Lady Gaga's Indonesian concerts cancelled after protests from religious groups

Promoters in Indonesia say Lady Gaga's concert in Jakarta has been cancelled because of security concerns.

Islamic groups in Indonesia have expressed their opposition to the concert, scheduled for June 3rd, demanding it be stopped due to her "vulgar" style.

"She's a vulgar singer who wears only panties and a bra when she sings and she stated she is the envoy of the devil's child and that she will spread satanic teaching," said Salim Alatas, the Jakarta head of hardline Islamic Defender Front (FPI).

Muslim protesters held signs which called the singer 'Infidel' and 'Demon'.

A Muslim woman holds a poster during a protest objecting to U.S. singer Lady Gaga's Indonesian concert, in Jakarta. Credit: REUTERS/Supri Supri

Concert promoter Michael Musli said: "Lady Gaga's management has finally decided to cancel the show on the grounds of security concern of personnel side. So, it has nothing to do with other rumours about a permit."

Dancer and Gaga fan Agung Kris said: "I am very disappointed. We were so excited. I bought tickets already."

Gaga had earlier tweeted:

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The Jakarta situation is 2-fold: Indonesian authorities demand I censor the show & religious extremist separately, are threatening violence

Among comments left on the singer's web page were messages including:

Reply...do not go Lady Gaga....very dangerous

– joanty99

mother monster ... please don't go its too dangerous

– FajotaKurtRylan

if I were U, I'll cancel the show in JKT, extend 1 day show in S'pore to invite the little monsters from indonesia

– StevanusWijaya
Christian groups in Manila also held placards to protest against the first day of singer Lady Gaga's concert in thh Philippines. Credit: REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco