Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball Tour Sparks Protests In South Korea For 'Spreading Unhealthy Sexual Culture'

Posted: 23/04/2012 13:05 Updated: 23/04/2012 13:20   WENN

Lady Gaga is facing a wave of protests from conservative campaigners in South Korea ahead of her upcoming concert in the country next weekend.

The pop superstar is due to kick off her Born This Way Ball tour in Seoul next Sunday and officials there recently banned kids under the age of 18 from attending the show after deeming it unsuitable for younger audiences.

A Christian group called the Alliance for Sound Culture In Sexuality held a mass prayer meeting in Seoul on Sunday to rally against the singer, while members have also placed posters around the city accusing Gaga of "spreading unhealthy sexual culture" through "lewd lyrics and performances", according to the AFP.

The banners were subsequently removed by city officials.

Kang Ju-Hyun, the activist who organised the prayer protest, said: "We will pray to God that the concert will not be realised so that homosexuality and pornography will not spread around the country."

He also revealed his group will hold protests outside the headquarters of Hyundai Card, the concert organiser, in the run up to the gig.
Gaga arrived in the country on Friday and has been updating her Twitter.com followers on her tour preparations, posting pictures of herself standing in Seoul's Olympic Stadium, where she is due to play, and writing: "I will perform the tour of your life if it f**king kills me..."

After performing in South Korea, the singer will take her tour across Asia to countries including Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines, before heading to Europe.

Below, Lady Gaga takes a satanic bloody bath...

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