Lady Gaga’s Indonesian promoters have vowed to fight to save her show, despite police denying it a permit and Islamic hardliners threatening “chaos” if she comes to the mostly Muslim nation.
Production company Big Daddy reached out on Twitter to Lady Gaga fans, known as “little monsters”, saying it still hoped to find a way to hold the June 3 event after already selling more than 50,000 tickets to the concert in Jakarta.
“Little monsters, be patient please. We will keep you updated. We are still fighting,” the firm tweeted, in a country that ranks among the world’s biggest Twitter users.
But the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) said it would create havoc if Lady Gaga were allowed to perform in Indonesia, calling her the “devil’s messenger” who wears only a “bra and panties” on stage.[ ... ]
The police announcement spurred a flurry of criticism that Islamic hardliners have too much power over public matters.More...