Good Morning America doesn’t want anything to do with Adam Lambert because he’s “unpredictable,” but they’ll take Chris Brown! The morning show canceled Adam’s scheduled performance this week after he shocked viewers with his AMA performance. The sexually charged performance included grinding with his backup dancers, and making out with his male keyboardist.
And now GMA has announced they’ve booked Chris Brown on the show in two weeks for a tell-all interview, followed by a performance of songs from his upcoming album Graffiti, due out December 8th.
This news has sparked outrage amongst feminist and gay activists, who believe the program is holding a double standard—Adam is openly gay and being punished for it, but Chris Brown, who was convicted of beating Rihanna, is excusable.
Even an inside source from ABC says, “The network is giving a mixed message — that it doesn’t trust someone who shocked with an unpredictable show and a gay kiss, but then it is happy to go ahead with Chris Brown, who was convicted of felony assault.”
But another AC exec says, “Chris Brown’s interview was booked way before Adam Lambert took to the stage. It is to give him a chance to respond to Rihanna’s interview. The possibility of him performing a song will be worked out next week.”
What do you think about Chris appearing on GMA? Is this a double standard, or are both instances not even connected to one another?