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Julian.
May 27th, 2012, 09:42 AM
Lady Gaga Indonesia concert off after threats
By Arlina Arshad | AFP 50 mins ago

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Pop diva Lady Gaga on Sunday cancelled her Indonesian concert with promoters saying the security threat was too serious after Islamic hardliners promised "chaos" if she entered the Muslim nation.

The promoters had indicated that a deal was being hammered out to tone down the June 3 concert in Jakarta, but the US star's management had stood firm, vowing there would be no compromise to appease religious conservatives.

"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," Minola Sebayang, lawyer for promoters Big Daddy, told reporters.

"This is not only about Lady Gaga's security, but extends to those who will be watching her."

The flamboyant performer, who has nearly 25 million followers on Twitter -- the highest number on the social networking site -- wrote just hours before the announcement was made: "There is nothing Holy about hatred."

After the announcement the show was off, thousands of her fans, who call themselves "little monsters", sent a flurry of Twitter messages to persuade her to go ahead with the concert.

Earlier this month Jakarta police refused approval for the show after the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) threatened violence if Lady Gaga performed, calling her a "devil's messenger" who wears only a "bra and panties".

Big Daddy president director Michael Rusli said it was "unfortunate" that the show, part of Lady Gaga's tour of Asia that drew protests from Christian groups in the Philippines and South Korea, had to be called off.

"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," he said. "The cancellation is really due to concerns over security."

More than 50,000 tickets had been sold for the event at the Bung Karno Stadium, but FPI Jakarta chairman Habib Salim Alatas said the cancellation was "good news" for Muslims in Indonesia.

"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," he told AFP.

"Lady Gaga fans, stop complaining. Repent and stop worshipping the devil. Do you want your lives taken away by God as infidels?"

The FPI has about seven million followers and has been known to raid pubs and clubs.

Lady Gaga is scheduled to play three shows in Singapore this week. She was due to play in Jakarta after that, before flying to New Zealand and Australia, and then to Europe on her "Born This Way Ball" tour.

Indonesian fans had suggested that Big Daddy look for another venue outside the capital after Jakarta police refused to give approval, but Rusli said "this is a huge concert so it can't be moved elsewhere".

"Nowhere else in Indonesia can accommodate that many people", he said, insisting that the 26-year-old singer was "prepared to adapt to Asian culture".

The star's manager Troy Carter said in Singapore on Thursday that Lady Gaga would not tone down her concerts.

Disappointed student Agus Murdadi, 17, said he had been waiting for months to see his idol.

"I'm shocked. She's creative, not provocative. I bought a ticket because I want to see her dancing and singing Judas in front of me," he told AFP.

"I'm going to tweet to her to tell her that she should just come and not worry. The police can take care of FPI. I hate the FPI."

Another fan, Muh Fadli Firdaus, tweeted on @FadliGermanotta: "Sorry for everything, we still love you."

Ninety percent of Indonesia's 240 million people identify themselves as Muslim, making it the world's largest Islamic-majority nation.

In the past, pop stars including Beyonce and The Pussycat Dolls have been allowed to perform in the country on condition they wore more conservative dress than usual.

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Julian.
May 27th, 2012, 09:44 AM
GOD that last picture is so homophobic :o :help:

Sammo
May 27th, 2012, 01:43 PM
Muslims are even crazier than her :lol:

Gadis Desa
May 27th, 2012, 03:06 PM
that's why I want to change my nationality :sobbing:

Muslims are even crazier than her
I agree

ElusiveChanteuse
May 27th, 2012, 03:14 PM
Well, has there been any Muslim country that accepts Gaga with open arms?:oh:

Just Do It
May 27th, 2012, 03:31 PM
Gaga just tweeted about this. She apparently sold 50k tickets for her Jakarta show :eek:

AjdeNate!
May 27th, 2012, 03:43 PM
I love when religious groups are full of so much hate. Isn't that contradictory to what religion is supposed to be about? Are they that fucking threatened by a little girl from New Jersey? :shrug: Like she can take down everything that Muslim's stand for by singing and showing her titties on stage.

Elwin.
May 27th, 2012, 03:47 PM
queen of demon :hysteric: i can't.

M.S.F
May 27th, 2012, 06:36 PM
That's a shame.
I would be so angry if I was going to attend the concert.

Well, has there been any Muslim country that accepts Gaga with open arms?:oh:

If Madonna can perform in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates then Gaga can also perform there :p

Monica_Rules
May 27th, 2012, 06:45 PM
Religion = Evil

Religion is supposed to be about peace and shit. yeah right then you have this

ce
May 27th, 2012, 08:28 PM
Idiots.

Sammo
May 27th, 2012, 09:04 PM
Religion = Evil

Religion is supposed to be about peace and shit. yeah right then you have this

OMG don't generalize. Don't compare Buddhists to Muslims :o

Root
May 27th, 2012, 10:04 PM
OMG don't generalize. Don't compare Buddhists to Muslims :o

Muslims are even crazier than her :lol:

:rolleyes:

Break My Rapture
May 27th, 2012, 10:10 PM
Stuff like this makes me happy that I'm not caught up in such religious extremism. SO retarded, seriously. :lol:

Hashim.
May 27th, 2012, 11:16 PM
:rolleyes:

Exactly. He does not realize the irony in his posts.

McPie
May 28th, 2012, 09:37 AM
OMG don't generalize. Don't compare Buddhists to Muslims :o

at least we Buddhism accept her without any problem :p

ranfurly
May 28th, 2012, 10:02 AM
They don't deserve her,

Would probably be a nice change for the liberals in Indonesia to hear her strutting around in a shred of material singing about Judas than hearing the cackling of the prayer calls from the mosques.

That shit gives me the Heebie Jeebies,

Nothing like Church Bells striking for Mass however, music to my ears.

Andy.
May 28th, 2012, 11:50 AM
Religion = Evil

Religion is supposed to be about peace and shit. yeah right then you have this
Exactly... it seems to segregate people and induce hate and fear.

Sammo
May 28th, 2012, 02:46 PM
Woops, I'm sorry :oh: I try not to be biased about anything, but I just can't with Muslims :lol:

tennis-insomniac
May 29th, 2012, 12:05 AM
What I recent most from all the pictures is that they USE children to propagandize homophobia and hatred——That is sick and wrong!

antonella
May 29th, 2012, 12:34 AM
Religion = Evil

Religion is supposed to be about peace and shit. yeah right then you have this

'Religion' isn't inherently evil, it's rather those who are inherently evil themselves that misuse it that make it seem that way.

Sean.
May 29th, 2012, 02:46 AM
Woops, I'm sorry :oh: I try not to be biased about anything, but I just can't with Muslims :lol:

Wtf? Can I ask how many Muslims you know? 99% of Muslims are no different from you or I and utterly reject what extremists do in the name of their religion.

Just as 99% of Christians reject these guys:

http://www.byupoliticalreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/035738_Funeral_Protests_MDW-Medium.jpg

Your attitude is just as problematic as any. :help:

ranfurly
May 29th, 2012, 03:14 AM
Wtf? Can I ask how many Muslims you know? 99% of Muslims are no different from you or I and utterly reject what extremists do in the name of their religion.

Just as 99% of Christians reject these guys:

http://www.byupoliticalreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/035738_Funeral_Protests_MDW-Medium.jpg

Your attitude is just as problematic as any. :help:

I had Shirley Phelps Roper as a friend on Facebook! She said to me if I am ever in Topeka, to come and drop by :lol:

Man, I'd bang her daughters though,

Steven.
May 29th, 2012, 03:25 AM
I had Shirley Phelps Roper as a friend on Facebook! She said to me if I am ever in Topeka, to come and drop by :lol:

Man, I'd bang her daughters though,

omg she's batshit insane! I've watched so many documentaries about her and she always sounds so angry and full of hatred.

ranfurly
May 29th, 2012, 03:34 AM
omg she's batshit insane! I've watched so many documentaries about her and she always sounds so angry and full of hatred.

Yeah, there's heaps of clips of her on News casts, Got to admire her tenacity though, she certainly knows how to gabble on and on!

I remember one clip of her on the Tyra Banks Show, Tyra the silly tart tried to get inside her head, but just came out looking like a dumb mole.

They have a website for almost every country ...godhates.....com, god apparently even hates lichtenstein as well...

Steven.
May 29th, 2012, 03:49 AM
Yeah, there's heaps of clips of her on News casts, Got to admire her tenacity though, she certainly knows how to gabble on and on!

I remember one clip of her on the Tyra Banks Show, Tyra the silly tart tried to get inside her head, but just came out looking like a dumb mole.

They have a website for almost every country ...godhates.....com, god apparently even hates lichtenstein as well...

Tyra is such a rude bitch, the way she talks and walks over the top of everyone. Glad someone put her in her place even if it's Shirley. :rolls:

Their entire family is such a hot mess though. It's so sad how they can get rid of their family members so easily just because they don't conform to the family's values. I saw this clip of a girl maybe in her late teens early 20s and she seemed so down to earth until they started questioning the church's values and she did a 180. it's as if she suffers from an identity crisis or something. :help:

And then the children who's like "god hates fags" and "god hates america" and stuff and when he was asked what he meant he didn't even know...

they've got serious issues, I can't even with them...

Gilas.
May 29th, 2012, 08:44 PM
There was a small issue with her performing in Manila as part of the Tour. While the Philippines has small Muslim population (mostly on the south), it was the Christians who protested because they found her immoral and they also rejected her use of Christian iconography in her videos/songs. Good thing everything ended peacefully :)
http://news.yahoo.com/youths-philippines-continue-lady-gaga-protest-070601536.html

ranfurly
May 29th, 2012, 09:49 PM
Tyra is such a rude bitch, the way she talks and walks over the top of everyone. Glad someone put her in her place even if it's Shirley. :rolls:

Their entire family is such a hot mess though. It's so sad how they can get rid of their family members so easily just because they don't conform to the family's values. I saw this clip of a girl maybe in her late teens early 20s and she seemed so down to earth until they started questioning the church's values and she did a 180. it's as if she suffers from an identity crisis or something. :help:

And then the children who's like "god hates fags" and "god hates america" and stuff and when he was asked what he meant he didn't even know...

they've got serious issues, I can't even with them...

She's little Miss Oprah, apart from Oprah acts more white than she does black, and Tyra's just a little gangst bitch who needs to hide away and realise her best years are well put away/

Yeah, they shun them like nothing, I guess thats the price you pay when you act like your stuck in the dark ages, got to keep with traditions to make yourself not look like a joke when it comes to judgement.

Shirley had a kid out of wedlock I believe, :haha:

my my my, people in glass houses.

HippityHop
May 30th, 2012, 10:25 PM
She's little Miss Oprah, apart from Oprah acts more white than she does black, and Tyra's just a little gangst bitch who needs to hide away and realise her best years are well put away/

Yeah, they shun them like nothing, I guess thats the price you pay when you act like your stuck in the dark ages, got to keep with traditions to make yourself not look like a joke when it comes to judgement.

Shirley had a kid out of wedlock I believe, :haha:

my my my, people in glass houses.

Do tell us what acting black is. I really want to know. :confused:

Charlatan
May 31st, 2012, 03:36 AM
pathetic

u can see how these children in the photos seem to be forced by their religion gurus to come out in the public and hold the signboards. part of the brainwashing process

gaga said it best 'There is nothing holy about Hatred'

HippityHop
May 31st, 2012, 01:56 PM
There was a small issue with her performing in Manila as part of the Tour. While the Philippines has small Muslim population (mostly on the south), it was the Christians who protested because they found her immoral and they also rejected her use of Christian iconography in her videos/songs. Good thing everything ended peacefully :)
http://news.yahoo.com/youths-philippines-continue-lady-gaga-protest-070601536.html

That's not really a surprise. Most people know that they can insult Christians any way they want and get away with it.

What I'm waiting for is her use of the Koran or Mohammed as a prop in her show. And it doesn't even have to be in a predominantly Muslim country. Then I'll applaud her for taking a truly courageous stand against the evil of religion. :devil:

ranfurly
May 31st, 2012, 10:48 PM
Do tell us what acting black is. I really want to know. :confused:

That's Nice.

JoellHamby
Oct 24th, 2013, 01:48 AM
this album is so frikkin amazing....even though I love her completely she does have tunes I don't like...but on this album I swear every song just slays me....she is so talented...this will truly be album and record of the year....GRAMMIES BABY.....play it with earphones and just zone into mother monster.....