Lady Gaga "Fake Rolex" Tweet Sparks Criticism

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Lady Gaga continues to court controversy on every leg of her Asian tour.

The singer touched down in Bangkok, Thailand and immediately sparked an online uproar Thursday, Tweeting that she wants to go buy a fake Rolex.

The nation is quite sensitive to its seedy underworld - perceived or otherwise - being highlighted by outsiders, so many citizens didn't appreciate the Tweet.

The 26-year-old singer posted upon landing in Thailand:

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"I just landed in Bangkok baby! Ready for 50,000 screaming Thai monsters. Today I just wanna get lost in a lady market and buy a fake Rolex."

Good-natured as her intent likely was, this didn't go over well.

"She came to our home, but instead of admiring our culture she insulted us," said a commentator on popular Thai web board

"We are more civilized than you think," tweeted Thai DJ Surahit Siamwalla, who has a ticket to Friday's show but now plans to boycott.

It's also unclear exactly what she meant by "lady market."

Some fans think she was referring to the famous outdoor "Ladies Market" in Hong Kong, where she also toured - and eyed luxury knockoffs - this spring.

"I love this city," she tweeted April 30 after taking a Hong Kong spinning class. "You can work out & buy a fake Birkin on the same street."

Not all Thai fans objected to the off-color comment, of course. A mob greeted Lady Gaga at the airport and 50,000 strong are expected to see her live.

It's also less controversy than earlier this week, when she received death threats in the Philippines ... just for showing up. As Planet Gaga turns ...


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