CENSORSHIP
Live events industry, Artists

Beyonce Knowles has postponed a planned concert in Malaysia following protests by Islamic conservatives – who said that the show would be immoral. Beyonce, had been scheduled to perform at a Kuala Lumpur stadium on October 25th but promoters Marctensia said in a statement that the show “has been postponed to a future date to be announced shortly” and that “the postponement is solely [the] decision of the artist and has nothing to do with other external reasons,” the statement said. The concert promoters declined to say whether the decision was prompted by criticism from the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party who protested against the concert as it would promote “Western sexy performances”. Beyonce also cancelled a show in Malaysia in 2007, after similar protests from the opposition party.

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