Adam Lambert has always been over the top since his days on American Idol, but his performance at the 2009 American Music Awards was beyond over the top.
Lambert performed “For Your Entertainment” at the AMAs from his debut album, but from the responses of his performance on blogs and social media sites like Twitter, his album may be selling a lot less albums now.
Before Adam’s AMA performance he announced that it would be “sexy” and “edgy” but no one could have imagined that he would take it as far as he would. He even said, “It will be really interesting to see what kind of reaction the number gets. It’s different. It really does have an edge to it.”
Lambert arrived on stage for his AMA performance dressed all in black with spiked hair and makeup, but it wasn’t his appearance that garnered the attention. It was his actions.
He proceeded to start singing and then all of a sudden dancers came on the stage wearing bondage-like outfits with handcuffs and whips. There was barely dressed men and women performing crude and inappropriate moves as Adam walked around the stage singing.
It gets worse though. Adam then proceeded to interact with his dancers. One of the first male dancers he encountered Adam took his head and rubbed it into his pelvic region. Another female dancer was groped in her pelvic area by Adam Lambert. He then proceeded to more than just kiss one the male keyboard player towards the end of the song. All the while Adam was singing at the AMAs, the dancers were doing sexual moves and playing with whips.
There are a lot of families across the country who likes to watch award shows like the AMAs as a family. Would most parents like their tween or teen watching Adam Lambert’s performance at the 2009 American Music Awards?
There are a lot of people who are going to bring up Adam Lambert’s sexual preference but it has absolutely nothing to do with how disgusting and wrong his AMA performance was. Was he trying to prove something to America? All he did was probably lose some fans in the process and piss a lot of parents off.
This type of musical performance should not have been played on a regular cable channel at the time slot it was. As mentioned it was being watched by many teens that see this type of behavior and think it is okay. If his performance was on a cable channel past 11pm, then that is his prerogative, but the owners of ABC should be ashamed that they allowed this performance.
So, did you watch the 2009 American Music Awards? What was your opinion of Adam Lambert’s ‘sexy” performance? Was it just his creative side showing through or was it highly inappropriate for the venue?
Sources: Los Angeles Times