Lady Gaga Concerts Protested by Christian Youths in the Philippines

Group says it is offended by the singer's music, in particular the song "Judas," which they say mocks Jesus Christ. Performances, however, will go on as scheduled next week

By Peter Gicas May 18, 2012 2:49 PMTags
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Forget glory. Lady Gaga is on the edge of another protest.

Just days after Mama Monster was banned from performing in Indonesia following Islamic protests over her risqué persona, the singer was threatened with the same potential fate in the Philippines.

A rally was organized by several Christian youths on Friday in hopes of getting Gaga's concerts scheduled for next week in Pasay City canceled.

The protesters, in particular, had a problem with the "Born This Way" singer's song "Judas," which they believe mocks Jesus Christ.

However, despite the best efforts of the group called Biblemode Youth Philippines, the shows set for May 21 and 22 will go on as planned.

"Although we respect artistic and musical expressions, I won't allow anyone or any group to provide acts which may be questionable in a way at any venue under my jurisdiction," Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto said in a statement. "We reminded the producers of Lady Gaga's concert that the show and the event as a whole shall not exhibit any nudity or lewd contact which may be offensive to morals and good customs."

Meanwhile, the production team behind Gaga's show released a statement as well, stating "the performance of Lady Gaga will not pose a threat to the general public's sense of morality and conduct - especially the youth - as these groups have warned."

Gaga's Asian tour, which kicked off in late April, faced a similar protest in South Korea, where Christian groups insisted her "pornographic" performances promoted homosexuality.