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Did you guys see Adam Lambert’s performance on last night’s American Music Awards? It’s definitely the big story of the night. (Besides JLo falling! hee.)

In addition to Adam dragging a female dancer around by the ankles and pushing a male dancer’s head into his crotch, Adam also made out with his (allegedly straight) male keyboard player. After the performance, Lambert told CNN that the forceful smooch was “in the moment” and was not planned. Sure.

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Adam told Rolling Stone, “Female performers have been doing this for years — pushing the envelope about sexuality — and the minute a man does it, everybody freaks out. We’re in 2009 — it’s time to take risks, be a little more brave, time to open people’s eyes and if it offends them, then maybe I’m not for them. My goal was not to piss people off, it was to promote freedom of expression and artistic freedom.”

Adam is right, female performers have been toying with this for years, and there is a double standard. Hopefully Adam will make boys smooching on stage more popular, and then someone will do a better  job of it, because honestly Adam looked like he was trying to re-inflate his keyboard played instead of kiss him.


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