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Muslim men shout slogans during a rally against U.S. pop singer Lady Gaga's concert that was scheduled to be held on June 3, outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, May 25, 2012.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
JAKARTA, Indonesia It's final: Lady Gaga's show in Indonesia won't go on.
Islamic hard-liners have threatened violence if the pop diva holds her "Born This Way Ball" concert in the world's most populous Muslim country, saying her sexy clothes and provocative dance moves could corrupt youth. Police refused to issue the necessary permits unless she agreed to tone things down.
Concert promotion lawyer Minola Sebayang confirmed Sunday that the June 3 show had been canceled.
He said, "With threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady Gaga's side is calling off the concert. This is not only about Lady Gaga's security, but extends to those who will be watching her."
Indonesia, a nation of 240 million people, was supposed to be the biggest performance on Lady Gaga's Asian tour.