Comments : Extremists win the Lady Gaga saga
May 28, p. 1
Fans of American pop star Lady Gaga perform in a flash mob event in Jakarta on Sunday. The Lady Gaga concert in Jakarta was canceled after weeks of controversy created by religious hard-liners who claimed her outlandish clothes and provocative dance moves would corrupt Indonesia’s youth.
Who said they won? It was her management’s decision to cancel for safety reasons. Otherwise, the show would go on.
While I’m sure we all understand the reason for most of the disgust at the people who forced this cancellation, the fact remains that Gaga’s “entertainment” has the artistic merit of a sewage pond. More to the point they are boring!
However, to those who state quite correctly that medieval attitudes drive the protesters, bear in mind that they are simply using religion as a reason for their attacks.
If there was no religion, they would surely find some other excuse.