Lady Gaga Cancels Concert in Muslim Indonesia After Death Threats (Video)
“Go to hell, Lady Gaga!”
Indonesian Islamic hardliners, chanting “Go to hell, Lady Gaga,” stage a protest against US pop diva’s scheduled Jakarta concert, outside the US embassy, on May 25. Lady Gaga’s show has been cancelled, her promoters announced on Sunday, after Islamic hardliners threatened “chaos” if she entered the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. (AFP)
Indonesia is a moderate Muslim country.
Lady Gaga cancelled her concert in Muslim Indonesia after receiving death threats.
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.”