Sri Lanka to Akon: Smack Dat Sexy Chick Elsewhere!

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Akon has postponed an April concert in Sri Lanka after the nation's government said it planned to deny his visa this week. The problem? A certain "Sexy Chick."

Specifically, a sexy chick who's feverishly shakin' dat booty all up in a Buddha statue's grill in the song of that name by David Guetta featuring Akon. Obviously.

Akon and Michael Jackson

More than 200 protestors in the city of Colombo threw rocks at the offices of Capital Maharaja, Akon's concert promoters, angrily reacting to the video Monday.

The mob - some carrying signs that read "Stop Akon Now!!" - broke windows and hit cars parked near the building. Four employees were reportedly injured.

"Sexy Chick," the hit song Akon recorded for Dave Guetta's One Love album, shows babes dancing all suggestively in front of this Buddha statue by a pool:

Images like the screen cap above have "triggered a lot of disappointment among Buddhists all over the world," a Sri Lankan government spokesman said.

Online debate heated up as well. The "We Hate Akon" page on Facebook has more than 12,000 members. That's both hilarious and sad at the same time.

"I was not aware that the statue was even on the set of the video until now," Akon said. "I would never desecrate anyone's religion or religious beliefs."

More than 60 percent of Sri Lanka's population is Buddhist, and "I myself am a spiritual man, so I can understand why they are offended," Akon added.

"But violence is never the answer and I am disheartened."

Akon gets spiritual in his "Sexy Chick" video.

In case you're unclear what song we're talking about, and feel like getting it stuck in your head for 72 hours (you're welcome!), it's the one with this verse:

She's nothing like a girl you've ever seen before / Nothing you can compare to your neighborhood hoe / I'm tryna find the words to describe this girl ...
Without being disrespectful!

The way that booty movin I can't take no more / Have to stop what i'm doin so I can pull up close / I'm tryna find the words to describe this girl ...
Without being disrespectful!

Anyway, whose side are you on!?

 

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Hannah, you're a buffoon. Why do you & other people speak about a person's religious practices when you know squat about the religion? It sounds to me like you are just a big ol' ball of racism disguised as religious righteousness.

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Akon's african roots are showing. Too many satan worshipping africans are just plain evil, and do levels of evil that others wouldn't think of doing. As they gain more money and power, they will use it to be highly immoral and corrupt. Akon should be stripped of something for putting lady gaga up to doing that mass poisoning scene in her telephone video.

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actual buddhists would never throw rocks at people and incite violence over such petty issues furthermore there are plenty of buddhas who are depicted in a yabyum position in sacred iconography too often (any) religion is simply used as another badge of moral superiority, the purest sign of unadulterated egotism - which is the antithesis of actual buddhist practice

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Akon may be a good singer but no one should insult a spritual leader. buddhism is not a religion but a mind healer. Those who practice correct buddhism will forgive this singer. May all be happy, and healthy.

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that statue just got SPRUNG

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Sri Lanka is just a Bhuddist Iran. Thousands are killed, more are interned and everyone else stoned.