Adam Lambert's controversial performance at the American Music Awards has lead Disney-ABC Television Group to reconsider the way it prepares for live performances to be aired on national television.
From now on, Disney will take certain steps, such as requiring contractual obligations, to ensure that artists' live performances reflect their rehearsals, Reuters reported.
We certainly don't want to suppress artistry at any level, but we also have to be very cognizant of who our audience is, Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney told Reuters today.
Lambert drew a storm of critics after his sexually charged performance at the AMAs, where he kissed one of his male musicians on stage and simulated sex scenes with male and female dancers. A follow up performance on ABC's Good Morning America was canceled as a result of the controversy.