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Lady Gaga's Jakarta show axed by Indonesian authorities

Lady Gaga was scheduled to play a sold-out June 3 concert for 52,000 of her "little monsters" at Bun Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta, but Indonesian officials have put the kibosh on the show.

Lady Gaga was scheduled to play a sold-out June 3 concert for 52,000 of her "little monsters" at Bun Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta, but Indonesian officials have put the kibosh on the show.

The Jakarta Post reported that the potential of a Gaga concert in Indonesia rose the ire of several hardline Muslim groups.

As a result of the protests, Jakarta Police did not recommend that Indonesia's National Police issue a permit for the concert, a local police spokesperson told the Jakarta Post.

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Lady Gaga launched her "Born This Way Ball" world tour last month in Seoul, South Korea. Entry to that show was denied to fans under 18 years old. There, Christian activists rallied against the show, claiming her show was "too homosexual and pornographic," according to a BBC.com report.

The controversial pop star is focusing her tour efforts overseas this year, but North American "Born This Way Ball" shows are expected in 2013.

 

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