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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Liberals are such hypocritical p***ies.
Hopefully Miss Gaga will use the free time to develop a greater appreciation for the virtues of appearing in public fully clothed.
” While the Southeast Asian nation of 240 million has been largely moderate and secular through most of its history, “
I avoided Jakarta when I lived in Asia.
Hey , Lady GaGa, how’s the ‘’tolerance’’ thing working out for you?
Or am I wrong about the word KAFIR ?
I actually like some of her music. (covers head and ducks)
She does write her own stuff, I respect that.
She seems really intelligent.
She doesn’t party, and she will get rich off of those that do. She is Capitalist/Conservative, just keep it hush-hush.
I have heard every song thanks to my future bride (a 42 y.o. woman).
This is Madonna on steriods.
She is cool in my book. (ducking and running for cover)
Old news on so many levels.
This will be an interesting FR thread to see who is hated more, Muslims or Lady Gaga.
So they threatened he and she quit.
She’s The Undefeated!
With one F, that’s the Arabic word for ‘infidel’.
RE: Or am I wrong about the word KAFIR ?
Generally the word kafir means ‘unbeliever’.
A Muslim friend tells me that it is not meant as a derogatory label (unless it is used against Muslims by another Muslim).
Muslims, hands down. Lady Gaga will be gone and forgotten in a few years. Muslims will still be butchering people to show how much they love Allah.
Too bad somebody dumped a can a red paint on her on the way to the show.
RE: She is Capitalist/Conservative, just keep it hush-hush.
Capitalist maybe, but conservative?
Heck she’s openly FOR Gay marriage.
Totally agree. 1300 years of rape, murder, and oppression, or an annoying dike...
RE: Shes The Undefeated!
It wasn’t even a Bad Romance... too bad, she was on the Edge of Glory...
The word ‘infidel’ is, by definition, a derogatory term, by anyone who would use it in a serious sentence.
Can you really think of a non-sarcastic way to use the word ‘infidel’ without meaning it as an insult?