Miley Cyrus was scheduled to perform in the Dominican Republic on September 13th, but the government has banned her from performing in the country due to her ‘immoral’ acts.
A government commission released a statement explaining their decision, writing that Miley wouldn’t be allowed to perform in the country because she, “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law.”
Miley was scheduled to perform in Santo Domingo, but it looks like that’s definitely NOT happening now. While the Dominican Republic isn’t exactly known to be as strict as the Middle East when it comes to sexualization of performers, they’re still fairly restrictive. I do wonder though – how did they initially allow her to perform in the first place? They would have received her tour schedule months ago, and they would have had to approve her performance in Santo Domingo in the first place – which they clearly did, otherwise it would never have been listed on the official schedule.
But now, weeks before the actual performance, they’ve banned her from performing? It’s possible that Miley’s recent antics finally caught up to them, or they might have just received too many complaints to ignore. After all, Miley’s primary fan base is still teenage girls, and those girls’ parents won’t be thrilled at looking at Miley’s concert footage from other countries. Instead of toning it down and being more demure, Miley’s taken everything up a notch – including facets of her performance that clearly go ‘against the morals and customs’ of the Dominican Republic. Obviously, there’s no way Miley will be ‘punished’ by Dominican Law, since that would cause an international incident. The next best recourse is to just not perform at all, which is what’s happening now.
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