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If there's truth to the "any press is good press" axiom, Adam Lambert's new album will be flying off the shelves this week. The shock and awe that followed his provocative American Music Awards performance has done wonders for his media presence.
But one media entity has said they've had enough of his antics and will not be giving him a platform to promote himself. Good Morning America announced today that they've canceled his concert performance on Wednesday's show.
TVNewser.com reports that the American Idol runner-up has been denied his scheduled GMA appearance, most likely due to the negative reaction to his "sexually charged" American Music Awards show.
A spokesperson for ABC News, which produces Good Morning America, gave the following explanation for their giving Lambert the hook: "Given his controversial live performance on the AMAs we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning."
ABC received a reported 1,500 complaint calls following Lambert's Sunday-night performance.
Some of the more controversial moments of Lambert's AMAs performance were edited out of the West Coast airing of the show -- which Adam sees as a form of discrimination.
"There’s a big double standard, female pop artists have been doing things provocative like that for years," Lambert told Access Hollywood. "And the fact that I’m a male, and I’ll be edited and discriminated against could be a problem.”
Adam Lambert's debut album, For Your Entertainment, went on sale today.
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