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Lady Gaga Cancels Indonesia Concert Amid Protests

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Lady Gaga is speaking  out after she was forced to cancel her concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, due to protests from a religious group.

“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.

 

 

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