Miley Cyrus’ Concert Banned In Dominican RepublicBy: Lindsay McCane - August 22, 2014
It looks like Miley Cyrus will be cancelling her September 13 concert in the Dominican Republic.
According to People, the Dominican Republic government commission, which oversees public performances, has made the decision to ban Miley’s performance based on morality grounds.
After the commission met, they issued a statement on Thursday regarding their decision. They claim that many of Miley’s performances “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law.”
Tickets for the concert have been on sale since July, and have ranged in price from $27 to $370.
This is not the first time that the commission has banned artists that play songs that they find vulgar. They previously banned Calle 13 of Puerto Rico over several of their songs.
So far, neither Cyrus nor the commission have commented on the ban.
Miley is expected to appear at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, however she is not slated to perform. Last year, she gave a very controversial “twerking” performance with Blurred Lines singer Robin Thicke.
The performance was so shocking that Thicke’s mother even commented on it. “I don’t understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do. I think she’s misbegotten in this attempt of hers. And I think it was not beneficial.” Gloria Loring said. “I didn’t get what her point was. It was so over the top as to almost be a parody of itself.”