Adam Lambert said he got “carried away” with his racy routine at the American Music Awards Sunday, but he didn’t apologize in an interview Wednesday morning on CBS’ “The Early Show,” Gawker reports.
The simulated sex act that was in his routine and drew complaints to ABC wasn’t part of the rehearsal, Lambert said, adding that it "kind of came from a more impromptu place. ABC was taken a little by surprise."
Still, he said, “I’m not a babysitter. I’m a performer." He said the complaints came “because I’m a gay male," noting that, "If it had been a female performer doing those things up on the stage I don’t think there would be nearly as much outrage."
For TVWeek Open Mic blogger Hillary Atkin’s take on the Lambert brouhaha, click here.