Rosie On Adam Lambert: 'He's Allowed To Be As Flamboyant As He Wants To Be'

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009  |  Updated 2:15 PM PDT
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Rosie Comes to Lambert's Defense: He Can be as "Flamboyant" as he Likes

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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: *EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE* Rosie O'Donnell poses backstage at NBC presents "Rosie Live" variety show at the Little Shubert Theatre on November 26, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic) *** Local Caption *** Rosie O'Donnell

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Adam Lambert might have been edited by the American Music Awards and canceled on by "Good Morning America," but he has a champion in Rosie O'Donnell.

"There's a triple standard, not only women, but gay people," Rosie told Access Hollywood Monday night at her Broadway Extravaganza at the Palace Theatre in New York City, referring to the controversy surrounding his AMA performance on Sunday, which was edited for the west coast feed of the awards show.

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"He's an out gay man and he's out in the world. He's allowed to be as flamboyant as he wants to be," Rosie continued. "I'm proud of him and I think he's a very talented guy."

Despite receiving some flack for the musical elements of his headline-making performance, Rosie thinks the "American Idol" season eight runner-up will go far.

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"I think he's going to have a huge career," Rosie told Access. "And I thought [his AMA performance] was fantastic."

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