Petition to stop this singer from performing on New Year's Eve has over 20,000 signatures

Adam Lambert Sparks Debate in Singapore
Adam Lambert Sparks Debate in Singapore

People in Singapore are reportedly up in arms over pop singer Adam Lambert's upcoming performance on New Year's Eve.

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A group of "concerned citizens" have created a petition to stop the "American Idol" runner-up from his 2016 countdown concert on News Year's Eve, because of his "promotion of LGBT rights" and "sexualised" performances.

The online petition, which has now garnered international attention, urges the organizers to reconsider their choice of foreign performers:

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Lambert, who is an LGBT activist and "Idol" to many here in the states (and around the world), has responded to this petition with some words of his own. He says his performance will be "an entirely new show experience for my fans that is kicking off in Singapore."

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"My performance at Celebrate 2016 will not only be a spectacular one, it will celebrate the entire human family in all...

Posted by Warner Music Singapore on Friday, November 27, 2015

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