More than 11,000 Singaporeans have
signed on to a petition calling on MediaCorp to remove out singer
Adam Lambert from a New Year's Eve countdown show.
The show will take place at The Float
at Marina Bay in Marina Bay, Singapore.
“Adam Lambert is hardly the kind of
performer to send off our historic Jubilee Year or to usher in the
New Year,” the iPetitions.com petition reads. “His track record
displays a flagrant disregard for the sensitivities of his audience –
including whether or not children are watching.”
The petition was created by a group of
“concerned citizens, parents and individuals,” Yahoo! reported.
A 2009 American Music Awards (AMA)
performance included Lambert kissing a male keyboardist and
simulating oral sex. The controversy surrounding the performance
fired up Lambert's burgeoning career.
Lambert faced similar criticism in 2013
when he performed at a church-owned venue in Singapore.
“Someone asked me in an interview,
'Are you promoting a certain lifestyle?'” Lambert told a
Singaporean audience estimated at 4,500. “My answer was, 'The only
lifestyle I am promoting is one of love and friendship, music, joy
and fashion.' So whoever wants to be part of that lifestyle, yeah,
we accept anybody.”