CBS’ The Early Show made the baseless decision to blur the image of Adam Lambert kissing his male keyboardist like it was a Carrie Prejean sex tape or something. The blurred kiss appeared along with the completely unedited image of Britney Spears and Madonna locking lips. Worse than the kiss blurring is the pathetic and disingenuous excuse of a defense that CBS issued.
A spokesman for The Early Show said, "We gave this some real thought. The Madonna image is very familiar and has appeared countless times including many times on morning television. The Adam Lambert image is a subject of great current controversy, has not been nearly as widely disseminated, and for all we know, may still lead to legal consequences.”
CBS’ response is simply unacceptable and they should not get away with it. Blurring the image of two guys kissing sends a clear message to the audience that a kiss between men is inappropriate, abhorrent, and shameful, while a kiss between women is just hot? Their statement is simultaneously anti-gay, anti-woman, and insulting to viewers’ intelligence.
Send a message to Leslie Moonves, President & CEO of CBS Entertainment to let the network know that their decision to blur out the kiss was completely unacceptable.