Singapore: Petition launched to ban singer from performing

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Over 20,000 “concerned citizens, parents and individuals” in Singapore have signed a petition to stop Adam Lambert from performing at the Countdown 2016 New Year’s Eve concert due to his “promotion of LGBT rights,” reported The Independent.

The group petitioned both the government and concert organisers, MediaCorp, and said, “a simple online search would reveal that he is well known for his active promotion of a highly sexualised lifestyle and LGBT rights, of which are contrary to mainstream Singaporean values.”

In response, Lambert fans started a counter-petition, Advocate magazine reported. The petitioners call themselves the “moral majority of Singapore” and “utterly denounce and condemn the obvious sexual orientation discrimination demonstrated by the other petition.”

The counter-petition received over 24,000 signatures in just two days and was closed on 29 November 2015 after surpassing its goal.

As of 29 November 2015, the original petition was closed, four days after it opened, with the group stating they have closed it in “good faith” after Lambert responded via Facebook that he would be putting on a different show.

Lambert is set to headline Singapore’s largest New Year’s Eve concert held in Marina Bay and will be televised live. MediaCorp has said Lambert will perform as scheduled and that the televised event will be “suitable for family audiences and conform with broadcast regulations.”

 

Sources

» The Independent – 30 November 2015:
Adam Lambert: Petition to stop singer performing in Singapore over ‘promotion of LGBT rights’ gains 20,000 signatures

» ipetitions.com – 29 November 2015:
Petition against Adam Lambert performing in Countdown 2016

» ipetitions.com – 29 November 2015:
We want Adam Lambert performing in Countdown 2016

» Advocate – 28 November 2015:
Thousands Petition to Ban Adam Lambert From Singapore Concert