She was set to play in Jakarta, Indonesia next month as part of her “Born This Way” tour but the authorities have apparently put their foot down.
Lady Gaga’s concert has been cancelled because Indonesian police said that they would not issue a permit. This was after a large majority of the Islamic population made a fuss, protested, and vowed not to let the provocative performer set foot in the country. The sellout concert was supposed to take place on the 3rd June.
Not that we blame them; Gaga has never been one to look up to as a role model. Perhaps it was her outfits:
Or it could’ve easily been because of her..”peculiar” behaviour:
Either way, it doesn’t come as a big surprise that her persona could land her in hot soup.
In an official release, Saud Usman Nasution, a national police spokesman said, “We will not issue a permit for the Lady Gaga concert in Jakarta. the concert will have to be cancelled. We will stop her from setting foot on our land. She had better not dare spread her satanic faith in this country.”
It was also said that Indonesia’s Islamic Defenders Front has mounted protests right smack in the middle of Jakarta against the singer, vowing to intercept her at the airport and ensure she does not enter the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation.
At time of press, Gaga concert promoters “Big Daddy Productions” have reportedly already sold moe than 50,000 tickets. We’re not sure how they’re going to sort that one out! Even an alternative location within the same country seems a bit doubtful now.