I can't believe Adam Lambert put on this type of Trash performance on Television in Prime Time where "children" could see this. It was tasteless and trashy! I know controversy sells in entertainment, but this may backfire on him!!!! Shame on You Adam!
I was a fan of the music, but...I he went wayyyyyyy too far!
I have never understood this line of reasoning. I have children (almost grown now), and if I felt they couldn't handle watching something like that, then I'd make sure it wasn't available to them. However, I have always believed I can't shield them from everything, much less pop culture, so I might as well let them experience it at home where we can discuss it. I really don't take things like that very seriously, and neither to my kids.
Then you sound like a good parent who can talk to her children. Only if all parents were the same. But, that is not the case always. Kids will immulate their "idols", whether an older friend, sports player, singer, movie star, etc. If it was just 1 thing from Adam, it would probably be an issue to die out in a few days, but there was several things. Guess I am getting to a soap box, but....there has to be a line somewhere with TV when it is Prime Time and children are watching. The dragging the girl across the floor by her leg in a sexy outfit, a leash on a man on all 4 and snatching him to you and the rubbing a man's face on a man's crotch area, rubbing one's hand over a female crotch area and snapping her bikini, the 3-way move after going thru the glass door to the tongue kiss with a male band member...I do see that as too much for public TV. Almost forgot...the middle finger "flip-off."
Let me start by saying that I'm a HUGE Adam Lambert fan. The man has the most incredible voice. It took me a bit to locate the performance but I finally found one on YouTube.
I did not like the performance, but not for the same reasons you didn't. I just don't think it properly showcased his incredible ability to sing. It's not a great song. The lyrics are certainly better than the music. The choreography wasn't great either.
Regarding the vulgarity...I've seen far far far worse from other performers.
I know what you are saying KCC. I have been a fan also. I have read a lot of articles on Adam and on twitter and some of his fans may be shocked. I still like his voice, but am disappointed by some of his actions lately.
Yes,I agree. Our society has taken a nose dive on civilized behavior. I'm no prude, but I don't need to "be entertained" in this fashion. The pendalum has swung too far and as history has shown, it will begin to swing back again. Hopefully, we can begin find a happy medium that appeals to all.
I spent a big part of today working on a new hub about Adam after the show, but when emotions got involved...took a break! I will get it done. Just had to step aside and take a deep breathe before I finish it.
Anyhoo, I watched it. If it didn't have the push head into my crotch and force tongue down that dudes throat I wouldn't have minded...he can be edgy without that. I didn't mind anything else.
Not surprising really...I mean a few years ago Madonna and BS were kissing, other stars were kissing, Tatu was doing their fake lesbian kissing and acts on award shows in prime time...it's sad. It's hype, and they are trying to encourage 'controsversy.'
But, the more they do this...the less controversial it comes to people and more the norm. Not a good thing.
I am a HUGE fan of Adam Lambert. He oozes confidence, he can sing like an angel, and he doesn't care what other people think. Yes, it was a raunchy performance, not the first on the AMAs, and certainly not the last.
YES, it is the parents job to monitor. Thinig is, parents may now monitor their kids watching and listening to Adam after this. Adam has such a huuuuge pre-teen and teen following. Adults, eh...seen it before...but for teens...it was very inappropriate!This is what bothers me most. Adam knows his fan base and he did it anyway.
Very true. Celebrities have used this type of propaganda to make money, but this may backlash on Adam. I have spent a lot of time reading fan comments today and I have seen many of his fans upset about this. Of course, most will still buy the CD. Madonna benefited, Britney benefited, but some have suffered. Janet Jackson got bad backlash after the Superbowl wardrobe malfunction (lolol) yeah right! Thing is, I like Adam. I want him to succeed, but at the same time a person should have some kind of morals and principals. Especially when the majority of your fans are children (teens)
Ah, well,in the end I think it's just a matter of perspective. From my perspective, seeing Adam Lambert grab his crotch and kiss a man, is NOTHING compared to the real problems that kids will deal with as they grow up. To me, it's trivial and not worth worrying about. That's why I joined in, because I'm always trying to understand why people are so freaked out by stuff like that.
That's exactly how I feel Sandy. That's why I said I think it's up to the parents. I feel like you do, that I would rather them see it with me at home and we discuss it than for them to see it somewhere else.
Where are the stats to show the majority of his fans are teens? Have you been to Jennifer Maurer's hubs? These aren't teens commenting on her hubs. Adam's fan base is much older. I'm not saying teens don't like him, because they do, but they are far from the majority.
I have read from the fan clubs also. I am not arguing with you KCC. I am just making my feelings known about his performance and tactics. You make yours and I will make mine. I wish him well. I will say and hope that he is listening to people in Hollywood rather than doing this performance of his own choice. He is young and will learn in time what is proper to do and what is not proper to do. As well as to who he listens to. He does have tremendous talent. I hope he uses it wisely.
In fact, I'd be willing to bet that Baby Boomer women make up the biggest portion of his fan base. Jennifer's first hub about Adam was talking about what the different age groups liked about Adam and she had a huge backlash from the 60+ women because I think she stopped at 40 year old women. They were demanding to be included in her hub. Older women will step all over the teenagers to get to Adam.
I think most people would be unaware of this if they didn't watch the show. I have heard all about it because of people complaining about it. It would just have faded away if people hadn't made it into a huge thing.
Hi UW. That is the deal. The performance was to cause a stir. Acutally a smart "business move" in some ways, maybe not in others. Keep people talking about you is the way of "Hollywood." I know there are fans of Adam here on HP and I had personal feelings on the performance. That is why I started this thread. I wanted to hear from them. Even if they felt different than I do on the issue. I am writing a hub about Adam and the latest performance. I will take into account the responses I get here with what I write. Info is the best way. I want to know both sides of the issue of this. Even if I do disagree.
The thing I thought was most confusing, was the fact that they beeped out a big portion of Slim Shaggy and 50 cent's performance for language, but allowed that x rated performance to exist. Talk about your double standard. I'd rather my kid listen to the language, and then that type of sexual connotations on prime time TV. Hell, if I knew that was going to happen- I should of just loaned him one of my porno's to watch. Sometimes TV takes control out of the parents hands to do something about teenage sex. I mean, come on who would have thought that was going to be shown on a ABC music award presentation. Crazy!
I see what you are saying. Live TV does have a "delay" of broadcast(someone correct if wrong, like 15 seconds?)...that is why on so-called live shows there are the "bleeps" or the dead-space as we saw last night. It was the same with the Enimem performance. Why even allow it at all if you are going to do this?
@Kcc and Adam Fans here.......... I will finish my hub on Adam. Maybe tomorrow (hopefully) or Wed. And I will state the facts of the show, but....as a writer, I will add my views. Not to offend you, but it will be MY take on the performance and acts. Your comments in this thread will be taken into account. Thing is...my hub may help Adam be in conversation, which in turn may help with sales. I do have materials saved over months since AI ended that I will use in my hub. Even from his Twitters. Adam has moved more from appeasing fans from the Idol days to the "business" part of music. Good or bad? Time will tell.
Thank you! Just be kind in the comment. lol, even if you disagree. This is why I took time off from writing it. I was getting too personal. I have seen alot of negative, but some have been supportive of him even if they didn't like the show.
Michael, as I sat here hours later, trying to figure out what to write about next, I decided to write my own hub about Adam's AMA Peformance. Once you publish your hub, I'll be happy to provide you with a backlink. I go into a bit more detail about what I liked and didn't like about his performance.
I've heard that he said he wanted to break down the double standard in these sorts of performances, where female performers are expected to be very sexually provocative and male performers are expected to have sexually provocative female back-up dancers.
And frankly, that's something I can get behind!
I don't necessarily approve of showing these types of acts on a television program that children might see, but as others have said, it's up to the parents to make decisions about what their kids can or can not watch and anyone who lets their kids watch an awards ceremony like this has no right to get offended by what their kids saw as a result. The AMA has a long history of raunchy performances by the ladies, and a male performer being sexually provocative on stage is not inherently more offensive than a female performer doing the same.
As a mostly straight adult woman, I'd even say it's refreshing! Women have eyes, too, and we enjoy a little visual stimulation just as much as you men do.
I really didnt like the performance and yes, even though he has good vocal abilities. I remember a time when it was truly entertaining to watch music award shows but now its alot of showmanship rather than talent. Dont get me wrong, there are alot of talent these days,but I think its too much hype and not enough heart and soul.
I've never watched the AMAs before but hearing that Adam Lambert would be performing I tuned in. Had to watch the whole show just to catch his performance.
I thought his performance of For Your Entertainment was incredible. It blew me away, as did the whole creative concept behind it. And yes he kissed a guy passionately but so what? I don't think there's anything vulgar about that. But of course others bag to differ.
Adam Lambert's performance was the only one I really enjoyed at the AMAs along with performances by Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. He is the real star out there.
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