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    Miley Cyrus Concert Banned in the Dominican Republic—Find Out Why!

    Miley Cyrus, Bangerz Tour Christopher Polk/Getty Images

    Miley Cyrus will not be twerking on stage in the Dominican Republic after all.

    The 21-year-old pop star and former Hannah Montana star's raunchy antics has spurred a government-run group to ban her from performing a scheduled show in the capital of Santo Domingo on Sept. 13, which would have marked her first concert in the country.

    The Dominican Republic's national entertainment and radio commission (CNEPR) said in a statement on Thursday that the ban was issued because Cyrus performs "acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law,"  local newspaper Hoy reported.

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    Cyrus, who has for the past year raised eyebrows with her sexually charged Bangerz tour performances and onstage (and offstage) scantily clad looks, and organizers have not commented.

    A poll commissioned by the outlet showed that 64 percent of participants agreed with the ban, while the rest opposed it, saying it violates freedom of expression.

    The concert was announced in June, about four months after Cyrus began her Bangerz tour, which a Dominican Republic tourism site had promoted as "spectacular" and "highly anticipated."

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