Barbara Walters’ special “Most Fascinating People” on ABC included pop stars Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert. Both have been making a lot of headlines for their outlandish wardrobe and stage antics. The special aired footage from one of Lady Gaga’s videos in which she is full-on making out with another woman, tongue and all – but not Adam Lambert’s now-infamous guy-on-guy kiss from his over-the-top performance at the American Music Awards (otherwise known as “CrotchGate 09”). Footage from the performance was cut to spare Barbara Walters’ audience from having to relive the horror of… two men kissing!
Adam Lambert was featured on Barbara Walters’ “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009” special on ABC last night — but the most fascinating part, Babs refused to air footage of Lambert’s infamous man-on-man kiss. Walters didn’t shy away from the issue on the ep, making several references to it — but ultimately explaining how Adam “turned the music industry inside out doing things we won’t show you here.”
During one of the first segments on her “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009” show last night, Babs aired a package featuring Lady Gaga locking lips with another female — it was not blurred, it was not censored, it was no big deal.
But later in the show, she made a big deal about the fact that she wasn’t going to show Adam Lambert’s man-on-man kiss at the AMAs.
I’m the first to say that I thought Adam’s performance was too much, and I also flinched a bit when Lambert’s camp came out in defense of the performance, saying that there was a double standard at work. I thought the whole thing was just a bad decision. But with this new development, it sure does appear to be a double standard, doesn’t it? ABC clearly doesn’t have a problem with two women making out, but two guys kissing is considered obscene enough to cut from a broadcast? Oh, wait, I forgot – two women kissing is “hot;” two men kissing is “gross,” right? Silly me.
Did anyone notice Babs’ “stern grandma” attitude when talking to Adam about it? She just loves to sit up on her moral high horse, doesn’t she? But let’s not forget, she’s not above messing around with a married guy or stepping on people to get what she wants. I hope when she finally gets off TV, she takes her “soft white light” interview cam and her sycophantic interviewing style with her.