Adam Lambert's GMA Act Nixed After "Controversial" AMA Performance

Entertainment Nov. 24, 2009 AT 12:03PM
Adam Lambert's GMA Act Nixed After "Controversial" AMA Performance Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Adam Lambert is definitely a show-stopper!

Good Morning America canceled Lambert's performance for the show's concert series, his rep confirms to Usmagazine.com. (Lambert had no comment.)

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A source tells Us it was due to the American Idol alum's shocking showcase at Sunday night's American Music Awards, where he simulated fellatio with a male dancer, kissed his male keyboardist, grabbed his crotch and flipped off the crowd.

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"It was due to his performance and actions on stage," the source says.

In a statement, an ABC spokeswoman said, "Given his controversial American Music Awards performance, we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning."

The GMA performance was scheduled for tomorrow. Now, the rep for Lambert, 27, confirms he will instead be on The Early Show on CBS.

Complaints poured in to ABC -- the network that aired the AMAs and GMA -- on Monday about the sexually charged performance of "For Your Entertainment," his first single off his debut album.

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According to the Associated Press, ABC said more than 1,500 people complained, what it termed a "moderate" response, and the Parents Television Council also said it had heard from many upset members.

"They're outraged," said Timothy Winters, president of the Parents Television Council. "They just can't believe the nature of the content, the explicit nature, and how much graphic content there was."

Still, Lambert has made no apologies for the performance.

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"You know honestly, if I offended some people... it's apples and oranges. I'm not an artist that does things for every single person," he told Access Hollywood after the show Sunday night. "I believe in artistic freedom and expression, I believe in honoring the lyrics of a song, and those lyrics aren't really for everybody either."

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