Lady Gaga concert protests were underway this week in South Korea, where the controversial singer's "Born This Way" tour is set to kick off. Conservative Christians aren't very happy with Gaga's scheduled appearance in Seoul, so much so that they've managed to convince authorities that no one under the age of 18 should be permitted to attend the concert. This is unfortunate news for underage fans who have been awaiting Gaga's arrival.
Protesters gathered outside of Olympic Stadium, where the singer was scheduled to perform. The groups claim that Gaga's shows are "pornographic", and that they promote homosexuality.
Reverence Yoon Jung-hoon, the mastermind behind "Civilians Network against the Lady Gaga Concert", has a lot to say on the subject. "Some people can accept this as another culture but its impact is huge beyond art and debases religions. Even adults can't see her performance which is too homosexual and pornographic." Yoon also claims that he will attend the concert himself in order to properly monitor the show for objectionable content.
Yeah, right. Pull the other one, Yoon.
Despite all of the hoopla, thousands of "little monsters" (read: Gaga fans) showed up outside the venue dressed as their favorite pop icon.
Given the extreme nature of some of South Korea's cinematic output -- anyone who has seen "Oldboy" can attest to the country's cinematic intensity -- it's kind of strange to see certain groups getting all worked up over Gaga. Personally, I think this is the sort of publicity that these so-called "controversial" artists thrive on. The more they protest, the more their kids will want to see her in concert. Just ask any parent whose kid has attended a Marilyn Manson concert.
What do you think? Are conservative Christians going too far, or are they justified in thinking that Lady Gaga could "corrupt" their kids? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Totally agree with South Korea trying to ban Lady Gaga...not because her show is too sexual but because she's shite !!!