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Adam Lambert: Cancelled By ABC Again!

Adam Lambert: Cancelled By ABC Again!

Adam Lambert gets axed by ABC again.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network canceled Adam‘s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live scheduled for December 17.

“We decided not to move forward with the booking at this time,” an ABC spokesperson said.

Last week, the American Idol star was pulled from performing on ABC’s Good Morning America and was replaced by Chris Brown.

According to Adam, it sounds like GMA and Jimmy Kimmel may not have been the only ABC shows he’s been nixed from.

“Yes, sadly friends, ABC has cancelled my appearances on Kimmel and NYE,” Adam tweeted. “Don’t blame them. It’s the FCC heat.”

Adam is probably referring to ABC’s New Years Rockin’ Eve where he was expected to perform.

Nevertheless, Adam is still seeing the greener side of things and so far is still confirmed to appear on The Jay Leno Show on December 21.

“It’ll all blow over,” he tweeted later. “Let’s focus on being positive.”

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66 Responses to “Adam Lambert: Cancelled By ABC Again!”

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  1. 1
    dundies Says:

    okay i’ll start this thread off by saying; The backlash that Adam’s getting should have nothing to do with being gay. That is my opinion and what I believe because it is discrimination. With that being said, his AMA performance was shocking because what he *did* not because of *who he is*. If it had been a straight male, straight women, or gay women who had done what he did, people and myself included would still find it offensive. This does not make me a prude or my personal favorite…homophobic. Remember that by calling my opinion close minded is close minded in its self

  2. 2
    bella Says:

    Ears everywhere will be spared

  3. 3
    you can bet on it Says:

    “It’ll all blow…………………………………………………………. over,”

  4. 4
    Jen Says:

    dundies – Pink did the exact same thing in 2003 at the Billboard Music Awards on FOX, before 10PM, and no one was offended.

    This is all thinly veiled homophobia.

  5. 5
    shalotte Says:

    Dundies, if that were actually true, no, you wouldn’t be a homophobe. However, given that plenty of other performers have made moves as risque and explicit on tv for ages before, without producing a fraction of the pearl-clutching frantic reaction of Adam’s performance, it seems a little unlikely that all the people going around claiming they would be equally offended by a female performer or a heterosexual act are telling the truth.

    ABC actively blacklisting an out gay artist for having been too explicitly gay on television is a significantly more disturbing action IMO than that gay performer pushing the boundaries with a five-second crotch-snorkeling move in a 3 minute performance at 11 o’clock at night. And if they really are doing this in response to FCC pressure, then I am even more disturbed.

  6. 6
    dee cee Says:

    he’s a flat-foot, little talent bore

  7. 7
    Amber Says:

    So, I wasn’t really buying the “homophobia” argument either. However, I just saw Pink shove her male dancer’s face into her crotch too after she sang “Open your mouth, give me your tongue.” (Billboard Awards 2004) He wagged his tongue at her before diving in. If that’s offensive too, then where was the national uproar? I believe it got censored, but no one made a big deal out of it in the national media. No one canceled her gigs afterward. I ask rather seriously, if it’s not an issue of sexual orientation, what’s the difference between Pink’s move and Adam’s move? Both were broadcast on music award shows on national television networks. It’s weirdly hypocritical to be outraged at one and not the other. If we are offended by overt sexual displays, then we shouldn’t single out and penalize Adam when it’s been done in the past with little or no consequences.

    Basically, ABC needs to get a grip and let Adam perform again. He’s been humbled enough, and his new single has nothing to do with crotch-shoving. The guy is a really talented singer and performer. Give him another chance and stop being so shocked.

  8. 8
    Danielle Says:

    so what??? I don’t like him

  9. 9
    jb Says:

    abc is homophobic

  10. 10
    evalynn Says:

    it’s not so much that some people like him and some don’t, but rather he is being discriminated because of his sexuality?

  11. 11
    Cheri Says:

    How does ABC justify axing Adam Lambert yet allow a CONVICTED domestic abuser perform?

    It’s okay to beat your girlfriend but not kiss a man?

    I am glad they have their priorities straight….

  12. 12
    Kora Says:

    and hopefully this is the last we see of him! good riddance.

  13. 13
    pffft. Says:

    He killed his “career” right out of the gate. The Leno show???!!! That’s hitting rock bottom.

  14. 14
    sillyme Says:

    Adam has said that he’s not sorry for what he did, that it was spontaneous. So, if that’s the case, I can see why **** Clark might not want someone like that on his shows. Because, who’s to say Adam won’t do the same thing again…you know, just kind of spontaneously. And, maybe next time Adam will spontaneously do something even more vulgar than shoving a guys face in his crotch. Sorry, Adam, you made your bed and now you have to lie (lay?) in it.

  15. 15
    emma Says:

    ABC is acting really weird!

  16. 16
    ilikedreaming Says:

    HOMOPHOBIC!Adam is such a nice guy.

  17. 17
    lily Says:

    I wish this jackass would go away!

  18. 18
    Amber Says:


    Concern over what he may pull off on a live morning show was ABC’s official reason for why he was canceled on Good Morning America. However, Jimmy Kimmel Live, despite its name, is not actually live. They tape the show and the performances a few hours in advance. If Adam ends up doing anything inappropriate, they can easily edit it. Also, I highly doubt he’s going to do anything like that now. He’s been humbled enough, and his new single has nothing to do with crotch-grabbing.

    I have a feeling this guy isn’t going away. He’s receiving attention for valid reasons. I suggest you learn to deal with it.

  19. 19
    Calray Says:

    I hope he gets cancelled from everything. He is just not that good.

  20. 20
    Cristina Says:

    So according to ABC, its okay to be a woman beater but wrong to be a gay man? Nice going ABC. :\

  21. 21
    i n f a m o u s l y c o o l Says:

    even more publicity. thanks abc, thanks justjared. does anyone even remember who “won” american idol? ahahahahaha

  22. 22
    happy girl Says:

    HOMOPHOBIA. Write to ABC people at and also contact gay organizations like GLAAD and have them put the pressure on the network. This is discrimination. If so, have Women Against Domestic Violence groups protest Chris Brown going on ABC. I mean the network has interviewed convicted felons but can’t interview a young gay man for kissing a guy on TV? Wow. Speak up everybody!

  23. 23
    Anon. Says:

    ABC has no right to censor Adam and blacklist him for his performance at the AMAs. It is wrong. The other performers that night were just as risque as he was. Yes. You don’t have to reach back to what Pink did, or to what Madonna and Britney did. There were people on the show who were really raunchy. Eminem talking about rape, Janet Jackson grabbing her male dancer’s crotch, Gag, Rihanna, I could go on. This is phoney. I do notr like anyone telling me what it is proper for me to watch. I am boycotting ABC. I am going to call them and tell them, and I am boycotting my local affiliate and I will call them and tell them. ABC is going too far. What a perons does at 11 PM at night shouldn’t even concern little kids. So who are they worried about? I will call their sponsors, too. I am serious. I will boycott their sponsors and I will let them know it. I strongly suggest others do likewise. This isn’t about Adam any more. It’s about censorship.

  24. 24
    Dj Says:

    B!tch please.. This was a thought out publicity stunt he pulled…NO ONE would be talking about him OR his performance without all his raunchy acts he “added” …..This was the AMA’s NOT the VMA’s …..Adam needs to realize there is a time and place for “stunts” like that….Not even Madonna or Lady Gaga pulled this trash at a legit show like the AMA’s….

  25. 25
    Angela Says:

    What a freaking idiot! He was given the opportunity to close the AMAs and he gave that tasteless and terrible performance(and I mean,also vocally, he couldn’t hit a note), he missed a great opportunity and made a fool of himself. Whether straight or gay, the whole performance sucked. What was he thinking of?

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