ABC Gets 1,500 Complaints for Lambert's AMA Performance

"Adrenaline is a crazy, crazy, crazy feeling"

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    Lambert shows his love for his fans.

    The votes are in on Adam Lambert's AMA performance – all 1,500 of them.

    ABC said they received about 1,500 complaints after the ex-“Idol” runner-up’s provocative sexually-themed turn on stage at the American Music Awards on Sunday, according to reports.

    The network called the response to Lambert’s routine -- which included kissing his male keyboard player, flipping fans the bird and having a dancer stick his head in his crotch  while performing the title track from his new album “For Your Entertainment” – “moderate,” The Associated Press reported.

    Lambert’s crotch-grabbing incident was apparently to hot for the boob tube. ABC cut the scene from its Sunday West Coast Telecast, according to Reuters.

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    Lambert has refused to apologize for his performance.

    "Adrenaline is a crazy, crazy, crazy feeling, he told CNN afterward. “Some of the things I love most about performing is when you're up there and all of the sudden you just have these feelings, this rush that comes over you."