FCC Behind Adam Lambert’s Cancelled Shows on ABC
“It’s the FCC heat.”
Adam Lambert has sent this message on his Twitter account. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) received a complaint from nonprofit public interest law firm Liberty Counsel demanding that it should fine the network “for airing such an outrageously lewd and filthy performance during a show that is targeted for family audiences,” the Los Angeles Times reported.
Lambert issued the comment after he was canceled in another show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, after being booted out of Good Morning America. ABC is being cautious for a no repeat of his racy performance at the finale of the 2009 American Music Awards (AMA).
The FCC regulates that no indecent material should be shown from 6 PM to 10 PM. Kimmel is being televised way beyond 10 PM. His performance at the AMA was at 10:55 Eastern Time. The edited West Coast broadcast was at 12:51 PM. The problem is at Central Time Zone where Lambert’s stunts were shown at 9:55 in the evening.
He will still be on Leno and on Barbara Walters’ “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009” on December 9 at 10 PM, but that one has no live performances.