Adam Lambert is facing backlash over a Singapore New Year’s Eve concert as 20,065 people have signed a petition to get him axed from the show – because his performances are overly sexual.
The petition – which is addressed to concert organiser Mediacorp, the Singapore government and culture minister Grace Fu – says a performance by the openly gay Queen frontman is inappropriate and does not align with Singaporean values.
The concert organiser said it was sticking with Lambert, a runner-up on American idol who caused controversy during his 2009 American Music Awards performance when he kissed his male keyboardist and stimulated sexual acts with dancers.
Sex between men is illegal in Singapore.
“We urge the organisers of Countdown 2016 to recognize and respect the values of the majority of Singapore that has voiced its desire to preserve our nation’s moral fibre,” reads the petition, which was posted anonymously by a group saying it represented concerned parents.