Lady Gaga is under fire in Korea – and not even from the Northern half.
Christian groups in South Korea called on Friday for the pop star to cancel her concert there, saying it’s “pornographic” and pro-homosexuality.
South Korea’s government has already bowed to public pressure and banned people under 18 from attending, but certain protesters said that was not enough.
“Even adults can’t see her performance which is too homosexual and pornographic,” said Rev. Yoon Jung-hoon, organizer of “Civilians Network against the Lady Gaga Concert.”
“Some people can simply accept this as another culture but its impact is huge beyond art and debases religions.”
The singer’s hit song “Born This Way” celebrates the empowerment of gay men and women, something that many in South Korea, which is the second most Christian country in Asia after the Philippines, say is an immoral lifestyle.
No word if they’ve even heard the Lady Gaga hermaphrodite rumor.
The star has been in Seoul for close on a week as she kicks off her Asian “Born this Way” tour. So far, the backlash doesn’t seem to have fazed her.
“Nervous for tonight. Hope I make little monsters happy and proud,” she Tweeted a few hours before the concert kicked off.
Yoon’s group claims to have collected 5,000 supporters on Facebook against the concert and some have also called for a boycott of the sponsor Hyundai.
“The Christian Council of Korea with 12 million Christians and 55,000 churches will take all kinds of measures such as boycotting Hyundai to root out this kind of obscene culture,” the council said in a statement.
Yoon said he would attend the concert to “monitor” the much-anticipated performance for homosexual content that could corrupt young people.
Have fun with that.