Lady Gaga’s concert in Indonesia has been cancelled. The controversial singer of such hits as “Judas” and “Born this way,” had been due to perform in the country’s capital, Jakarta, on June 3.
Organisers say they took the decision due to security concerns both for Lady Gaga and her spectators, after a number of threats from religious groups. The Muslim Defenders Front (FPI) – known for their raids on bars and massage parlours – had promised chaos if the star was allowed to perform.
They claimed they would be able to get 30,000 protesters to demonstrate against the singer, to stop her “spreading her satanic faith.” She also came under fire because of her very vocal, pro gay-rights stance.
While officially secular, Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. Promoters say the 50,000 people who bought tickets will be reimbursed.
This is not the first time Lady Gaga has faced such problems on the Asian tour. Already her convert in South Korea in April was made an adults only event after protests from Christian Groups. While her concert in the Philippines was met by protests by Christians who said she was blasphemous.
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