s Ryan Seacrest in an interview hours after Good Morning American canceled his appearance. “I performed, it was late-night TV, I did something that female performers have been doing for years, no different. It’s just the fact that I’m me and it’s a little different for people. It’s really not that big of a deal.”
Lambert, 27, added: “There’s a slight double standard. We’ve seen female pop performers doing extremely sexual routines for years and all of the sudden a guy does it and it’s crazy.”
But Lambert understands ABC’s decision.
“They gotta do what they gotta do,” said Lambert, who will now appear on Wednesday’s The Early Show on CBS instead. “They probably had a lot of pressure coming at them from certain people who weren’t happy about it. I respect their decision — I don’t necessarily agree with it, but they need to do what they need to do.”
“I’m sexual person, and maybe people didn’t see that on American Idol,” he says. “But now … they do.”
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