Adam’s still not apologizing; you can’t second-guess every artistic decision you make, but the people who were offended have a right to be so and don’t like being dismissed and flipped off when they were invited there to be entertained. And that he regrets.
So OK, the on-screen tongue jockeying and subsequent tongue-wagging work in his favor, at least for now. “The terrorist wins!” radio jock Don Bleu exclaimed. For whatever reason and there are plenty, Adam Lambert is a major button-pusher, and he pushed more of them at the AMA than a freakin’ accordian. For millions of other folks, the whole controversy should just be sent up in Jimmy Fallon’s “Who Cares Hindenburg” and go up in blazes. In this world and this time, why are we even giving this media space for more than a day? Because homophobia and civil rights and artistic expression and double standards and the responsibilities and pressures of mixing public and private life are complex and timely, hot-button issues.
And, quite obviously, he makes for great television. Predictability is boring. Adam will next be appearing on December 7 on LOGO’s NewNowNextPopLab; December 9 on the Barbara Walters Special, ABC; Larry King Live, December 15, CNN; The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, December 15, NBC; Jimmy Kimmel Live, December 18, ABC; Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest, December 31; and the People’s Choice Awards, January 6.
Over-exposure? Speaking only for myself, whenever and whatever the guy exposes, I’ll be watching him do it. He's been making the rounds promoting his CD with the Pink song "Whataya Want From Me?" But whatawe all want from Adam Lambert? Love him, hate him, adore him or deplore him, it’ll be hard to ignore him.