Nearly 20,000 people have signed a petition in conservative Singapore to ban openly gay Adam Lambert from performing on New Years Eve. At the same time, a pro-Adam petition has launched, trying to fight hate!
A conservative group has petitioned everyone involved in Adam Lambert‘s upcoming New Years Eve concert at Singapore’s The Float at Marina Bay — all of the events organizers, and even the Singaporean government! The nearly 20,000 detractors are livid that an openly gay man would be invited to perform on a televised program — and they’re not going to let it happen without a fight! Poor Adam!
What do they have against Adam? Apparently, their ire stems from seeing Adam kiss a guy live onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards. In addition, his most recent video, “Another Lonely Night,” featured female showgirls and male strippers having some fun — not okay in the eyes of the conservative protestors. You can buy Adam’s album HERE if you disagree!
“Adam Lambert is hardly the kind of performer to send off our historic Jubilee Year or to usher in the New Year,” the petition reads. “His track record displays a flagrant disregard for the sensitivities of his audience – including whether or not children are watching. Singaporeans can enjoy a good show without their consciences being affronted by lewd acts in the name of entertainment. In addition, a simple online search would reveal that he is well-known for his active promotion of a highly sexualized lifestyle and LGBT rights, both of which are contrary to mainstream Singaporean values.
“Countdown 2016 is our annual iconic, public event for Singaporeans to come together to celebrate New Year’s Eve, as one. 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.”
No worries, though. State TV company Mediacorp insisted that Adam will be performing on NYE, and that the broadcast will be suitable for all families to watch and enjoy.
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