Published Aug 18, 2008The future of an Avril Lavigne performance in Malaysia is in doubt after some officials deemed the singers moves "too sexy. The Canadian pop princess had planned to start her month-long Asia tour in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on August 29 but the countrys Islamic opposition party is urging the government to cancel the date, saying the Lavigne concert would promote the wrong kind of values to the nations youth.
"It is considered too sexy for us... It's not good for viewers in Malaysia," Kamarulzaman Mohamed, a Pan-Malaysian Islamic party official, told the Associated Press. "We don't want our people, our teenagers, influenced by their performance. We want clean artists, artists that are good role models."
A spokesman for the concert's organizer, Galaxy Group, has responded to the partys claims and denied that Lavigne's show had any "negative elements."
In Malaysia, AP tells us all performers must wear clothes without obscene or drug-related images (i.e., massive pot leaves) and must be covered up from chest to knees. On top of this, they must not jump, shout, hug or kiss on stage.
A Culture Ministry official told AP the government had not yet granted permission for the Lavigne concert and would be meeting Tuesday (August 19) to decide if the performance will go ahead.
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