More than 16,000 petitioners have rallied to prevent singer Adam Lambert from headlining a New Year’s Eve concert in Marina Bay, Singapore.
The petition posted on ipetitions has the headline, “Petition against Adam Lambert performing in Countdown 2016,” reported Aceshowbiz.
The petition read, “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.”
It called the 33-year-old singer an “inappropriate” choice.
“Adam Lambert is an inappropriate choice and reflects a lack of judgment that could turn an otherwise dignified family-friendly event into a situation that is offensive and potentially divisive.”
The petition pointed out some “inappropriate acts” done by Lambert during previous shows.
“During the live American Music Awards 2009, Lambert engaged in sexualized acts, including kissing a male band member, on stage. Given Lambert’s unpredictability, and out of concern that he would repeat his offensive acts, ‘Good Morning America’ of the ABC News Network cancelled his scheduled
MediaCorp has not dropped Lambert, but it promises that the show “will be suitable for family audiences and conform with broadcast regulations.”
Lambert said in a statement that his performance would “celebrate the entire human family in all its diversity” and that he was “a uniter, not a divider.”