America's leading television networks can't seem to catch a break when it comes to Adam Lambert.

ABC was immediately criticized by conservative groups after its broadcast of Sunday's American Music Awards, which included a performance by the openly gay singer kissing his male keyboardist.

In its FCC complaint, the Christian-based Liberty Counsel called the performance “outrageously lewd and filthy.”

The network responded by canceling a Good Morning America appearance scheduled for Wednesday.

A CBS The Early Show appearance filled in for the loss, but producers there have also been criticized for their decision to blur out an image of Lambert's controversial kiss, which was followed by unaltered footage of Madonna and Britney Spears kissing at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) called the double standard “unfair.”

“I would have hoped CBS would provide the same treatment for images of gay and lesbian people and not create an unfair double standard that treats our community differently,” Jarrett Barrios, president of GLAAD, said in a statement.

“The kiss was not blurred on ABC nor in news coverage on other networks,” he added.

The media's obsessive speculation about Lambert's sexuality, at, some would say, his own prodding, thrust the twenty-seven-year-old into a dazzling spotlight last spring. He confirmed he's gay in a May cover of Rolling Stone after finishing runner-up on Fox's American Idol.

Ironically, now that he's officially out, the media appears uncertain on how to portray him.

ABC has also been criticized for its decision to air a Good Morning America interview with the R&B singer Chris Brown after canceling Lambert's appearance. In June, Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, the singer Rihanna,