Seoul Population: 10 Million; Protesters: 300 — That’s Just “Gaga”

The population of Seoul, South Korea is around 9.8 million, so tell me how when a group of 300 protestors get together to pray away the gay, it gets international attention.  Lady Gaga must be involved!

“Mother Monster”, the international pop superstar, kicks off her sold-out “The Born This Way Ball” tour in Asia Friday night.  (While I’m going to try really hard not to check out crappy quality YouTube videos when Madonna kicks off the “MDNA Tour” next month in Tel Aviv, Saturday morning when I get up, the first thing I will do is check for video of Gaga’s concert in South Korea!)

And, Seoul’s version of the Westboro Baptist Church is protesting and defacing her tour posters around town.

The Alliance for Sound Culture in Sexuality threw up posters around Seoul that accuse Gaga of “spreading unhealthy sexual culture” through “lewd lyrics and performances.”

They have been taken down by government officials.

After her much-anticipated kick-off in South Korea Friday night where the $120 tickets sold out in less than 30 minutes, Lady Gaga will play four shows in Hong Kong.

While religion groups are praying for Gaga (except maybe the lady in the middle — she’s probably saying, “얼마만큼, 정말   어떤 종류의 고유 명사 앞에 붙여  지옥” — one online translation for  “what the hell”), fans are getting excited, “Some of these shows are like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’m expecting lots of drama at Lady Gaga’s show, lots of costume changes.”

All the while, Gaga is not giving the protesters the time of the day, even though they successfully fought to keep anyone under the 18 years of age from attending the show.

Gaga, rock on, and I can’t wait to see you in 2013!

Anthony

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