20,000 People Sign Anti-Gay Petition To Stop Adam Lambert’s New Year’s Eve Singapore Show
A petition was recently curated by a group of reported “concerned citizens” looking to prevent Adam Lambert from headlining a televised New Year’s Eve 2016 concert in Singapore.
The appeal has thus received 20,000+ signatures from the country’s opposing community: “We urge the organizers of Countdown 2016 to recognize and respect the values of the majority of Singapore that has voiced its desire to preserve our nations’s fiber. Allowing Adam Lambert to perform as the star of Countdown 2016 shows disregard for the values of a majority of family-centric Singaporeans who have consistently resisted the promotion of western liberal ideas about family values and societal models.”
To put it shortly, the petition does not want to break Singapore’s traditional and homophobic ideologies — which will be reportedly tainted if the “Another Lonely Night” singer performs how he usually does at his concerts (they reference the 2009 American Music Awards performance where Lambert kisses a male).
The artist, who isn’t backing down, linked to a fan-created counter petition on Warner Music Singapore’s Facebook page that is now closed with over 24,000 signatures. “I am a uniter, not a divider, and I believe in celebrating the human heart and spirit. I have put together an entirely new show experience for my fans that is kicking off in Singapore,” he states. View his post below.
Fighting Homophobia one song at a time.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) November 27, 2015
[via Digital Spy]