Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel her biggest Asia gig due to threats by Islamic extremists.
Lady Gaga has called off her Jakarta gig due to threats. Copyright [Rex]
The kooky singer has called off the Jakarta date of her ‘Born This Way’ tour after religious extremists threatened to cause chaos if she entered the country.
The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) call Lady Gaga a “devil’s messenger” and say her provocative dance moves and sexy clothes will corrupt the youth of the country.
Despite efforts to go through with the gig, the American songstress’ management released a statement today confirming the June 3 concert had been cancelled.
Minola Sebayang, lawyer for promoter Big Daddy Promotion said: “Lady Gaga’s management has considered the situation minute to minute, and with threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady Gaga’s side is calling off the concert.
“This is not only about Lady Gaga’s security, but extends to those who will be watching her.”
Extremists threatened to cause chaos if the gig went ahead. Copyright [Rex]
Gaga herself tweeted this afternoon to apologise to fans, posting: “We had to cancel the concert in Indonesia. I’m so very sorry to the fans & just as devastated as you if not more. You are everything to me”
She hinted at the outcome yesterday by tweeting: “There is nothing Holy about hatred.”
The show had sold 50,000 tickets, making it the biggest single date on her Asia tour.
Lady Gaga says she’s devastated. Copyright [Rex]
Big Daddy spokesman Michael Rusli added: “For the past few days we have communicated with the government and Lady Gaga’s side. The government has given support, but this is not about the permit. The cancellation is really due to concerns over security.”
The Jakarta chairman of the FPI said: “FPI is grateful that she has decided not to come.
“Indonesians will be protected from sin brought about by this Mother Monster, the destroyer of morals. Lady Gaga fans, stop complaining. Repent and stop worshipping the devil.
“Do you want your lives taken away by God as infidels?”