JAKARTA, Indonesia — American superstar Lady Gaga will have to terminate her sold-out show in Indonesia after a huge protests by Islamic community and traditional lawmakers, who said her s*xy clothes and dance moves will corrupt young people.
The permit for her June 3 “Born This Way Ball” concert had been denied. National police spokesman said.
Indonesia, a nation of about 240 million people, has more Muslims than any other nation. Although it is secular and has a long record of spiritual patience, a small activist fringe has become more vocal in current years.
Muslim Hard-liners in Jakarta have criticized the singer, saying the suggestive nature of her concert threatened to undermine the country’s ethical fiber. Some people threatened to use physical force to stop her from stepping off the plane when she will arrive at the airport.
“She is very dangerous for our young generation. She has even said herself that she’s the devil’s messenger,” a source said.
“We will not issue a permit for the Lady Gaga concert in Jakarta,” national police spokesman Saud Usman Nasution told.
Lawmakers and religious leaders have also showed their anger for the pop singer.
Gaga was planned to perform at Bung Karno Main Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on June 3. The show could be one of the initial stops on Lady Gaga’s world tour.
Lady Gaga’s Asian tour in progress from last month and many of the stops have sold out. The South Korean concerts were restricted to fans having age18 because of the protest by the Christian authorities.