When Adam Lambert performs in Malaysia on Thursday as part of his Glam Nation tour, he may face a protest by as many as one million residents.
That's because the country's second largest political party, the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party, has come down on the singer and his "outrageous" participation in the "gay culture."
In response to this charge, and that country's strict performance guidelines, Adam Tweeted that he plans to "make a few minor adjustments out of respect for the Malaysian government."
But he then followed up that mild missive with the following, more explicit statement: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 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…
Lambert, of course, is no stranger to criticism. He faced a backlash from the FCC and ABC for his racy performance at last year's AMAs.
Since then, though, the artist has toured North America and continued to push the envelope, much to the delight of his fans. Will he be able to restrain himself abroad, especially in a conservative region where the act of homosexual sex is considered a crime?
We'll soon find out... and will be rooting for Adam in all he does!