An anti-gay petition is demanding that Singaporean broadcaster MediaCorp cancel Adam Lambert‘s New Year’s Eve concert, but he isn’t budging.
Signed by 20,000 people, the petition claims Lambert is “well-known for his active promotion of a highly sexualized lifestyle and LGBT rights, both of which are contrary to mainstream Singaporean values.”
Fighting Homophobia one song at a time.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) November 27, 2015
Nevertheless, Lambert has every intention of performing in the gala.
In a statement via Warner Music Singapore, he says, “My performance at Celebrate 2016 will not only be a spectacular one, it will celebrate the entire human family in all its diversity.”
@adamlambert We are all with you, song by song, against stupidity! You will always be welcome here in Italy
— Queen Forever Blog (@Queen4everBlog) November 27, 2015
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.”
There’s a counter-petition that already has over 25,000 signatures.
“The opposing petition have lost,” the event’s organizers wrote. “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.”
h/t: Gay Star News