“There is nothing Holy about hatred,” Gaga tweeted Saturday. “We had to cancel the concert in Indonesia. I’m so very sorry to the fans & just as devastated as you if not more. You are everything to me. I will try to put together something special for you. My love for Indonesia has only grown. #GagaSendsLoveToJakarta and all its people.”
News of the concert cancellation comes just weeks after members of the Islamic Defenders Front began protesting the singer performing in the city, claiming her “pornographic” dance moves and barely-there outfits would destroy the country’s morals, according to Business Week.
Members of the group, who called the pop star “a messenger of the devil,” claimed its supporters bought tickets to the concert with plans to stop it, among other things, leading Jakarta police to recommend that her concert permit be declined to prevent disturbances.
The “Born This Way Ball” concert, originally scheduled for June 3, had already sold out of its 52,000 tickets, according to Rolling Stone.
A representative for concert promoter Big Daddy said all ticketholders would receive refunds.