The sold out concert of American singer Lady Gaga, in Jakarta has been cancelled by the Indonesian authorities. The conservative Islamic protestors pressurised the authorities over the worries that the singer’s dance moves and bizarre outfits would put a bad affect on the minds of the attendees on June 3, 2012.
The organizer’s permit for the concert has been revoked by the country’s national permit. Sr. Comr. Rikwanto, a spokesperson from Jakarta Police said “We haven’t done a similar thing before”.
About 52, 000 seats of the concert were all sold, which was supposed to be held at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. The concert was one of the first stops on the Asian leg of Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Ball’ world tour.
But now it seems like the leg has already been hit by controversy. While in South Korea, the fans under the age of 18 have been banned from her show so as to satisfy the protestors. Jakarta concert ticket holder Mariska Renata while talking to the reporters said, “I’m very disappointed”. Renata added that they are mature enough to be able to separate their own moral values from arts and culture.