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Gaga’s Jakarta show definitely cancelled

By | Published on Monday 28 May 2012

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Lady Gaga’s planned gig in Jakarta, Indonesia definitely isn’t happening.

As previously reported, there had been reports that police chiefs in the city had request that the singer not be granted a visa to attend her planned 3 Jun concert amid fears protests by supporters of the Islamic Defenders’ Front, which has branded Gaga’s live show as “satanic”, might lead to violence. But Gaga herself said that she hoped the show could still go ahead, albeit in a stripped down form (in which she herself, presumably, would be less stripped down).

But it seems talks to reach a compromise have not achieved the desired result, and this weekend a legal rep for the show’s promoters Big Daddy told reporters: “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. This is not only about Lady Gaga’s security, but extends to those who will be watching her… Gaga’s camp did not want this show to cause any harm to anybody”.

Gaga herself said via Twitter: “There is nothing holy about hatred”.


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