Updated: 3:30 pm ET.
Two days after Adam Lambert’s hip thrusting, man-on-man make-out, show-closing performance on the “American Music Awards,” people are still talking.
More than 1,500 complaints were leveled at ABC, according to The Associated Press. ABC officials deemed that a “moderate” response when compared to other events that have prompted viewer complaints.
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Though it’s doubtful that anyone at the network thought the controversy would go on this long, Lambert’s show-stopping number is still fodder for morning TV debates over the artistic merits of what happened during Sunday night’s performance.
Chatting up the performance on The View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck siad, “Does anyone remember what he sounded like? Because, let me tell you this. This is the mistake Adam Lambert will make time and time again. We will not remember him as a performer or someone with a voice if he continues to do things like this. So smarten up, and sing.”
The broadcast was “nothing short of tasteless and vulgar” and ABC buried their heads in the sand when Lambert promised to put on a “sexy” show, said Tim Winter of the Parents Television Council.
Meanwhile, ABC announced that Good Morning America has canceled a scheduled concert by Lambert, citing his “controversial” behavior at the award show.
A spokesperson for ABC said, “Given his controversial American Music Awards performance, we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning.”
Update: On Tuesday afternoon, hours after ABC’s said that it canceled Lambert’s appearance on GMA, comes an announcement from CBS that Lambert would appear on its “Early Show.” In a statement, CBS said that Lambert will appear live on “The Early Show” on Wednesday and discuss his recent performance on the American Music Awards.
Lambert is also scheduled to perform Wednesday on “Late Show With David Letterman,” also on CBS.