'Why does dangdut get a pass but Gaga doesn't?': Maia
Maia Estianty: Indonesian Pop Singer and talented music producer. (Kompas/Banar Fil Ardhi)
Pop singer and talented music producer Maia Estianty acknowledged that she was still disappointed that the US pop singer Lady Gaga’s June 3 concert had been canceled, citing there were more “vulgar” and “erotic” scenes being displayed by many Dangdut singers here, but they are still allowed to perform.
"Lots of dangdut concerts are more racy [than Gaga's performances], and yet people have no problem with them," Maia said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.
Speaking of Gaga herself, Maia said that she supported Gaga's attitude in the face of her canceled performance.
"Even though she was rejected in Indonesia, she still respects Indonesian culture," Maia said.
Gaga, who has expressed her devastation over the cancellation of her Jakarta concert via her Twitter account, @ladygaga, paid a tribute to her Indonesian fans at her Singaporean concert on Tuesday.
She asked the Singapore audience to shout: “You were born this way, Indonesia!” twice while holding a mini placard reading “We love Indo”.
“I just want you to do something special for me, okay? I can’t go to Indonesia this year; we all know why. So, to make Indonesian “Little Monsters” happy … put your paws up in the name of compassion,” she said in the video, uploaded by YouTube user 123teevee on Tuesday. (png/dic)
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