We just chatted to Steven Tyler ahead of his visit to SA next week and he totally invited us backstage!

VOTE AND WIN: You could win an iPad Mini by voting for your favourite local celeb in the Channel24 Awards!

Lady Gaga fans stage protest

2012-06-03 14:17
 

Jakarta - Indonesian fans of Lady Gaga sang and danced on Sunday in Jakarta to protest the cancellation of the US singer's concert, local media reported.

Gaga was supposed to perform at Jakarta's Bung Karno stadium as part of The Born This Way Ball tour but she decided to cancel the show after a local hardline Islamist group threatened to stop it.

Fans gathered at the Bung Karno Stadium, with some bringing flowers to protest "the death of freedom of expression", The Jakarta Post reported.

Other fans, clad in black, staged a rally in front of the Presidential Palace, demanding that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ensure freedom of expression.

They performed a flash-mob dance and stamped their handprints with colourful paint on a large poster of Lady Gaga emblazoned with "Little Monsters' tribute to diversity."

"The cancellation was not merely an assault to our idol, but also to the values that she promotes through her music such as equality, humanism, diversity and compassion," Fia Rahmatia, founder of Gaga's Twitter fan-base @IndoProGaga, was quoted as saying by the Post.

- SAPA

Read more on:    lady gaga  |  music
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

Lady Gaga has never been one for dressing down, but the G.U.Y. singer took her strange fashion sense to a new level recently. Read More »

A galaxy of old and new pop stars has recorded a song to raise money for the fight against the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.