Friday, October 05, 2007
Beyonce has been given permission to put on her normal show when she takes to the stage in Muslim Indonesia on November 7th.
The singer cancelled a recent gig in neighbouring Malaysia, in protest against the strict rules imposed on performers there. Instead she will perform in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, where authorities have ruled she can dress and perform as she pleases.
Concert promoter Nia Zulkarnaen says, "I expect Indonesians to see this in a positive light. She is a great singer and her stage act is entertaining. Why should we say no to the way she dresses? "Praise be to God, there has been no such demand. They realize it's positive entertainment for the youth."
I don't think even here in the US, we would say that Beyonce is positive entertainment for the youth, but it makes for one hell of a bumper sticker.