LOS ANGELES Nov 24 An appearance by "American
Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert on ABC television show "Good
Morning America" was canceled on Tuesday, following the
singer's sexually-charged performance at the American Music
Lambert, 27, had been due to perform on Wednesday to
promote his debut album "For Your Entertainment," but an ABC
News spokesperson said on Tuesday: "Given his controversial
American Music Awards performance, we were concerned about
airing a similar concert so early in the morning."
ABC, which also aired the music awards program on Sunday,
said it had received more than 1,500 complaints about Lambert.
Millions of viewers saw him simulate oral sex with a
back-up dancer, plant a passionate kiss on the mouth of a male
keyboard player and gesture to the audience with his middle
finger during the closing act of the live music awards show.
Parts of his performance were cut when the show aired later
Sunday on the U.S. West Coast.
Lambert, 27, who declared he was gay after No. 1-rated
"American Idol" ended in May, also was scheduled to appear on
CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" this week and on other
TV programs. It was not immediately clear whether other
networks had canceled.
(Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)
((Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Reuters Messaging;
firstname.lastname@example.org; 1 213 380 2014))
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