The folks over at Good Morning America finally came to their senses and have scrapped Chris Brown’s scheduled performance. Over the weekend, Zelda Lily writer Sarah Spangenberg reported that the morning show had cancelled Adam Lambert’s appearance in response to his controversial American Music Awards performance. To fill the spot, GMA scheduled Chris Brown.
Now, they have given in to the public pressure and reversed that decision. When will GMA learn what every Evil Beet writer has known forever? Have a stance and stick with it; it’s impossible to make everyone happy. In an act of compromise, Brown will appear on 20/20, minus the music and he won’t be allowed to plug his album. Robin Roberts and Chris filmed the in-depth interview over the weekend; it will air December 11th.
I’m not a fan of Chris Brown; I don’t think he’s expressed authentic remorse. Everything that comes out of his mouth sounds teleprompter-read or, at best, memorized from a script. So, for me, it’s more about action than words. If he wants to start regaining public favor, he can start by leaving that bow tie he wore on Larry King at home. That’s real progress in my world.
So, I know you all had pretty strong opinions on the whole Lambert vs Brown debate. Now that Brown has been moved to 20/20 without the performance aspect — he’ll probably get even more exposure than he would have in the morning — did ABC do the right thing?