Pop singer Adam Lambert’s refusal to say, “I’m sorry, America, for being extravagantly gay,” has come back to bite him in the ass.
ABC canceled his scheduled appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” after Lambert lip-locked another dude and simulated oral sex on national TV.
Now comes the real test for Lambert. Will he cave once the heat becomes intense? Facing lost record sales and canceled concert and TV appearances, will he issue that all-too-familiar celebrity mea culpa?
Will he pull a Natalie Maines? The Dixie Chicks front-chick famously criticized President Bush in 2003 and then, once her record and ticket sales suffered, begged forgiveness by releasing this statement: “As a concerned American citizen, I apologize to President Bush because my remark was disrespectful. I feel that whoever holds that office should be treated with the utmost respect. We are currently in Europe and witnessing a huge anti-American sentiment as a result of the perceived rush to war. While war may remain a viable option, as a mother, I just want to see every possible alternative exhausted before children and American soldiers’ lives are lost. I love my country. I am a proud American.”
Will Lambert similarly grovel?
I doubt it. He seems to have some backbone and self-assurance.