US popstar Ke$ha gets show cancelled by Malaysian authorities

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Kesha2Ke$ha is a provocative US pop singer known for songs about sex, partying, and drinking. Such topics aren’t too respected by authorities in Malaysia, so on October 26 at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Ke$ha’s show was cancelled. She wasn’t too happy about it.

On Twitter, Ke$ha expressed her discontent with having to cancel out on the show:

“To be clear. I did NOT cancel. I was not allowed to play. and then I was going to play anyways and was threatened with imprisonment.”

Malaysia’s ministry of communications and multimedia officials were unreachable, so no comments were made on their part.

Promoters at Livescape Asia said that they tried to comply with Malaysian rules so that Ke$ha could go on with her show. But despite Livescape Asia looking into “modify[ing] the show to suit the Malaysian culture and sensitivities, including having made adjustments to her song lyrics, wardrobe changes, and a set list that was modified to specifically adhere to the guidelines set forth by the authorites”, promoters were still unable to appease the Malaysia’s guidelines, which cost them more than 1.1 million ringgit ($350,000.) Livescape urged the Malaysian government to “engage in a productive dialogue” with concert promoters in order to prevent similar incidents in the future.

 

 

 

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Ke$ha is a provocative US pop singer known for songs about sex, partying, and drinking. Such topics aren’t too respected by authorities in Malaysia, so on October 26 at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Ke$ha’s show was cancelled. She wasn’t too happy about it. On Twitter, Ke$ha expressed her discontent with having to cancel out on the show: “To be clear. I did NOT cancel. I was not allowed to play. and then I was going to play anyways and was threatened with imprisonment.” Malaysia’s ministry of communications and multimedia officials were unreachable, so no comments were made on...

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Kesha2Ke$ha is a provocative US pop singer known for songs about sex, partying, and drinking. Such topics aren’t too respected by authorities in Malaysia, so on October 26 at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Ke$ha’s show was cancelled. She wasn’t too happy about it.

On Twitter, Ke$ha expressed her discontent with having to cancel out on the show:

“To be clear. I did NOT cancel. I was not allowed to play. and then I was going to play anyways and was threatened with imprisonment.”

Malaysia’s ministry of communications and multimedia officials were unreachable, so no comments were made on their part.

Promoters at Livescape Asia said that they tried to comply with Malaysian rules so that Ke$ha could go on with her show. But despite Livescape Asia looking into “modify[ing] the show to suit the Malaysian culture and sensitivities, including having made adjustments to her song lyrics, wardrobe changes, and a set list that was modified to specifically adhere to the guidelines set forth by the authorites”, promoters were still unable to appease the Malaysia’s guidelines, which cost them more than 1.1 million ringgit ($350,000.) Livescape urged the Malaysian government to “engage in a productive dialogue” with concert promoters in order to prevent similar incidents in the future.

 

 

 

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