Beyonc??s Concert Cancelled Amid Muslim Protest

Beyonc? Knowles? Kuala Lumpur concert scheduled to take place November 1 has been cancelled following protests by local Muslim groups.Kuala Lumpur-based concert promoter Pineapple Concerts issued a statement Friday announcing the cancellation — without giving a reason — of what would have been the Beyonc??s Malaysian debut performance.?? A ministry official says Pineapple had not applied for a licence to hold the concert. Industry sources tell Billboard Magazine that Pineapple did not apply for a license because Beyonc?, 26, refused to comply with the dress code.

According to the rules introduced by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage in 2005 there must be no hugging or kissing audience members or fellow artists, no jumping or shouting, no throwing objects onstage or at the audience and no foul language.? Clothes cannot have obscene or drug-related images or messages, and female performers must show no skin from the tops of their chests to their knees.

Many Muslim groups, including the 10,000-member National Union of Malaysian Muslim Students, had urged the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage to cancel Beyonc??s concert.? Source



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