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Adam Lambert Responds To Anti-Gay Petition

Posted on: December 7, 2015

Image: Shutterstock

Image: Shutterstock

An anti-gay petition is demanding that Singaporean concert organizer MediaCorp cancel Adam Lambert’s New Years Eve performance, but he’s not letting homophobia stopping him from taking the stage. He’s booked to sing at the country’s Celebrate 2016 concert.

With over 20,000 supporters, Lambert’s critics (including antigay activist group Focus on the Family), launched the petition (now closed) so that people in Singapore would no be “affronted by lewd acts in the name of entertainment” as the openly gay singer’s headlining gig would be out of line with the country’s values.

In defense, a counter petition on the same website supporting the singer managed to pull almost 25,000 signatures. Lambert has every intention of performing and vowed that his set “will not only be a spectacular one, it will celebrate the entire human family in all its diversity.”

In a Facebook post via Warner Music Singapore, his statement continues:

“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.

“The Original High tour is based primarily on new material, and it promises to be a thoughtful and sophisticated insight into the pursuit of happiness and self-worth.

“There is no better time for celebration than at the moment one year changes into another, so I hope you will join me to celebrate the future and 2016.”

“The opposing petition have lost,” the event’s organizers said. “Adam is still going to do the concert. The only thing the opposing side has accomplished is embarrassing themselves and the groups that promoted their petition. This is a clear message to those people that their homophobic and discriminatory ways are not welcome in Singapore.”

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