Adam Lambert is performing in Malaysia this Thursday as part of his tour, and it’s creating quite the controversy. Homosexuality is illegal in the country, and as you know, Lambert has become somewhat of a poster child for openly gay artists.
But, according to reports, Lambert is promising to tone down his show as not to offend the Muslims party, who is protesting his show.
A youth leader in the party told Reuters that 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.”
The party said it plans to send many of its members to protest the concert.
The Pan Malaysian Islamic Party has protested numerous shows in Malaysia in recent years, including performances by Rihanna, Beyonce and Gwen Stefani. In May their protest of a Pitbull show had to be broken up by police.
Nevertheless, Lambert vows to tone down the show. He tweeted, "While I don't believe that my glamnation tour is in any way offensive I have agreed to make a few minor adjustments out of respect for the Malaysian government. Looking forward to a fun show.”
"Does my show 'promote the gay lifestyle'?" he continued. "It promotes living ANY lifestyle that includes the freedom to seek love and intimacy. Gay, straight, bi, young or old. It's all inclusive."
Plus, Lambert added, " What's THE gay lifestyle? There isn't just one. There are so many different kinds of gay people. We have a variety of different lifestyles. There's not only one lifestyle lived by straight folks. Generalizing...."
Do you think it’s fair to Lambert to be forced to tone down his performance, or is it the right thing to do out of respect for the country he is in?