Rocker Adam Lambert has reportedly agreed to tone down an upcoming concert in Malaysia, the AP reported.

Lambert, who came out gay last year on the cover of Rolling Stone, said he was altering this concert out of “respect” for Malaysian culture.

Officials from the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), Malaysia's Islamic opposition party, on Monday demanded the cancellation of Lambert's scheduled Thursday night performance at the Putra Indoor Stadium in Bukit Jalil, near Kuala Lumpur.

“Adam Lambert's shows … are outrageous, with lewd dancing and a gay performance that includes kissing male dancers, this is not good for people in our country,” Nasrudin Hasan, leader of PAS Youth, said.

“It's something I'm doing out of respect,” Lambert told the AP in Hong Kong. “It's just one little thing. Man kissing another man is something that [the] government really doesn't appreciate.”

“I think it's a tough decision to make, but to me, there are so many amazing fans in Malaysia that it's more important for me to be able to come and do my show there for them and entertain them and thank them for supporting me,” the 28-year-old American Idol season 8 runner up said.

Sexual relationships between members of the same sex are outlawed in Malaysia. People convicted of gay sex face possible fines, long prison sentences and even corporal punishment.

PAS has previously protested against the performances of other American singers deemed too racy for the Muslim stronghold, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne and Mariah Carey.

Social conservative groups in the U.S. protested Lambert's 2009 American Music Awards performance, which included Lambert kissing his male keyboardist.