Anger as ABC Stands By Chris Brown After Dumping Adam Lambert
Chris Brown will appear in an interview on ABC to promote his new album.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Uh-oh! It seems ABC has made another major faux-pas: after dropping Adam Lambert from Good Morning America for his raunchy American Music Awards performance, the network has booked convicted felon Chris Brown for an interview.
GMA anchor Robin Roberts taped the interview with Brown last weekend, before Adam Lambert’s controversial performance. But the decision to move forward with the Chris Brown interview while dropping Adam Lambert has angered some.
“The network is giving a mixed message,” an ABC source told Page Six, “that it doesn’t trust someone who shocked with an unpredictable show and a gay kiss, but then it is happy to go ahead with Chris Brown, who was convicted of felony assault.”
Another ABC source is defending the decision, saying: “Chris Brown’s interview was booked way before Adam Lambert took to the stage. It is to give him a chance to respond to Rihanna‘s interview. The possibility of him performing a song will be worked out next week.” (Page Six)