The pop superstar will kick off her “Born This Way Ball” tour in Seoul on Friday. Politicians there recently banned under-18s from attending the show after deeming it unsuitable for younger audiences.
A Christian group called the Alliance for Sound Culture In Sexuality held a mass prayer meeting in Seoul on Sunday to rally against the singer. Protestors have also placed posters around the city accusing Gaga of “spreading unhealthy sexual culture” through “lewd lyrics and performances,” according to the AFP.
The banners were subsequently removed by city officials.
Kang Ju-Hyun, the activist who organized the prayer protest, says, “We will pray to God that the concert will not be realized so that homosexuality and pornography will not spread around the country.”
He also revealed his group will hold protests outside the headquarters of Hyundai Card, the concert organizer.
Gaga arrived in South Korea on Friday and has been updating her Twitter.com followers on her tour preparations. She posted pictures of herself standing in Seoul’s Olympic Stadium, where she will perform, and Tweeting, “I will perform the tour of your life if it f**king kills me…”
After performing in South Korea, the singer will take her tour across Asia to countries including Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines, before heading to Europe.