Lady Gaga concert to go on as planned despite protests
May 18, 2012
Lady Gaga is set to perform in metropolitan Manila on May 21 and 22, but a number of protesters are openly opposing the Philippines leg of the entertainer's "Born This Way" tour of Asia. The Associated Press reports a Christian group known as Biblemode Youth Philippines rallied outside the Pasay City Hall on Friday in the hope of having the shows cancelled. In particular, the song "Judas" strikes a chord with the group, as they claim it makes a mockery of Jesus Christ.
Officials claim the concerts will not be shut down as long as Gaga's shows observe the limitations and rules put in place for her performances, according to E! News.
"Although we respect artistic and musical expressions, I won't allow anyone or any group to provide acts which may be questionable in a way at any venue under my jurisdiction," said Pasay City mayor Antonio Calixto, according to the AP. "We reminded the producers of Lady Gaga's concert that the show and the event as a whole shall not exhibit any nudity or lewd conduct which may be offensive to morals and good customs."
Those who want to find out more about the show and the controversy can makes calls to the Philippines with international phone cards and discuss it with their friends.