Conservative Muslims in Jakarta protest Coldplay concert for supporting LGBTQ+ rights, calling for its cancellation due to moral concerns.
Conservative Muslims Protest Concert
More than 200 conservative Muslims marched in Jakarta, Indonesia, calling for the cancellation of a Coldplay concert due to the band’s support for the LGBTQ+ community.
Protesters’ Demonstration Details
The protesters held a large banner rejecting and calling for the disbandment of the Coldplay concert, labeling the band as an LGBTQ+ ‘propagandist’ that damages faith and morals.
Coldplay’s Values and Controversies
Coldplay is known for integrating its values into its shows, supporting causes like environmental sustainability. Lead singer Chris Martin has displayed support for LGBTQ+ rights by wearing rainbow colors and waving gay pride flags during performances.
History of Concert Cancellations in Southeast Asia
This is not the first time concerts have been canceled in Southeast Asia due to LGBTQ+-related issues. The 1975 canceled shows in Jakarta and Taipei in July, and Lady Gaga canceled her sold-out show in Indonesia in 2012 over security concerns.
Coldplay’s Asian Tour and Ticket Sales
Coldplay’s ‘Music Of The Spheres World Tour’ included a concert in Jakarta, with more than 70,000 tickets sold in less than two hours. The band has a significant fan base in the city, with Jakarta being one of its top streaming hubs.
Contributions to the Report
The report was contributed by Associated Press writer Niniek Karmini in Jakarta, Indonesia.