Adam Lambert on AMAs: “I’m not a babysitter”

Adam Lambert is here and he’s queer, so get used to it.

Lambert spoke unapologetically about the controversy surrounding his risque AMAs performance, on an Early Show segment ironically titled “Straight Talk.” Lambert points out that Eminem boasted of multiple rapes and Janet Jackson groped a fellow dancer, but that even at the late hour (close to 11pm), Lambert’s same-sex shenanigans are the ones raising ire. Lambert pointed out the double standard and told the interviewer that parents should be responsible for what their kids are exposed to, and not performers:

“I’m not using that as an excuse, and I didn’t take any offense with those performers’ choices,” Lambert said. “I’m just saying I think it’s up to a parent to watch the television. It was almost 11:00 at night. If they’re concerned with certain material maybe TiVo it and preview it before your small child is watching it.”

When asked if he should apologize, Lambert responded: “I’m not a babysitter, I’m a performer.”

Lambert concluded his appearance with two songs from his new album, and no simulation of oral sex.