Monday, June 18, 2012

Thai culture chiefs go Gaga over singer's "offensive" show

Thailand's government has hit out at pop sensation Lady Gaga for a second time in as several weeks by filing a police grievance over the singer's "offensive" use of its national flag throughout her sellout concert last month.

The Culture Ministry said Lady Gaga's use of the flag, tied to the rear of a bike whereas wearing provocative outfit, was "inappropriate" and disrespectful to its folks, a ministry official told Reuters, requesting anonymity as a result of she wasn't licensed to talk to the media.

Lady Gaga performed before fifty thousand fans in Bangkok on might twenty five as a part of a world tour that caused controversy within the Philippines and South Korea and prompted organizers to cancel her show in Indonesia once Islamic teams objected to her "vulgar" vogue.

The Grammy Award winner had already upset some Thais when she Tweeted to her twenty four million followers upon arrival in Bangkok her plans to shop for a dummy Rolex watch at one among the city's ubiquitous street markets.

The Tweet stirred discussion in net chat rooms and on internet boards, leading to the Commerce Ministry lodging a grievance with the us embassy, saying Lady Gaga was undermining its efforts to stamp out piracy.

Many of Bangkok's indoor and outside markets are renowned for selling low-cost replicas of coveted designer purses and accessories. Lady Gaga has created no discuss her Tweet.

The Culture Ministry said police wouldn't prosecute Lady Gaga however it filed the formal grievance to point out dissatisfaction.

The ministry has long been criticized for being overzealous in its censorship of films, music, TV and a few Western cultural practices in a trial to preserve the normal conservative values of a rustic that additionally incorporates a name for racy night life and neon-lit go-go dancing bars.

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