ABC has fielded some angry calls about the performance by recent “American Idol” Adam Lambert during its broadcast of the “American Music Awards” Sunday night.
An ABC spokesman said the Walt Disney network “did receive a number of complaints” about the show, but did not elaborate. ABC said it received approximately 1,500 complaints. One person familiar with the situation said ABC gets more complaints from viewers over broadcasts of “Dancing with the Stars.”
In a prepared statement, Dick Clark Productions, which produces the awards, said, “Due to the live nature of the show , we did not expect the impromptu moment in question.” During a performance of the song, “For Your Entertainment” on the program, Mr. Lambert kissed a male dancer on the mouth, and simulated oral sex with another male dancer.
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