A petition in support of Adam Lambert
headlining a New Year's Eve concert in Singapore surpassed a separate
petition calling for him to be removed.
petition in support of Lambert received 24,742 signatures,
surpassing the original
petition which attracted 20,067.
Opponents of Lambert's inclusion
objected to his “active promotion of a highly sexualized lifestyle
and LGBT rights,” saying that both “are contrary to mainstream
Lambert supporters in their petition
“denounced” and “condemned the obvious sexual orientation
discrimination demonstrated by the other petition on this site that
is against Adam Lambert performing in Countdown 2016.”
Lambert fans also claimed in their
petition that the original petition was being promoted by Christian
conservative groups Singaporeans United for Family and the local
chapter of Focus on the Family.
“We think it's time these groups
truly respect all people living in Singapore and confirm they will
help stop LGBT discrimination by working towards accepting and loving
our LGBT family members and their natural and normal sexual
orientation,” the petition reads.
Event organizer MediaCorp has confirmed
that Lambert will headline the show.
Lambert says he's “fighting homophobia” through his music.)