Friday, December 04, 2009

ABC has lifted the ban on Adam Lambert!

According to TMZ, Adam Lambert has been booked to perform on The View for Thursday December 10th, 2009. The ABC network wants Lambert to "stick to the script." The network is said to be extending an olive branch after they received harsh criticism for cancelling scheduled performances by the singer.

UPDATE (7:30 P.M.)
GLAAD press release #4
After discussions with GLAAD regarding the cancellation of Adam Lambert’s planned appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, ABC has listened to our concerns and booked Adam to appear and perform next week on The View.

Adam broke the news tonight via his Twitter profile:

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios also released the following statement:

“ABC has taken a step towards fairness by inviting Adam Lambert to perform on The View,” said Jarrett Barrios, President of the GLAAD. “GLAAD has been advocating against the double standards that have been applied to Lambert as an openly gay performer. We thank community members and allies for voicing their concerns with ABC so that entertainers like Adam have the opportunity to be broadcast into living rooms across America.”
GLAAD has consistently stated that ABC’s treatment of Adam Lambert over the past two weeks has been subjecting him to a an unfair double standard. We are pleased that ABC has decided to give Adam the opportunity to appear on the network amidst the fall out from his performance at the American Music Awards.