Adam Lambert: Too Hot for Malaysia?

Adam Lambert: Too Hot for Malaysia?-photo

Adam Lambert might be here for our entertainment, but that offer might not apply in Malaysia.

ABC News reports that Malaysia's Islamist opposition party, the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), is demanding that authorities cancel an upcoming concert by the American Idol fave, because he supposedly promotes a "gay culture" that's at odds with the primarily Muslim country.

Noting that homosexual activity is a criminal offense in Malaysia, PAS youth leader Nasrudin Hasan huffed,

"Adam 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."

Geez; swap spit with one male band member—and, okay, maybe an audience member—on stage, and suddenly you're getting banned from entire countries...

Should the concert—which is scheduled for Thursday—go forward, the PAS is threatening to call "as many of its members and supporters" as possible to preach to concertgoers.

Lambert is the latest in a long line of artists who've been targeted by the PAS for their allegedly inappropriate performances; in the past, Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne and Mariah Carey have all drawn the party's ire.

According to an authority at Malaysia's Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry, Lambert has signed an agreement to tone down his performance in accordance with the Ministry's guidelines.

Should Lambert bother going forward with a concert where he can't let his full personality come through? Or is some Lambert better than no Lambert at all? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

 

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  • Tommy
    Tommy

    I am living in San Diego but was able to go to Adam's concert in Malaysia. It happened to be the same time I was on a bussiness trip there, awsome!!!. Anyway, the stadium packed with 16,000 fans and they all loved him. It was 1 1/2 hour long and was so entertaining. Aliision and Orianti were not there! but I was happy to be there for my first show of Adam's amazing voice!!!

  • joe
    joe

    bur doesnt that country have a like of child prostitutes?

  • not a fan
    not a fan

    i agree, malaysia is a safe country. people holds protests/marches everyday in the world but that's not necessarily mean sh*t is going to happen. nothing will happen to your precious lambert..u worry too much!

  • Guest
    Guest

    omg ppl its malaysia, not afghanistan or isreal or whatever. he's not gonna die. In malaysia we say a lot of things, but we dont actually do it. for all you know, those PAS protestors are excited about him cmg (in the closet).

  • b
    b

    I think artists should be appreciated for their music.NOT their clothes,looks and sexuality. And why did he kissed that guy? Because he want's some ATTENTION! He's a fame-whore! Just like everybody else in Hollywood today! i know .... american are getting really dumb ... "oh he's gonna take a risk dont go" ... seriously? he won't go if he didint hav fans ... he showed that he respect the culture while others dont

  • mora
    mora

    His Malaysian fans would be very upset if he didn't go. He can't let them down. The tickets are almost sold out and they are really looking forward to the concert. He has to go. Lambert wants to go dear, the Malaysian muslims don't want him there!

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    I think artists should be appreciated for their music.NOT their clothes,looks and sexuality. And why did he kissed that guy? Because he want's some ATTENTION! He's a fame-whore! Just like everybody else in Hollywood today!

  • joy lambskank @uownmyheartadam
    joy lambskank @uownmyheartadam

    Hell No ..Don't Go. For your safety. WE LOV E YOU! wow, at least someone has someone gets it on this comment section...cancel the show now!!!! Keep our BB safe from harm!!!!!

  • joy lambskank @uownmyheartadam
    joy lambskank @uownmyheartadam

    I agree with Baneria, his Malaysian fans adore him and it wouldn't be fair to them. That would be like the U.S. allowing itself to be held hostage by our most extremist factions. (Oh, wait ...). Like Adam said, he will be respectful of the country's laws, like any considerate traveler or worker in another country should be. I am confident there will be proper security in place and everyone will have a great time. It is a fantastic show. The kissing is sweet and hot, but all done in fun. From what I've read, they may have to adjust a few dancers' costumes, but it will be fine and the Malaysian fans will be very happy, I'm sure. ya right all it takes is one extremist religious fundamentalist to hurt Adam or worse...its not worth it...cancel the show

  • joy lambskank uownmyheartadam
    joy lambskank uownmyheartadam

    I agree with Baneria, his Malaysian fans adore him and it wouldn't be fair to them. That would be like the U.S. allowing itself to be held hostage by our most extremist factions. (Oh, wait ...). Like Adam said, he will be respectful of the country's laws, like any considerate traveler or worker in another country should be. I am confident there will be proper security in place and everyone will have a great time. It is a fantastic show. The kissing is sweet and hot, but all done in fun. From what I've read, they may have to adjust a few dancers' costumes, but it will be fine and the Malaysian fans will be very happy, I'm sure. that is insane so we risk Adam's life for a couple thousand fans - are u really telling us this- have you lost your mind! cancel the show- you go to prison if you are gay over there and they are expecting a million protesters- not worth it....

  • joy lambskank uownmyheartadam
    joy lambskank uownmyheartadam

    unfortunately Adam's most outrageous performance was his live TV debut in front of millions and so that is the image he now has but his show (which I saw) is not outrageous or raunchy at all (by today's US standards admitedly) I was much more offended at a recent Nickelback concert, sure its all sex drugs rock n roll you gotta expect that but they were getting girls to lif their tops for the screen camera's in exchange for back stage passes to "party" with the band. Adam's got some sexy moves going on but really its not shocking at all and he is great of course, I guess he kisses Tommy occasionally, not at my show tho. If he doesnt do that there is nothing offensive to anyone, its a really positive uplifting show with a really diverse crowd and whole families, like kids, parent and grandparents go. this is all political posturing and much ado about nothing. well can u guarantee his safety cause you can't and i am not willing to take that risk-his life and person is too important -cancel the show

  • joy lambskank @uownmyheartadam
    joy lambskank @uownmyheartadam

    on one side, i would prefer him to stay alive. on another, he has fans over there that love him. on the other side, I PREFER HIM TO STAY ALIVE! I agree the show should be canceled..its too dangerous for Adam and we should not risk his life for his fans...

  • joy lambskank @uownmyheartadam
    joy lambskank @uownmyheartadam

    Of course Adfam's concert should go on for the simple fact he has tons of fans who love him there and Adam will do wahtever possible to please his fans! But what is wrong with this world that in 2010 still thinks like this? Its not just there, in the US and other parts of the world there needs to be a huge change so that equality really does exist, right now it doesnt! Sad! Love Adam!! wow so you would say that adam should risk his life for his fans- really great...this is BS! i would so insane if anything happened to him - cancel the show...no amount of money or fans should come in the way of his safety...never ever!!!! what the hell is wrong with you people...

  • simplydiffer
    simplydiffer

    on one side, i would prefer him to stay alive. on another, he has fans over there that love him. on the other side, I PREFER HIM TO STAY ALIVE!

  • Female Randy
    Female Randy

    It is about the vocals. He can tone it down for the fans and still deliver a fantastic show. Come on people it's Adam. I just watch his AMA show again. I loved it ! Why does he keep being judged by his sexuality. Get over it ,close your eyes and listen .

  • LuvYaAdam
    LuvYaAdam

    It's called cultural sensitivity, people. Adam can maintain the integrity of his show, and dazzle Malaysia with his talent, while toning down the sexiness. He is smart, and I bet he gains lots of new fans simply by showing respect towards another culture.

  • Me
    Me

    Of course Adfam's concert should go on for the simple fact he has tons of fans who love him there and Adam will do wahtever possible to please his fans! But what is wrong with this world that in 2010 still thinks like this? Its not just there, in the US and other parts of the world there needs to be a huge change so that equality really does exist, right now it doesnt! Sad! Love Adam!!

  • SusieF
    SusieF

    I agree with Baneria, his Malaysian fans adore him and it wouldn't be fair to them. That would be like the U.S. allowing itself to be held hostage by our most extremist factions. (Oh, wait ...). Like Adam said, he will be respectful of the country's laws, like any considerate traveler or worker in another country should be. I am confident there will be proper security in place and everyone will have a great time. It is a fantastic show. The kissing is sweet and hot, but all done in fun. From what I've read, they may have to adjust a few dancers' costumes, but it will be fine and the Malaysian fans will be very happy, I'm sure.

  • Linda
    Linda

    He great enough without all the other stuff. Who cares if he's gay, good for him that he's that comfortable with himself and isn't afraid to let people know it, but again the guy can sing he doesn't need all the other stuff!

  • marie
    marie

    He will have to adjust some hip and lip action but his talent will come shining through, his voice and stage presence. Can't wait til he's on the plane to Australia. Glamberts worried about him.

  • Wicked Glitter
    Wicked Glitter

    Adam should stay out of that country. It isn't safe for him to be there. I don't understand why he was booked there to begin with. These people have fanatical views, and therefore cannot be trusted. Come back to Michigan Adam! We love you here, and if anyone tries to mess with with you I'll beat the snot out of them!

  • LisaW
    LisaW

    unfortunately Adam's most outrageous performance was his live TV debut in front of millions and so that is the image he now has but his show (which I saw) is not outrageous or raunchy at all (by today's US standards admitedly) I was much more offended at a recent Nickelback concert, sure its all sex drugs rock n roll you gotta expect that but they were getting girls to lif their tops for the screen camera's in exchange for back stage passes to "party" with the band. Adam's got some sexy moves going on but really its not shocking at all and he is great of course, I guess he kisses Tommy occasionally, not at my show tho. If he doesnt do that there is nothing offensive to anyone, its a really positive uplifting show with a really diverse crowd and whole families, like kids, parent and grandparents go. this is all political posturing and much ado about nothing.

  • Samara
    Samara

    Hell No ..Don't Go. For your safety. WE LOV E YOU!

  • Baneria
    Baneria

    His Malaysian fans would be very upset if he didn't go. He can't let them down. The tickets are almost sold out and they are really looking forward to the concert. He has to go.