After it was announced over the weekend that the American Idolalum had been selected to sing at Singapore's Celebrate 2016 concert on New Year's Eve, thousands of people throughout the country singed a petition to keep Adam out.
In a blatantly homophobic move, 20,065 people voted to keep the Queen guest singer away from the televised event due to his show's high "probability of lewd acts on a public platform."
Thankfully, not everyone in the country is as hateful, because a counter petition on the same website managed to rake in 24,742 names — in two days' less time!
Adam addressed the equality-based scandal over the weekend, assuring his Singaporean fans that his act would be clean, saying:
"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."
While we don't love that Adam feels he has to adhere to his detractors' inane demands, we are glad there were more people raising a positive voice during the controversy.