Pop diva Beyonce has cancelled a concert in Malaysia after protests from members of the country’s Islamic community calling the singer “immoral.”
The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party issued a statement regarding the proposed concert saying Beyonce’s “skimpy attire and behavior on stage are immoral and lead to unclean behavior.” In the statement issued Monday, the organization included a veiled threat saying it opposes “the holding of such concerts and we will take action to prevent it.”
According to concert organizers, Beyonce has indefinitely postponed her appearance in Malaysia, though she has not admitted the cancellation was due to the protests against her upcoming performance. “The postponement is solely the decision of the artist and has nothing to do with other external reasons,” concert organizers Marctensia stated. Refunds will be issued to those who purchased tickets for the October 25 show.
Beyonce previously cancelled a concert in Malaysia two years ago after similar protests. Concert organizers stated a new date would likely be announced “shortly” and reps for Beyonce would be issuing a statement regarding the cancelled concert later this week.
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