Adam Lambert Gets Down and Dirty at AMAs

American Idol runner-up defends American Music Awards performance
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2009 9:08 AM CST

(Newser) – Adam Lambert’s crotch-grabbing, oral-sex-miming, bondage-themed performance on last night’s American Music Awards has everyone talking—even him. Right afterward, he said the idea of ABC censoring it, which it did before airing it on the West Coast, is tantamount to “discrimination.” The American Idol runner-up tells the Los Angeles Times, “Madonna, Britney, and Christina weren't edited. It’s a shame. Female entertainers have been risqué for years. Honestly, there's a huge double standard.”