ABC just can’t get it together.
After the fallout from the AMA’s and the following cancellation of Adam Lambert’s Good Morning America concert, it finally looked like all parties were willing to move forward after scheduling Adam for an outdoor concert on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
It seemed his toned-down (and flawless) performances on the CBS Early Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show were enough to sedate the nervous ABC execs, but that didn’t last long …
Adam just tweeted that not only is his Jimmy Kimmel performance canceled, but it appears they’ve also canceled his appearance on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
Adam seems to be taking it in stride though, letting everyone know he’s still scheduled to appear on The Jay Leno Show, and that he’s looking for new plans for New Year’s Eve. With any luck we’ll see him on New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly or perhaps perform with fellow Idols David Cook and Daughtry on Fox’s New Year’s Eve Live.
Wherever he ends up performing, I’m sure it’ll be well worth tuning in for. And as for ABC, well, you have to question a network that cancels an openly gay performer three times but has no problem with letting woman-beater Chris Brown appear on 20/20.
EDITOR’S UPDATE: A reader just sent me this pic of Pink performing "God is a DJ" at the 2004 Billboard Awards performing pretty much the exact same move that Adam did at the American Music Awards which aired on Fox. Pretty hard to deny there is a double standard at play now.
What rhymes with double standard?