Indonesia Says No To Lady Gaga Concert
By Mack Rawden 2012-05-15 10:07:22
Lady Gaga might have some powerful little monsters, but it appears they’re no match for three Islamic groups, at least in Jakarta. The singer was planning to play a concert for forty thousand Indonesian fans on June 3rd, but over the past few days, her detractors have grown louder and louder.
According to Reuters, a spokesman for the National Police issued a statement today saying the organization has decided not to extend Lady Gaga a permit for the concert. The official reason given was security concerns, though it’s unclear whether the government was worried about physical threats or more of a backlash for allowing what many would perceive as debaucherous.
No country on Earth has more Muslims than Indonesia, though the country also features a strong population of Christians, Buddhists and Hindus. Religion, as a whole, is very important to the residents, and many likely wouldn’t have enjoyed the pop singer’s sultry style. Here’s what the Islamic Defender Front had to say…
"She's a vulgar singer who wears only panties and a bra when she sings and she stated she is the envoy of the devil's child and that she will spread satanic teaching."
More than thirty thousand concert tickets had already been sold to the event. Refunds will be offered, and not surprisingly, no potential make-up date is even being considered. World tours might be a great way to play to large crowds, but now and again, bands and singers have to deal with unexpected issues like this.