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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She has more business acumen than most entertainers, I would say that is conservative....
That was hilarious. Gaga is a conservative in much the same way that Stalin was a cuddly humanitarian.
She is a great snake oil saleswoman, but that does not make her conservative. Algore is also a hustler, but I would not dare to call him conservative.
Who can blame them?
Business acumen has absolutely nothing to do with being conservative.
Zero, nada, zilch. Why do you think the wealthy are Obama supporters?
I too was surprised at how talented this young woman is...saw her sing with Tony Bennett...was amazed at the class act with a real class act. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, un huh that's her...is no worse than some of the haute couture designers for both men and women....and they all show some degree in exhibitionism - some fun....some sick.
She has no problem opening up her slutty mouth here and spreading liberal lies. They seem to be cowards when someone challenges them. Wussies!
HaHa, not. She is astute and intellectual, more so than most on this site.
I can’t believe I am defending her here. She is a smart lady. That is all.
Sometimes psuedo-Libs know what they are doing, even if they walk on the backs of others.
I give her kudos for her business acumen.
Flame away. I can take it.
I have read and heard her interviews; she is no intellectual. An excellent huckster coupled with shrewd agents and talented business managers, to be sure. So you like her “music”, that is no reason to sully the name conservatism by trying to justify your enjoyment by claiming that she is a conservative. She is what she is, a well-managed attention whore.
Have you even listened to her lyrics/songs?
You haven’t. You are judging a book by its cover.
The show is a show, How did you feel about K.I.S.S. and Alice Cooper, and W.A.S.P. way back when? How do you like them now?
That’s no lady, that’s a Gaga!
Sorry, mate, but I have listened to her music. Some rehashed disco and pseudo techno beats coupled with some passable lyrics. I know this is difficult for you to believe, but there are audiophiles you have taken the time to listen to her music and still find it to be annoying.
Yes, she has a shock-value show. Big whoop, if that is what turns you on, so be it. Remind me when KISS or Alice Cooper openly lobbied congresscritters for their pet causes. She sure as hell does.
‘I give her kudos for her business acumen.’
.....and there’s this...’THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY FRIEND...’ so maybe we can depend on her to give jihadi’s heck in the future’
That’s ‘cause droids don’t pull people’s arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.
Right. What we need in this counhtry are more intellectuals. Like Gaga, Madonna, Cher, Elvis (if only he were breathing), Bono, and other intellectuals.
I won’t remind you of Blackie Lawless then, or Alice Cooper...both lobbied.
Gene Simmons voted for the ‘won’, Jesus Christ on crutches....lobbied.
Who doesn’t freaking lobby? I don’t because I don’t have any freakin’ money....If you did, you would, so don’t take me there...
She is a personna; nothing more. Don’t take her to heart, she seems to disturb alot of folks. That seems to be the only way to make any money these days.
I am just a plain ole East TX. cattle wrangler and former musician. I can tell you when a duck is a duck.
Good day to you, and Bless Those Who Did Not Make it Home.