Lady Gaga’s revealing costumes and quirky antics might seem pretty tame stateside, but in the primarily Muslim country of Indonesia, the singer is still considered scandalous. So scandalous, in fact, that an upcoming concert in Jakarta was canceled by authorities who feared the Mother Monster would corrupt the nation’s youth.
The city announced today that they’d denied a permit application for a June 3rd stop on the “Born This Way Ball,” citing the “suggestive nature” of Gaga’s previous performances. Gaga has yet to publicly respond to the cancellation, but many Indonesian Little Monsters are understandably upset.
“I’m very disappointed,” said Mariska Renata, a young ticket holder told the Associated Press. “We are mature enough to be able to separate our own moral values from arts and culture.” The Asian leg of Gaga’s tour began last month, and this isn’t the first time it’s run into problems. The South Korean concerts were limited to fans 18 and older, due to conservative objections.