Adam Lambert ‘Looking Forward’ to Toned-Down Malaysia Concert
Adam Lambert has decided to take it down a notch for the sake of his Malaysian fans—but he’s not particularly happy about it.
The American Idol fave—who’s scheduled to perform at Stadium Putra at Kuala Lumpur on Thursday—took to his Twitter account on Monday night to explain that he’d struck a compromise with Malaysian authorities, after the religiously conservative Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) called for the cancellation of the concert. (The PAS had claimed that Lambert promotes “gay culture,” in conflict with the laws of the largely Muslim nation.)
“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.”
With that said, Lambert went off on a bit of a rant, reflecting on double standards when it comes to evaluating gay and straight sexuality:
“Does my show ‘promote the gay lifestyle’? 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, what’s THE gay lifestyle? There isnt 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….”
One thing’s for sure; Lambert is one-of-a-kind, on pretty much every level.
Do you think it was right for Adam to compromise his vision? Should he even go through with the concert at all Share your thoughts in the comments section.