Lady Gaga Indonesia concert canceled due to security threat, apologizes on Twitter

By on May 28, 2012 in Asia, Concerts, Entertainment, Music Comments

The Lady Gaga concert in Indonesia, as part of her ‘The Born This Way Ball‘ tour was announced canceled on Sunday, May 27, 2012, amid security concerns over threats by some Islamic groups; which the Mother Monster also confirmed on her official Twitter account and apologized as well.

Protest in Indonesia against Lady Gaga concert
Image Credit: Oscar Siagian/AFP

“There is nothing Holy about hatred.” Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) tweeted on Saturday, who has now nearly 24.8 million Twitter followers, whose Indonesia concert scheduled to be held next Sunday, June 3 and reportedly has been sold out.

“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.” Lady Gaga tweeted on Sunday, with BBC News saying that the concert promoter will offer refunds to the 50,000 ticket holders.

“I will try to put together something special for you. My love for Indonesia has only grown. #GagaSendsLoveToJakarta and all its people.” The 26-year old ‘Born This Way‘ singer tweeted later, who is being set to perform in Singapore this week before moving on to New Zealand and Australia.

As noted at BBC News, Indonesia police refused to issue a permit for the upcoming Lady Gaga concert after various Islamic groups strongly opposed to her show, claiming it was too vulgar particularly her outfits.

“I think everyone including the government itself would have hoped that the show would go on.” Big Daddy President Michael Rusli, concert promoter, was quoted in a statement, with Lady Gaga‘s management canceling the concert after Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) reportedly to stop her from getting off the plane.

“But of course along the way we have to review all the planning and we have to be mindful of what is happening in the media, what is happening in Indonesia itself.” Rusli added; with Big Daddy lawyer Minola Sebayang noting that the security threat also applies to those who will watch the concert.

Apparently, the same Lady Gaga concert, which the South Korean government banned 18 years old and below from watching, pushed through in the Philippines last Monday and Tuesday (May 21 and 22) despite protests of some personalities and religious groups and accused her of being “anti-Christ”.

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