Lady Gaga, the aristocratic meat-clad dystopian pop queen [Ed.] is kick starting her world tour in Seoul, South Korea’s bustling capital. However, non-gender specific confusing melanges of household objects and red carpet dresses not being everyones’ cup of tea, some groups are wary of her presence.
Some, but not all, Christian groups in Korea have been praying for her concert to be cancelled for fears of Gaga’s alleged lyrical appreciation of homosexuality and suicide. A lot of the more vocal Christian groups have been gaining a bad name in Korea over the last few years, in some cases giving rise to a more organised atheist movement, as covered by koreaBANG in this article.
The below article has attracted thousands of comments debating the Christian groups’ actions.
Lady Gaga Get Out! [She] “Encourages homosexuality and suicide”
American pop star Lady Gaga (26) is holding a “Hyundai Card Super Concert” on the 27th this month.
Some Protestant churches are protesting against this.
On the 22nd, a church in Shinchon, Seoul was holding a special prayer vigil for “Putting a stop to the Lady Gaga concert in Korea,” arguing that she could encourage homosexuality and suicide because “[S]he had kissed a homosexual person and pretended to commit suicide during a concert”.
On the 21st the group protested in front of the Hyundai Motors building in Yangjae, Seoul, arguing that “Lady Gaga had performed not only in obscene and sexual manner, but also had featured cannibalism, murder, suicide, Satanism, support for homosexuality, causing world-wide controversy. Given the tendency for the masses to imitate famous celebrities, we judged that she not be allowed to lead this society’s culture and trend into that direction.”
They added “We are certain that Lady Gaga’s concert and the media contents derivative of that will rationalise the wonton sexual culture, depression, and suicide in this society and serve to instigate it further.”
The Citizens network against the Lady Gaga concert plans to start a one-man protest relay in front of the Hyundai Capital headquarter in Yoeedo, Seoul. They wish to cancel the concert on the grounds that it will beautify and support homosexuality, mock and profane Christianity, and depict explicit sexual contents.
Others more critical of this group are worried that this opportunity only serves to consolidate the conservatives with the aim of curtailing on the freedom of expression.
The Cultural Solidarity Group [Munhwa Yondai] hosted a public debate entitled “What is the problem? Lady Gaga’s concert and NC-17 (No children under 17 allowed) rating as a violation of freedom of expression” in which it is argued that conservative Christian ideology is making political impacts.
Comments from Daum:
I am so spooked by all the comments… I am by no means a fan of Lady Gaga… But seeing how the Christians are reacting pathologically scares me…
What should we do about these Christian Talibans…
We Christians ought to get together and pray whenever we can do block the evil spirit from manifesting through Lady Gaga.
Guys, if you marry the church women, that’s how your wives will turn out.
This is what happens when driven into madness by religion… ㅡㅡ;
I am scared that my daughter may turn out like Lady Gaga, but I am more worried that she will turn out to be a gae-dok
Rape, sexual molestation, fraud… Please go pray that your church ministers will live like human beings.
Those nations that lead morally corrupt and lascivious lives have disappeared from the face of this earth. If you equate pornography with ‘freedom of expression’ and swing steel pipe against police in the name of liberal democracy, you will bring about the commie reunification and find yourself working in a North Korean gulag! Awake! Lady Gaga must go!
How is this any different from a cult?
These are the types of women who will strip naked shamelessly if asked by a pastor…
All of these would have voted for Lee Myung-bak…
Lady Gaga puts on a sleek show to dupe and lure us under the guise of mass culture. And what is with this calling us gae-dok? Do you deny that we Christians are the ones who modernized this country and developed the regional economy? Young people tend to blindly follow whatever is on media. Would you sit idly by and watch your children being led into the life of homosexuality, wonton sexual behavior and Satan-worship? We are not opposed to art, but this is going too far. The singers on TV wear dresses that are too short and now our students are wearing short dresses! Please know the difference between shit and soy paste! This is frustrating…
The gae-doks’ in Korea are nothing but a cult.
It’s like zombies from horror films… Oh well, since they blindly follow their ministers, they are not different at all.