It appears Adam Lambert will suffer yet another blow (pun not intended, ok well sort of) due to ABC canceling his Dec. 17 appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Lambert delivered the news to fans via his Twitter page and added not to blame ABC but rather “It’s the FCC heat.”

The caveat to all this is the FCC doesn’t monitor programming after 10 p.m. If you visit the FCC website you will find the following:

“The FCC has determined, with the approval of the courts, that there is a reasonable risk that children will be in the audience from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., local time. Therefore, the FCC prohibits station licensees from broadcasting indecent material during that period.
“Material is indecent if, in context, it depicts or describes sexual or excretory organs or activities in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium…The ‘safe harbor’ refers to the time period between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., local time. During this time period, a station may air indecent and/or profane material.”

In a statement issued to The LA Times, an ABC spokeswoman would only explain the network’s decision to cancel Lambert’s appearance on “Kimmel” as follows, “We decided not to move forward with the booking at this time.”

So the question remains, how long is ABC going to continue their punishment of Lambert for behavior that was no less offensive than any other of today’s pop musicians?

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