What’s up with people having issues with the hottest women in popular music? In this uptight world we live in, someone for some reason has some problem. It’s not just Madonna, there’s also Lady Gaga.
As you know, Madonna has courted controversy for 30 years with her music videos, her concerts, and her “Sex” book. Even today, at 53, with a number one album worldwide, “MDNA”, the “Queen of Pop” is being censored for being too racy.
The video to Madonna’s latest single, “Girl Gone Wild” is now age-restricted on YouTube and the commercial for her new perfume, “Truth or Dare” has been banned for being “too sexy” by ABC and will require some editing.
Now, one Asian country is banning Lady Gaga’s “The Born This Way Ball” tour before the show even opens!
When the tour kicks off later this month on April 27th in Seoul, South Korea, “Little Monsters” under the age of 18 will not be allowed inside to see the concert!
The Korea Media Rating Board has deemed the show too grown up and it’s now illegal for minors to see Lady Gaga in concert.
Several Christian groups are opposed to the show. The Korean Association of Church Communication says, “Our Christian community needs concerted action to stop young people from being infected with homosexuality and pornography”.
Gaga took to Twitter to express herself (ha! ha! a Madonna reference): “Thank u to all the adults in Korea who are speaking out for under aged who want to come to the BTW Ball. Maybe the gov. will change their mind. Although not affecting ticket sales in Seoul, parents should be given more credit to determine whats good for their children. I love my fans.”
The show will go on and refunds will be given to youngsters that had already bought tickets.
Lady Gaga will be playing several shows throughout Asia into early June and then head to New Zealand and Australia in June and July. Dates in the U.K. are expected to be announced next week for the fall.
“The Born This Way Ball” tour is expected to hit the United States in early 2013 to promote a new album that could arrive later this year.
As for Madonna, L-U-V her, the “MDNA” tour kicks off in Tel Aviv, Israel, in late May, and will tour Asia and Europe, before arriving in the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in late August. The North American tour wraps up in Miami, Florida, in November, and South American tour dates could be announced soon.