Lady Gaga's Indonesia concert may be cancelled
Lady Gaga has been refused a permit to perform in Jakarta, Indonesia. The 'Bad Romance' singer was due to perform the biggest show on the Asian leg of her Born This Way Ball in the city on June 3, but has been denied a work permit by local police after objections from Islamic groups.
Boy Rafli Amar, a spokesperson for Jakarta police said the permit had been denied after protests against the singer's sexualised image, provocative dance moves and allegations she could underline the country's moral fibre.
Promoter Big Daddy had already sold 52,000 tickets, with a further 2,000 being made available yesterday (14.05.12).
Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world with 240 million people, and groups including Muslim Defenders Team and Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) said they would not tolerate Gaga appearing in the country. The latter threatened to ask its 30,000 supporters to forcibly prevent Gaga stepping off the plane. (...)