Kissing a guy - albeit something he's jerked off to a bazillion times - isn't exactly the best move for someone trying to remake himself into America's kid-friendly sweetheart.
He goes the wrong way, and then he goes another wrong way.
He can't even sell out properly.
In addition to the "this is so shock-funny!" angle , and the "I'm making a statement/pointing out how uptight people are" angle , and the obvious, desperate play for some press and ratings for AGT his rep as a ratings-generator, I truly believe he thinks stuff like this will grant him some sort of patron saint status with the gays, and get him "in" with the velvet mafia.
"We saw you kissing Howie Mandel; here's a development deal!"
trying to be family-friendly: fail
trying to entertain: fail
trying to shock: fail
"winning over" Hollywood: fail
"winning over" the gay and lesbian community: fail
And I think it's anti-gay to use a gay act to shock/entertain/humor/whatever the fuck he's trying to do; it degrades homosexuality to the status of a cheap prop, like Steve Martin's arrow through his head.
He's 27 kinds of despicable and he doesn't even know it.
"He's so out of touch and delusional that he doesn't realize his entire life is built around extravaganza." - Benjamen
It was all an excuse for his cunt Wife to get on camera so she can update her IMDB.
I posted this in another thread, but it's worth repeating. The woman who's adopting "Grace", the cat who moved her kittens when Beth touched them, asked about her on Facebook because Grace got spayed yesterday. Beth replied:
Beth Stern: I'm at AMerica's Got Talent but getting updates every hour from her pet sitter! All is well! Headed back soon to see them!
Howard's repulsive and that hair helmet doesn't resemble anything human anymore. Please, someone, make him go away.