[UPDATE on Nov 28 at 10.35am: As of press time, the counter-petition’s 20,000 signatories have eclipsed the number of signatories of the anti-Lambert petition, at close to 17,000 signatories. Our writer chimes in with her opinion on the double standards some Singaporeans are placing with the anti-Lambert petition.]

[Original post on Nov 27, 2015 at 5.54pm]

Recent controversy (it’s even on CNBC) has placed media broadcaster MediaCorp in hot soup over the choice to bring in artiste Adam Lambert to Singapore to headline Celebrate 2016, their annual New Year’s Eve show.

Warner Music Singapore has released a statement from Lambert himself addressing the controversy caused by a petition with over 14,000 signatories to remove him from the show:

“My performance at Celebrate 2016 will not only be a spectacular one, it will celebrate the entire human family in all its diversity. I am a uniter, not a divider, and I believe in celebrating the human heart and spirit. I have put together an entirely new show experience for my fans that is kicking off in Singapore. The Original High tour is based primarily on new material, and it promises to be a thoughtful and sophisticated insight into the pursuit of happiness and self-worth. There is no better time for celebration than at the moment one year changes into another, so I hope you will join me to celebrate the future and 2016.”

The petition has since inspired a counter-petition that has reached some 12,000 signatories as of press time.

Warner Music Singapore adds:

“Warner Music is proud to welcome Adam Lambert, a true artiste extraordinaire to Singapore, and hope that fellow Singaporeans will join us in ushering in 2016 with a spectacular night of fun-filled family entertainment.”

Photo: Adam Lambert/Facebook

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