Police chiefs in Indonesia have said 'no' to a Lady GaGa concert that was scheduled to take place on June 3, 2012, The Sun reports today (May 15, 2012). The Indonesian police force have refused to grant a license for the gig in Jakarta, despite the fact that promoters have already sold 50,000 tickets for the 'Born This Way' tour date. The Big Daddy Productions promotion company have not confirmed whether or not the date has now been cancelled and it is unclear whether or not it could take place in another city instead.
It's not just the police protesting against Miss Germanotta's presence in the country, though. Their decision is thought to have been influenced by a group of "Islamic hard-liners" by the name of The Islamic Defenders Front. The group had vowed to intercept Gaga as she arrived in the country and are said to be concerned that she would "undermine Indonesia's moral fibre." The movement's boss in Jakarta, Salim Alatas told reporters "She's a vulgar singer who wears only panties and a bra when she sings and she stated she is the envoy of the devil's child and that she will spread satanic teaching. This is dangerous."
The concert cannot go ahead without a letter of recommendation from the police but Jakarta's senior police commander said "We will not issue a permit for the Lady Gaga concert in Jakarta. The first thing we've heard from various public leaders is that Lady Gaga doesn't deserve the attention of so many people. They said her outfits are too sexy, indulgent and erotic."