Lady Gaga has been declined a permit to perform in the world’s largest, and what Hillary Clinton called the most ‘moderate’ Muslim country in the world, after fundamentalist groups said her risque outfits and dance moves would undermine Islamic values and corrupt the country’s youth.

TELEGRAPH  Indonesia’s national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said the permit for her June 3 “Born This Way Ball” concert – the biggest show on her Asian tour – had been denied.

The local promoter, Michael Rusli, could not immediately be reached for comment. Earlier, he said it would be “regrettable” if police didn’t give the clearance.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting Lady Gaga, he said, with every seat in Jakarta’s 52,000-seat Gelora Bung Karno stadium scooped up – half in the first two hours of sales.

Indonesia, a secular country of 240 million people, has more Muslims than any other in the world. Though it has a long history of religious tolerance, a small extremist fringe has become more vocal in recent years.

Hard-liners have loudly criticized Lady Gaga, saying the suggestive nature of her show threatened to undermine the country’s moral fibre. Some threatened to use physical force to prevent her from stepping off the plane.

The chairman of Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), which planned to protest against the American artiste’s June 3 performance in Jakarta, said earlier:

“We will stop her from setting foot on our land. She had better not dare spread her satanic faith in this country. Her style is vulgar, her sexual and indecent clothes will destroy our children’s sense of morality. She’s very dangerous.”

Mariska Renata, a fan who had tickets to the Jakarta show, said: “I’m very disappointed.”

She said by bowing to the wishes of “troublemakers,” authorities only give them more power. “We are mature enough to be able to separate our own moral values from arts and culture,” Renata said.

Lady Gaga’s Asian tour started late last month and many of the stops have sold out. The South Korean concerts were limited to fans 18 or older because conservatives there raised objections.


38 comments on “INDONESIA: GAGA IS A NO NO

  1. She will never make any comments because she is too chicken shit to say anything. But she’ll have no problems making more music videos about nuns wearing lingerie and dry-humping gay men.

  2. Sigh, this sorta turned up on BBB- that Gaga was banned in Indonesia and rightaway mentioned a specific group, Christians in Manila protesting. Not a breath of Islam ffs BBC.

  3. The thing is, GaGa is just the kind of person who would call people concerned about Islam, “racists”. She would then fashion a burka from Halal meat

  4. Some of you are missing the point. The prevention of Lady Gaga’s performance is of political significance. She is being barred from performing in even the secular parts of Indonesia (sharia is only in practice in Aceh), this shows that the Islamization of Indonesia is underway because Indonesian politicians are too cowardly to confront Islamic supremacists.

  5. Why would Lady Gaga, given the type of performances she is noted for, want to perform in an Islamic country, or for that matter, any conservative religious country which would object to and be offended by her brand of entertainment, which is just one step short of a singing, dancing burlesque act?

    She just wants to make as much money as possible, but she should not risk her life and welfare.

    She should stick to venues that accept and are not offended by her type of entertainment. I am not a Lady Gaga fan, but I do believe she has a right to do her singing, dancing, and her quasi burlesque striptease act on stage — but she should do that in front of appropriate audiences that appreciate that kind of thing — not Muslims or any other religious conservatives.

  6. Turtleshroom, while I don’t think Lady Gag-gag is MY cup o’ tea either, I reject your premise and subrscribe to the “Don’t like her? Don’t go see her.” premise. I don’t agree with a lot, but unless it causes injury or curtails freedom, I support the right of those who disagree with me to, well, disagree with me. This “undermining morals” argument is pure bullshit. If you raise your children with a strong moral compass they will not be swayed by such foolishness. Censorship is a poor substitute for good, righteous parenting. While I’m sure you mean well, your frame of mind is no less incorrect and/or infringing as the Islaminals.

    • BJ, I don’t like Lady GAGA either. I just find it ironic that the way Hillary touts Indonesia as a symbol
      of Islamic moderation, this happens. Of course, I have posted many videos and stories of Muslims in Indonesia
      slaughtering Christians too, but they are quickly removed from Youtube and never make it to the MSM

  7. INDONESIA is part of the Crescent so what a surprise that HAJI HILLARY got it wrong again.
    Or did HAJI HILLARY just get caught in another lie?
    Maybe she should just stop pretending that she is anything but a TRAITOR.

  8. I despise Islam BUT I do have to agree with them on this issue. That goes for a lot of other “entertainers” also.

  9. The arguments made by the Islamists ate completely correct in my own, Christian worldview. Lady Gaga is one of Satan’s best representatives and literally embodies all that is wrong with America today, from slut behaviors to immodesty to gay marriage.

    I don’t like Muslims or what they do, but I wholeheartedly commend this noble and rightful step for moral decency.

    Remember, even a broken clock is right twice a day!

    • Forced morality is not true morality. Morality is only morality if it is freely chosen.

      I have no idea who this singer is but do you really believe if you forced her to stop her “slut behaviours” she’d truly be a moral person?

      I’m just as offended by the behaviours of some people, but it’s not my business, it does not affect me in any way because I don’t associate or interact with such people. Gay people getting married doesn’t affect me. Nor is anyone forcing me to be a gay, a slut or a gay slut.

      To me, people like you, are just as dangerous as the mohammadans, communists and socialists because if given half a chance you’d force us to behave exactly like you.

      You’re also one of the reasons the mohammadans are gaining such a foothold in the West.

      BTW, don’t you have some gay soldier’s funeral to picket with your Westboro buddies?

    • @TurtleShroom

      Christianity? Hell I see here more & more support for Islam coming from both camps of Christianity, and when I point out that Islam denies some of the most basic pillars of the Christian faith, then the conversation stops. Even Christians and Church-Leaders are reluctant to criticize Islam. One has to have a dialog with Muslims without judging them… Christians became spineless when faced with islam, yeah they will go after some small Cults, but never against Islam, that is out of the question….

      • CAREFUL!!!! There are not a few Christians who know better than to have any “dialogue” with Moslems, especially if they’re not leftist-corrupted “liberals”. I know a few, and the Protestant minister who really made a Christian out of me had positively ZERO love for Islâm, especially after a Muslimah wearing her hijab spat at him in a Western shopping mall merely because of the little cross he was wearing on his coat-lapel!!

        Yes, there ARE not a few NOMINAL (and even a few real but misguided) “Christians” who’re deceived as to the real nature of Islâm. They’ve even fallen for the trick of “Christlam”, which seeks to pander to Islâmic doctrine; however, all too often that’s the nature of Christianity – only when its people are REALLY well-persecuted and hounded do they really wake up!!! Once Christians do awaken from their slumber, you’ll be surprised how they can fight back…

        If by “both camps” you mean Catholicism and Protestantism, don’t forget the THIRD branch of Orthodoxy – and please let me assure you that members of all three “camps” in South-Eastern Europe are MUCH LESS susceptible to the kind of leftist poison you’re writing about!!!!

  10. WHAT?! You mean the arselifters of the Indonesian “authorities” didn’t go gaga over “Lady Gaga”!! Well, maybe the “authorities” banned her performance in Indonesia, but she must have had a few fans around amongst the asslifters; or the tickets to her performance that didn’t take place would not have quickly sold out; yet the Arselifters in power, as arselifters do, presume to speak for everyone in what is SUPPOSED to be a Free Society….BS!! I’m no fan of Gaga, but this presumption of an arselifter controlled government is NOTHING BUT BULLSH–!!

  11. Certainly no surprise here. Personally, I could care less for Lady Gaga’s music, she hasn’t half the class of Kate Bush (yea, i’m ol’ school, love Kate!) and I find her voice abrasive (Gaga’s). What is highly missleading though is Clinton’s past statement concerning the “moderate” nature of Indonesian islam. Everywhere islam exists, the current trend is towards a more conservative, ever-radicalising form, and this is global in scope. “Moderate” islam, if it ever truly existed, is on the run on all fronts. Indonesia is no exception to this phenomena.

    It would be dangerous for Lady Gaga to perform there, and indeed perform in any muslim country.

    • Randy – They are Moderate to begin with,then they shift the “goai-posts” once they’ve trapped them.

  12. Maybe if Lady Gaga had an imam raping a child on stage the kids could avert their innocent eyes from her indecent clothing and preserve their morality.

  13. I don’t care what anybody says: when you get past all the ugly costumes, hairdos, and makeup, Ms Gaga is one good-looking woman.

  14. Under the rule of President Abdurrahman Wahid, Indonesia was an ally of Israel, protected its Christian minorities, and fought an insurgency in Aceh which tried (and has now successfully) establish sharia. After Wahid’s death, he was replaced by weaker politicians who are content to allow Indonesia to lose its secularism.

  15. As an “oldie” I’m no fan of lady Gaga either. The description of “satanic” is a moot point, because a religion that involves so much injustice via sharia law – 4 witnesses required for rape to be proven; slavery legalized; discrimination against the non-muslim; female genital mutilation; horrendous punishments; scriptural incitement to violence; wife beating; execution of homosexuals etc. is a recipe for continual conflict and injustice – something “satanic” indeed.

  16. Irshad Manji’s ‘moderate Islam’ was just shut down in Indonesia.

    The police chief thought that Moslems would object to the word ‘moderation’ and want to murder someone…probably Manji herself.

  17. Vigilante, self-directed jihad.

    Taking the law into your own hands is NORMATIVE Islam, rather than an aberration.

    Read ‘Islamic vigilante justice’ as RIOT, MURDER AND MAYHEM.

    Moslems have a DUTY to murder blasphemers for Allah if they can get away with it.

    Allah rewards murder in paradise.

    Islam is completely INTOLERANT of other points of view.


    • Which is precisely why Moslems hate it all and ban it!!!!

      No music, art, science, even medicine (when it comes to groups like Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, the Talibs and al-Qaeda) are really allowed to exist!!!! Even the chanting of the adhan is NOT really meant to be attractive or musical!!!

      Islâm is an ideology of the extremest UGLINESS, drabness, hate, satiation of PHYSICAL (food and sex) appetites – it has positively NOTHING good whatsoever for the soul!!!!!

      • While I absolutely have no love whatsoever for “Lady Gaga” and her ilk, the very fact that ALL music including classical is unwelcome in Islâm is worse than inconceivable for me!!! It’s as EVIL as evil can possibly ever be!!!!

  18. why would anyone want to perform in an islamic country anyway. boycott, boycott, boycott . treat these inbred mutants with the contempt they deserve boycott every bloody thing they need from the west and i mean everything.

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