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Old 01-07-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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"A viewer from Rainbow City, Alabama thought that Lambert, who is gay, was "shoving his homosexuality down our throats." Another writer wondered whether a kiss shared by two "fudge packers" fell below broadcast standards. Lambert was a "dangerous gay male" who should have been "denied...his rights as a human being," one viewer wrote. "All of the impressionable children that were watching this at 11pm on a school night with their parents permission may be scarred forever because of Mr. Lambert's disregard for family values.""

Lewd Lambert Lambasted - January 7, 2010

Some of the comments in the complaints to the FCC are entertaining to read, but they also make me fear for our country's future.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I agree with most of them. He hurts the cause.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Interesting reading for sure, some very scary letters. What is wrong with people that they don't use the ratings though, they are there for a reason. That show was rated TV14-L, and there were so many complaints from people watching with very young children. Duh! If I was so inclined to watch with my young children (which I wasn't), I would DVR and preview it.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:28 PM
 
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"Lambert was a "dangerous gay male" who should have been "denied...his rights as a human being," one viewer wrote."

What the **** does THAT mean?
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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I agree with most of them. He hurts the cause.
"The cause" isn't even the point here. It's about freedom of expression, and the reactions from people who aren't comfortable with Lambert's type of artistic expression. I don't see him as a representative of all homosexuals. I can't imagine why anyone would. It wouldn't make sense to do that.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:30 PM
 
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Lambert is scummy as expected.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Interesting reading for sure, some very scary letters. What is wrong with people that they don't use the ratings though, they are there for a reason. That show was rated TV14-L, and there were so many complaints from people watching with very young children. Duh! If I was so inclined to watch with my young children (which I wasn't), I would DVR and preview it.
I totally agree. One of the letters actually said, "Shouldn't there be a ratings system?!" Duh. There is a ratings system. Some people are just too clueless to use it. They want everything on TV to be dumbed down to the point where it's safe for a 5-year-old.

As a conservative would say, maybe they should take some personal responsibility. As parents, they should check the rating for a TV program before allowing their children to watch it.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:33 PM
 
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I totally agree. One of the letters actually said, "Shouldn't there be a ratings system?!" Duh. There is a ratings system. Some people are just too clueless to use it. They want everyone on TV to be dumbed down to the point where it's "safe" for a 5-year-old.

As a conservative would say, maybe they should take some personal responsibility. As parents, they should check the rating for a TV program before allowing their children to watch it.

Lambert's repulsive gay porno act was impromptu. It's rather hard to screen for that.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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"Lambert was a "dangerous gay male" who should have been "denied...his rights as a human being," one viewer wrote."

What the **** does THAT mean?

My guess is that person doesn't think there is a "safe" gay male.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:34 PM
 
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"The cause" isn't even the point here. It's about freedom of expression, and the reactions from people who aren't comfortable with Lambert's type of artistic expression. I don't see him as a representative of all homosexuals. I can't imagine why anyone would. It wouldn't make sense to do that.
What kind of "artistic expression" took place in his performance?

And, we are still dealing with homophobic, judgmental people out there. A gay performer - or any gay individual in the spotlight - is going to be held up as an example for us all. You should know that. It's the same with any other minority.
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