A Muslim woman holds anti-Gaga protest signs in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday.
Islamic protesters in Jakarta say Gaga’s dance moves and outfits “corrupt youth,” and they’ve threatened violence if her June 3 concert goes on as planned. In Manila, Phillippines, Christian groups had some slightly different concerns — they felt Gaga’s song “Judas” was blasphemous. But their protests looked remarkably similar — Christians in Manila held signs calling the pop star “the mother monster.” Protesters in Indonesia also played the “monster” card. Apparently hating Gaga is something these two often conflicting religions can agree on.
Muslim students in Jakarta on Friday.
Muslim men outside the US Embassy in Jakarta on Friday.
Muslim men in Jakarta.
Muslim women hold anti-Gaga signs in Jakarta on Thursday. They read “Reject cultural invasion,” “Infidel,” and in English, “Lady Gaga Queen of Demon, Lady Gaga Invite You To Hell.”
Muslim women held this banner during anti-Gaga prayers on Thursday.
Three Muslim activists on Thursday.
This poster says “Lady Gaga is a prostitute and Satan worshipper.” Protesters were throwing shoes at it.
Gaga’s manager has said she will not change her act in Indonesia, despite protests. This could be a good move — the protests in the Phillippines actually increased ticket sales.
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