'The View's' Sherri Shepherd tells Adam Lambert defenders to get off her Twitter

lambert_290.jpgThough ABC canceled several scheduled Adam Lambert appearances after his controversial American Music Awards performance, the "American Idol" runner-up is not banned from the network.

Lambert will appear on "The View" this Thursday (Dec. 10), the morning after he's profiled on Barbara Walters' "10 Most Fascinating People of 2009" special.

His appearance will be taped because, as Walters explains in the clip below, people seem to be afraid of what he might do when he performs.

However, many of the singer's fans seem to be afraid of what "The View" co-hosts might do when Adam sits down with them ... specifically the more conservative panelists.

According to Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd, their Twitter accounts have been inundated with messages from Lambert supporters after his upcoming "View" appearance was announced.

Apparently "Don't be mean to Adam!" was the common theme. But Shepherd says she was unfairly accused of being homophobic, presumably because she had expressed disapproval of his sexually charged act at the AMAs.

"[My opinion of what he did on stage] had nothin' to do with [Adam being gay]," Shepherd insisted on Monday's episode of "The View." "I would have a problem if I saw Madonna grinding some head in her crotch. Janet [Jackson], I mean when her boob fell open, I had just come from church with my nephews! I was [outraged]. So it had nothing to do with [Adam being gay]. I didn't like it and everybody just bombarded my Twitter. Get off of me!"

See for yourself...

So, thoughts?

Should Lambert fans leave Sherri and Elisabeth alone?

Or do you think the Twitter attack was justified?


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