Barbara Walters Shows Gaga’s Same-Sex Kiss – But Not Lambert’s
First Published: December 10, 2009 5:11 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Adam Lambert’s controversial kiss at the American Music Awards continues to be kept off the airwaves.
The singer’s same-sex kiss during his performance of “For Your Entertainment” at November’s awards show was not televised on Barbara Walters’ “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009” special on ABC (the network that aired the AMAs) on Wednesday.
“I would do it exactly the same way,” Adam told Barbara of the much-discussed performance. “Freedom of expression should be alive and well, and unfortunately, it’s not.”
However, Barbara did showcase a female same-sex kiss – from Lady Gaga.
The special shows a clip from Gaga’s video for the track “Love Game,” depicting the singer locking lips with another woman.
“I do like women. I’ve only been in love with men, I’ve never been in love with a woman,” Gaga explained to Barbara. “I have certainly had sexual relationships with women, yes.”
While Barbara had no issue with Gaga’s kiss, she made a point of noting she wasn’t going to show Lambert’s, in favor of spending more time on his interview.
“The CBS Early Show” did a similar thing two weeks ago. After booking Lambert on their show (following his cancellation by ABC’s “Good Morning America”), CBS blurred the male-male Lambert kiss, while not blurring a female-female kiss between Britney Spears and Madonna at the 2003 MTV “Video Music Awards.”