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2012-06-18 15:48
 
Channel24 asked readers to tell us what they think about Lady Gaga's upcoming tour to South Africa, and many are upset because she is a "devil worshipper".
Lady Gaga's imminent tour to South Africa has elicited mixed reactions from music fans around the country.

The reactions came after the Pokerface singer's Born This Way Ball tour was announced by Big Concerts on Monday.

When Channel24 readers were asked how the they felt about the news, the excitement was mixed with a generous helping of negative reactions. Most of the less-than excited responses were from readers who believed that Lady Gaga is "evil" and "worshipped the devil".

'Not Jesus child'

Channel24 reader, Cheryl, said she was not fond of the musician.

"I won't be attending. Disappointed she is coming. Don't think she is a role model for youth. She pushes the boundaries too far. She will one have to answer for actions," she said.

Tony Lutz agreed with Cheryl that the singer was not who he was hoping would be announced as the latest artist to visit South Africa.
 
"As a Christian I would not go to her show. She has announced publicly that she believes in the Devil. I would have much preferred to see Bon Jovi in this country again! Anyway each to their own!"

Aletta Gert Von Benecke was more straightforward when she posted the following on Channel24's Facebook fan page:

"I DONT LIKE HER SHE IS EVIL AND THAT SONG FROM JUDAS IS ALSO EVIL SHE IS NOT JESUS CHILD I DONT LIKE HER I HOPE SHE STAYS WHERE SHE IS. PLEASE...DONT BRING HER TO SUID AFRIKA (sic)," she wrote.

Gay Hattingh, Catherine Sekati and Reesa Mehtur stated that they would have preferred anyone else but Lady Gaga.

"Well yes! I would definitely prefer if someone else would be coming to South Africa, I would love to see Adele or Britney Spears or Celine Dion, Rihanna, Beyonce or even Enrique Iglesias," wrote Gay.

"No I am upset that She is coming to South Africa. I would prefer somebody else. I think the singer is evil. And She is bringing all her evil acts here in South Africa," wrote Catherine.

'Has done more for charity than any celebrity'

JC Nieuwoudt was upset that Gaga, and not US rock band Smashing Pumpkins, was revealed to be the big act bound for SA's shores:

"I think we need to invest more time on bigger bands like the Smashing Pumpkins to come to South Africa. The band is currently touring in the next few weeks and moths in other countries like, Brazil, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Why is South Africa left out? Why did we host them in 2000, with a show in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Why cant we do it again this year? (sic)" he wrote.

However, other readers like Jacky Wilson were excited about the news.

"Oh people if you don't like it don't go! By the way Gaga (whom you call evil) has done more for charity than any other celebrity in 2011 and she supports causes like anti-bullying and the fight against HIV and AIDS...I will definitely be going," Jacky said.

Thabo Tshelane could not contain his excitement about the tour.

"We so excited to see her! People if u don't like her don't come she doesn't need u really...STOP JUDGING! Who are you to judge?? So excited, buying a ticket tomorrow!! I am lil monster! (sic)" he wrote.

* Lady Gaga is set to perform at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 30 November and Cape Town Stadium on 3 December 2012. Tickets go on sale at Computicket on Tuesday, 19 June. More ticket details here.

- Channel24

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