Skip to comments.Lady Gaga Cancels Indonesian Concert After Threats
Posted on 05/28/2012 12:28:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
JAKARTAAmerican pop star Lady Gaga has decided to cancel her Indonesian concert amid security concerns after Islamic extremists threatened violence if she tried to perform in the Muslim-majority country.
While the "Born This Way Ball" concert scheduled for June 3 was sold out of its 52,000 tickets, whether it would actually happen had been uncertain for close to two weeks after local police refused to give the necessary permit for the concert. Police officials had originally said they were worried about potential violence and didn't approve of the pop star's message or outfits.
The police, who have to provide security and crowd control for big events, had seemed to be softening their stance in the past week, with some Indonesians believing the permits would be approved if Lady Gaga agreed to tone down her performance. However, in the end it was the artist's side that decided it wasn't worth the risk.
"With threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady Gaga's side is calling off the concert," Minola Sebayang, a lawyer for concert promoter Big Daddy, told the Associated Press on Sunday. "This is not only about Lady Gaga's security, but extends to those who will be watching her."
While the Southeast Asian nation of 240 million has been largely moderate and secular through most of its history, a small and sometimes violent sliver of Muslim hard-liners has at times sought to block events and shut down establishments they think clash with Islamic values. Some of the groups think Lady Gaga's skimpy clothing and suggestive dance moves and lyrics shouldn't be allowed in Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.
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If she had naked little boys dancing around her, the islam faggots would welcome her with open arms. No Sh!t.
And hotdogs, real hot dogs on a bun. Just ask obama.
and as much as i admire her chutzpah i guess she is pretty raunchy and I just have no use for that.
We all know rad muzzies are uptight and way too inhibited but Lady CaKa is a bit too trashy on the eyes and senses. No loss either way. Why dont all gay marriagers take their honey’s moon to Jakarta. Visit the shrine of the boy Bam while they’re at it.
I don’t like Eninem, but I feel bad for him having to stand next to that thing.
“Why the hell did I agree to this?”
What’s wrong with thunderthighs?
guess Gaga is not as edgy or in your face as she thought she was...
You call those ‘thunderthighs’? You must like your birds with that semi-starvation look.
I love me some thunderthighs...mm-hmm
in my face...hmmm...
you have to see the pic in today's post, which I can't find anywhere now...
Jeff Dunham, via his puppet Achmed the Dead Terrorist seems to do a hysterically good job of it.
what did I say that was false? (#25)
“Can you really think of a non-sarcastic way to use the word infidel without meaning it as an insult?”
I’ll start my multi-part mini-rant by responding to this first: The word, printed in both Arabic and English on my tee shirt and ball cap, is not an insult, but a source of pride.
Onward: A good friend of mine is a Chinese man, from a merchant family, who grew up in Indonesia. The history of their barbarism to the Chinese there - who keep their economy afloat, except when they are all killed of and looted by the natives every few years - is chilling to hear about. If this is a “moderate” Muslim country, I’d hate to be in an extreme one.
Lady Gaga. If she is a lady. Typical clueless showbiz phenomenon, probably unable make the connection between her in-your-face deviance and her support for would-be political tyrants who would round up and liquidate her kind if they finally came to power.
She isn’t conservative, look at what she devotes her life and talents to.