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'Censoring' Adam Lambert

• The Week
ABC Television is under siege after airing—and then "censoring"— Adam Lambert's controversial male-on-male "S&M" performance at the American Music Awards. More than 1,500 parents called the network to complain about Lambert's (reportedly unplanned) decision to simulate oral sex on stage with a male dancer. And though Lambert warned ABC that editing would amount to "discrimination," the network cut the segment for West Coast audiences (after airing it intact in EST). Fumed Lambert: "I don't mean to get political, but Madonna, Britney and Christina weren't edited ... female entertainers have been risqué for years." Did ABC act prudently—or politically incorrectly?

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