HuffPo ran a story (I think it's the AP story) about Adam's decision to perform in Malaysia sans stage kiss, rather than cancel his show there. I was shocked at the comments that the story generated. I suppose it's just a handful of hateful bigoted people, but to see it in writing, at HuffPo no less, was disheartening.
And of course, some loser made the predictable "I'm sure he'd love going to prison" comment, but HuffPo deleted that one. You know how I love him, so it breaks my heart to see people be so hateful to him. I can't imagine what it's like for parents to see their child bullied or be the object of hate.
In a press conference in Malaysia yesterday, Adam noted the hate that he sees in the comments section of news stories about him:
"[I]f you go down into the comments section, there's a lot of hate. But you know what? If I focused on the hate and let it affect me, I'd be letting that hate win and I refuse to do that. I'm going to focus on the positive, focus on the love, and ignore all the hate."
Here's the press conference, in which he could not be more charming:
His Malaysia show was finished a couple hours ago. He blew the audience a kiss in "Fever" instead of kissing Tommy. All reports are that his vocals were insane (as judged by people who've seen video of every song in every concert this summer). Over 16,000 Malaysian fans attended and showed him love.
Update 2:20 pm Perfect commentary from peacevehicle via Twitter