Growing protests from hardcore Islamic groups have finally resulted in cancellation of Lady Gaga’s concert which was to be held in Jakarta on June 3. The mother monster has been criticized for her raunchy onstage antics and vulgar costumes throughout her Asian tour and has faced protests in almost every city. Irrespective of the fact that all her shows were sold-out, her bizarre costumes and provocative dance moves irked conservative sections of the society to the extent that they threatened of violent measures to stop her shows.
An Islamic group that has been discouraging the predominantly Islamic population from indulging in immoral activities, is said to labeled Lady Gaga the “devil’s messenger”. The group even threatened to throng the airport with thousands of supporters to prevent the singer from de-boarding. Taking safety of not only the pop singer but the thousands of people who would be attending her concert into account, the promoters thought it best to call off the show.
Needless to say, countless fans have been left disappointed and are in fact angry that the country’s security forces had to bow down in front of a group of radicals!