Lady Gaga may be days away from kicking off her much-anticipated Born This Way tour in Seoul, but hundreds of South Korean Christians have been protesting against the singer's show.
We will pray to God that the concert will not be realized so that homosexuality and pornography will not spread around the country, Kang Ju-Hyun, a protestor and prayer organizer told the Agence France-Presse (AFP).
Kang, a member of the Alliance for Sound Culture in Sexuality, was among some 300 Protestant church members who met Sunday night to literally pray Gaga and her music away, the AFP reports.
Earlier this month, South Korean authorities officially ruled Gaga's Monster Ball show as unsuitable for those under 18. The decision, made by the Korea Media Rating Board, replaces the previous admittance age of 12, according to Gossip Cop.
The Seoul show, set for Friday at Olympic Stadium, will still go on as planned. But Gaga has not been shy about voicing her opinion on the protests and concert age restriction ruling.
Thanku to all the adults in Korea who are speaking out for underaged who want to come to the BTW Ball. Maybe the gov. will change their mind . . . Although not affecting ticketsales in Seoul, parents should be given more credit to determine whats good for their children. I love my fans, Gaga wrote on Apr. 2 in a series of tweets.
Gaga, who will be playing more than 100 shows in support of her second studio album, will visit a slew of other cities in Asia, including a four-night stint in Hong Kong, three nights in Tokyo and three in Singapore. But so far, the Seoul concert is the only one to draw this level of attention and backlash.
Since arriving in Seoul over the weekend, Mother Monster has been keeping her fans in the loop via Twitter, posting photos of herself inside the Olympic Stadium and promising that she will perform the tour of your life if it f**king kills me.
Gaga also added that she packed her Britney thermos for the tour.
Real fans never turn their back on you #WillAlwaysLoveBritney Some stars really are as sweet as you thought they were, Gaga wrote on Friday.
The Born This Way Ball has some big shoes to fill, after The Monster Ball Tour hit more than 200 cities and grossed more than $227 million in ticket sales. The Monster Ball Tour remains the 16th highest grossing tour of all time, behind Bruce Springsteen's 2007 Magic Tour ($235 million).
Fans lucky enough to catch a show during the Born This Way Ball are in for a treat. Back in February, when Gaga released information on the first leg of tour dates, the singer also revealed stage sketches, the set list and details on the dress code. Gaga also announced that each night, select fans from the Monster Pit, a special section in front of the stage, will be chosen by her people to go backstage for a special meet-and-greet session.
These tickets are NOT more expensive, Gaga advised on Twitter at the time.
Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball officially kicks off on Friday at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.
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