Philippine Youths Rally To Ban Lady Gaga Concert

Lady Gaga maybe a world famous artist, but not everyone patronize her style. Mind those Lady Gaga fans; some youths from the Philippines are trying to stop her concert.

Renen de Guia, president of Lady Gaga concert’s local promoters Ovation Production says, “Lady Gaga’s fans and those who purchased tickets are aware of the artist performance and songs”. However, some groups of youths are trying to stop the world artist for performing in the Philippines claiming the pop icon’s music is anti-Christ. Biblemode Youth Philippines called President Benigno Aquino’s attention to stop the concerts on May 21 and 22, 2012. The

president’s spokesperson Abigail Valte said, the government did not wish to step in on this issue and leave the public to express their opinion in a peaceful manner.

This is not the first time Lady Gaga faced opposition since she start her Asian tour concert. In Indonesia, she was denied a permit to perform said Islamic hardliners “they are ready to die to stop Lady Gaga’s concert in June. Local promoters also give their statement in defense of Lady Gaga claiming, “those who oppose what Lady Gaga is doing


are not forced to watch the concert”. This only provoked more Christians and Islamic groups vowed to take action to stop Lady Gaga’s concert. In Seoul, Christian groups rallied during the pop phenomenon’s concert last March 2012.

The Philippines is one of the religious countries with majority of Catholics and Muslims from the Southeastern part of the country. The city government where Lady Gaga’s concert takes place already warned the local promoter to follow limitations and Lady Gaga to refrain nudity and blasphemy. The city government also ensures the public there will be inspectors at the venue during the show to watch that Lady Gaga will not overstep the mark. Lady Gaga cannot just say, “I am an artist and this is my artistic expression, but should follow restrictions so the show must go on.
 



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Last updated on 02-05-2016 48 0

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