Oh, this is rich. Muslim students in Malaysia are protesting an upcoming concert by American pop songstress Gwen Stefani. They believe she is indecent and obscene:
Malaysia should pull the plug on the Kuala Lumpur leg of U.S. singer Gwen Stefani’s upcoming Asian tour because of her indecent dressing and obscenity, a Muslim students’ group said.
The 10,000-strong National Union of Malaysian Muslim Students said Stefani’s August 21 concert, which is part of her Sweet Escape tour, would clash with local Asian and Islamic values.
“Her video clips promoting the event are too obscene,” Mohamad Hilmi Ramli, the group’s president, told Reuters. “We want the organisers to cancel the concert, failing which we will ask the authorities to intervene.”
Stefani has agreed to bow in dhimmitude. She won’t wear “revealing” constumes:
U.S. pop singer Gwen Stefani will not wear revealing costumes during her concert in Malaysia, the show’s organizer said Thursday, after protests from Muslim students about her sexy outfits and steamy acts.
Maxis Communications Bhd. said it “respects the values and conventions of this country” and pledged that Stefani would follow the local code of ethics for foreign artists, which bans the unnecessary baring of skin.
“Gwen Stefani has confirmed that her concert will not feature any revealing costumes. She will abide by the Malaysian authorities’ guidelines to ensure that her show will not be offensive to local sensitivities,” it said in a statement to The Associated Press.
So much for that independent, strong female image she has cultivated.
As usual, we heard not a peep from the Muslim students about the lewd, obscene, indecent behavior of Gwen Stefani’s touring partner, the devout Muslim R&B singer Akon, whose on-stage antics make Stefani look like a Catholic school girl:
Nope, not a peep.