"My family and I were extremely offended by the 'musical act' of Adam Lambert. ... The imitation of oral sex with men and women during the performance was obscene, disgusting and uncalled for."
-A complaint sent to the Federal Communications Commission regarding the controversial Adam Lambert performance at the American Music Awards back in November. A Web site posted a handful of complaints that were apparently sent to the FCC following the "American Idol" runner-up's controversial performance, which featured simulated oral sex and a liplock with his (male) keyboardist. All told, around 1,500 complaints were filed, ranging from the disappointed to the utterly outraged. A parent of three children wrote, "This was not tasteful watching another man go down on him, [making] out with a person who was either a man or a woman, touching the [crotch]. I cannot believe that they are not going to be fined for this behavior. ... I cannot believe that this was on national television. ... Where did the television standards go? ... Please make this stop and go back to better family standards." Another complainant called the performance "porno with clothes on," while another referred to it as "a lewd bisexual performance" and requested confirmation that the "level of acceptable content on television has not been lowered to include the perverse actions of immoral individuals." Though Lambert acknowledged that the performance pushed the envelope, he told Ryan Seacrest that he doesn't feel that he has anything to apologize for. "I don't feel I owe anyone an apology for anything. I performed, it was late-night TV, I did something that female performers have been doing for years, no different. It's just the fact that I'm me and it's a little different for people. It's really not that big of a deal."