Korea Slaps "Pornographic" Lady Gaga Concert with 18-and-Over Age Rule

Protests by Christian groups centered on the pop star's outspoken support of gay rights

By Sam Schulz
|  Friday, Apr 27, 2012  |  Updated 2:36 PM EDT
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Lady Gaga's concert in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday was deemed 18-and-over-only after protests by Christian groups.

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The little monsters at Lady Gaga's concert in Seoul on Friday weren't so little after all.

Thanks to massive protests by Christian groups who denounced it "too homosexual and pornographic," the show was strictly 18-and-over, by South Korean authorities' decree, BBC News reported.

That wasn't enough for groups like the Civilians Network against the Lady Gaga Concert, which kept protesting the show on Friday in the hopes of getting it canceled altogether.

"Some people can accept this as another culture but its impact is huge beyond art and debases religions. Even adults can't see her performance," the pastor who organized the protest said.

Those adults evidently did not include the pastor himself, who attended the concert in order to "monitor" it for gay content, Reuters reported.

The 26-year-old pop star is an outspoken proponent of gay rights and other LGBT issues.

The small band of protesters didn't stop 45,000 fans from seeing Gaga at Seoul's Olympic Stadium in the midst of her Born This Way Ball tour, however. Gaga next performs four shows in Hong Kong starting May 2.

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