If you don’t like it, don’t attend it

I’m not quite a fan of big concerts and I didn’t know that Gwen Stefani is coming down to Kuala Lumpur to perform live.

I only found out about it when a group of easily offended people with self-absorbed sensibility protested the concert and threatened (wooo, I’m scared already…) to demand the local authority to intervene if the organizer — Maxis Communication — of the concert does not canceled the show.

So far, the organizer has been diplomatic by saying that Gwen Stefani will wear decent attire:

“Maxis Communications respects the values and conventions of this country,” Rozalita Abdul Rahman, Maxis’ general manager of media, research and events, told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. “Whether it concerns the singer’s attire or the security for the concert, we will abide by the rules and guidelines and assure that nothing will go wrong.” [Gwen Stefani’s Malaysian Cover up. E! News. August 2 2007]

But they won’t cancel it. Hahaha. Good for Maxis.

Nevertheless:

In light of the recent to-do, Malaysia’s Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry said that officers will be on hand to enforce the country’s code of cultural ethics–a female artist must be covered from the top of her chest to her knees; no jumping, shouting, hugging or kissing onstage; no clothing depicting offensive messages or images (drugs, sex, etc.); and no throwing things at the audience. [Gwen Stefani’s Malaysian Cover up. E! News. August 2 2007]

Don’t jump!

Jumping is indecent!

Anyway, these protesting folks always like to ruin other people’s fun by calling bans and such. My message is simple: if you don’t like it, don’t attend the show. Don’t force other to comply to your self-proclaimed superior morality. Just go away and maybe sulk at your Lorong Haji Taib where PAS HQ is. It’s not like Gwen Stefani is calling out for murder (unlike some people…)

4 Comments so far

  1. walski69 (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 6:05 pm

    Heh… great minds think alike… just did an entry on the same thing…

    But really… it’s no wonder why a lot of concert acts probably avoid KL like the plague, with all the inhibitions and restrictions…

    If I were Gwen, tho… I’d say “F*** off… I’m not playing there…”


  2. Hafiz (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

    Haha!


  3. elizabethwong (unregistered) on August 4th, 2007 @ 1:30 am

    “no clothing depicting offensive messages and images”

    I can think of half a dozen messages/images/slogans she can put on her tight tiny t-shirt that will offend the govt.

    No to racism…
    Yea human rights…
    Hello refugees…
    Chin Peng rocks…

    hell, they can offended by anything these days.


  4. Good Boy Gone Bad (unregistered) on August 7th, 2007 @ 6:49 pm

    Seriously these people are extuhremely fucked up. Come on do they have to make so much noise because of that? Duh and it’s not like Gwen Stefani is always portraying herself as a sexy singer, all she does are showing her stylish self and classy lifestyle. Wtf is wrong with these people? By the way I’ve made a post dedicated to these people. ;)



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