Toned-down concert of Lady Gaga to be held in Bali

Toned-down concert of Lady Gaga to be held in Bali

Lady Gaga. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

"Lady Gaga is often contemptuous of religious symbols."
Bandung, West Java (ANTARA News) - The Deputy governor of West Java province, Dede Yusuf, said a subdued and potentially less offensive version of a Lady Gaga concert would be held in Bali.

"Personally, I would still refuse because Lady Gaga is not suitable for Indonesian culture," Dede stated here on Tuesday.

He said Indonesians must protect their culture from being tainted by Lady Gaga's provocative image.

"Lady Gaga is often contemptuous of religious symbols. She is also considered the devil incarnate," Dede added.

Some Islamic hard-line groups have objected to the diva`s revealing clothing, saying her vulgar show will corrupt Indonesian youths.

National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said the permit was denied for the June 3 concert. Concert promoter Michael Rusli had already sold 52,000 tickets.

The concert is one of the first stops on Lady Gaga's world tour titled "The Born This Way Ball", which is scheduled to run from April to October.

At Lady Gaga's concert in Seoul on April 27, 2012, conservative Christian groups rallied and condemned Lady Gaga for supporting homosexuality and pornography.
(T.I025/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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