It has been confirmed by a spokesman for the Indonesian national police that Lady Gaga who was scheduled to perform in Jakarta next month, has been denied the permit for the same. This ban came after a volley of protests from hardline Islamic critics that trashed the pop star for her “Satanic lyrics” that threaten to “destroy the children’s sense of morality.”
Protestors in the world’s most populous Muslim nation were enraged due to Lady Gaga’s controversial persona, racy getups and raunchy acts on stage. Rigged to be the biggest stop on her Asian tour, the 52,000-seat Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta came under security threat when hardliners vowed do go to any lengths including physically blocking the singer from entering the country if the show wasn’t
Fearing that handling on site protests would be a problematic, the local law enforcement reportedly requested for the permit be denied.
Protests in Indonesia came on heels of remonstration from South Korean Christian groups earlier this spring that were against Gaga’s tour as her “pornographic” performances promoted homosexuality.