Anger brews as ABC’s Good Morning America forges ahead with a planned appearance by convicted woman beater Chris Brown jut days after cancelling a live performance by another controversial performer —openly gay ex-American Idol Adam Lambert, The New York Post dished in a report on Thursday. The network is invoking the ire of women and gay groups for helping the Rihanna-attacker promote his new album while it canned Lambert’s live show after the glam rocker put on a sexually-charged, homoerotic performance at the 2009 American Music Awards. The Post claims feminist and gay activists are puzzled by the idea that a violent convicted abuser is more morning-show friendly than a gay man.
In two weeks, the “Kiss Kiss” crooner will give a pre-taped tell-all interview to Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, followed by a performance of songs from his new album, Graffiti, due out December 8.
“The network is giving a mixed message â€” that it doesn’t trust someone who shocked with an unpredictable show and a gay kiss, but then it is happy to go ahead with Chris Brown, who was convicted of felony assault,” an ABC source told The Post.
However, another network snitch claims critics are talking apples when the subject is oranges, insisting it was not Adam’s sexuality that got him booted from GMA, but rather, the fact that he, “showed himself to be unpredictable on live TV.”
“Chris Brown’s interview was booked way before Adam Lambert took to the stage. It is to give him a chance to respond to Rihanna’s interview. The possibility of him performing a song will be worked out next week.”