Malaysia just isn’t a fan of American pop stars. The country has banned big acts like Rihanna and Avril Lavigne in the past, and now Beyonce is postponing a show there due to criticism by Muslims.
Beyonce is known for her skimpy concert outfits, which Islamic conservatives think makes the show immoral. Therefore, event organizers announced today that the October 25th show at Kuala Lumpur stadium "has been postponed to a future date to be announced shortly.”
They went on to say, "The postponement is solely (the) decision of the artist and has nothing to do with other external reasons.”
This isn’t the first time Beyonce has canceled in Malaysia. She was forced to do it in 2007 following protest threats by the opposition Islamic party.
Instead, Knowles went to Indonesia, also a largely Muslim country, which has less stringent rules about how performers should dress and behave. Female artists at Malaysian concerts are required by government rules to cover up from the shoulders to knees, with no cleavage showing.
That’s almost impossible for any American recording artist these days! Maybe they should stick to Indonesia from now on!