The singer was facing a petition to remove him from this year’s year end line up.
Almost 20,000 Singaporeans signed a petition to prohibit Queen’s latest front man Adam Lambert from performing in Singapore during the NYE countdown “Celebrate 2016”. Parents and people strongly against homosexuality were afraid that Adam Lambert would perform lewd acts live in front of their children.
They were also concerned over Lambert’s role as an LGBT activist, saying he engages in the “active promotion of a highly sexualized lifestyle and LGBT rights, both of which are contrary to mainstream Singaporean values.”
“Fighting homophobia one step at a time,” the singer wrote.
His reaction to the backlash has won the singer many supporters, who have praised both his bravery and dignified response.
The Queen singer also released a statement when he first heard of the petition, promising that his performance at the event will be low key.