Yahoo! has removed violent, anti-gay comments against Adam Lambert posted in response to an interview with the singer.

Media advocacy and anti-defamation group the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Thursday issued a statement commending Yahoo! for acting quickly.

“Young music fans should be able to interact and comment on sites without seeing violent, hateful comments directed at LGBT people,” Allison Palmer, director of digital initiatives at GLAAD, said in a statement. “Yahoo! did the right thing by taking immediate action to enforce their Terms of Service, setting an important example for other leading websites and tech companies.”

One commenter wrote, “It would make my day if someone was to do to [Lambert] what those men did to Matthew Shepard,” in reference to the 21-year-old University of Wyoming student who was brutally beaten and left for dead near Laramie, Wyoming in 1998.

Yahoo! stated that the company “does not allow content that promotes hatred against users or groups of users. Protected categories include, but are not limited to race, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. Yahoo! takes issues like this very seriously. We provide methods for users to report content that they believe to be abusive. Yahoo! reviews these reports and takes appropriate action according to our Terms of Service.”