Lady Gaga Facing Indonesia Protests
Lady Gaga is facing further protests on her tour across Asia after religious activists in Indonesia condemned her plans to perform in the country.
The Poker Face hitmaker kicked off her Born This Way Ball world tour last month in South Korea, but she was forced to perform in the face of a demonstration outside her show in Seoul after angering hardliners with her saucy lyrics and raunchy stage costumes.
Gaga is now taking the tour to Indonesia for a gig in Jakarta on 3 June, but she is risking the wrath of religious groups in the notoriously conservative country.
A spokesman for the Islamic Defenders’ Front (FPI) tells the Wall Street Journal, “Lady Gaga insults all religions. Even Christians in Korea opposed her. She is promoting the worship of Satan.”
FPI chairman Rizieq Shihab previously urged Lady Gaga to call off the show, telling The Jakarta Post, “If you want chaos in Jakarta, just continue to hold the concert.”