NEW YORK — ABC's "Good Morning America" is saying "no thanks" to Adam Lambert.
The morning show canceled the glam rocker's scheduled performance on Wednesday's show because of Lambert's racy appearance on the "American Music Awards" on Sunday night.
"Given his controversial American Music Awards performance, we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning," ABC News said Tuesday in a statement.
"Obviously, I respect their decision - they gotta do what they gotta do," Lambert said Tuesday in an interview with Ryan Seacrest. "It's too bad, I think there were a lot of fans who were excited to come see me.
"They probably had a lot of pressure coming at them from certain people who weren't happy about it."
While singing his new song "For Your Entertainment" at the awards program, Lambert kissed a male keyboardist, fondled a dancer and had another dancer briefly stuff his face in Lambert's crotch. It prompted many complaints to ABC.
But CBS quickly announced Tuesday that Lambert would appear on "The Early Show" Wednesday morning both to perform and discuss the reaction to Sunday's appearance.
The "Good Morning America" cancellation was first reported on TVNewser and Hollywood Life Web sites.