After Yahoo! removed violent comments against Adam Lambert, an anti-gay group has warned against deleting all homophobic speech.

Yahoo! last week removed the comments against Lambert posted in response to an interview with the openly gay singer. The web portal said the comments violated its Terms of Service.

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.

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,” said Allison Palmer, director of digital initiatives at GLAAD.

Tim Graham, director of media analysis for the Media Research Center (MRC), criticized the move.

“There is nothing wrong with taking down comments wishing violence on gay people. Censor away,” Graham wrote in a post. “But would GLAAD also like to take down comments suggesting homosexuality is wrong? Anyone who follows them would strongly suspect that when companies like Yahoo! bow to GLAAD pressure, it's not just about eliminating violent comments, but all 'anti-LGBT comments.'”

“Could one suggest song titles like Naked Love are too risque for kids? This might even include comments suggesting a performer like Lambert is a screechy, egotistical hack – in other words, the kind of commentary Simon Cowell gets for canning Paula Abdul.”