Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball in Manila seems to be getting a free publication with some religious groups going out in the streets calling out for the cancellation of the concert which will happen tonight and tomorrow ,the 21st and 22nd of this month on the grounds that the lyrics of Lady Gaga's songs are blasphemous.
This Lady Gaga concert brouhaha has elicited different opinions and views. There are always two sides of a coin as there are always pro and anti in every issue. So, this blogger asks:
What do you think of the move by some religious groups in the Philippines to block Lady Gaga concert?
Ann Margaret M. Ruelan, an incoming sophomore student in the College of Liberal Arts of De La Salle University, Manila posted in her facebook:
I really think that the issue on Lady Gaga and her songs aren't a big deal. I mean, music is a form of expression and if certain people want to listen to her music then that's their choice. So if certain people want to go and watch Lady Gaga's concert then watch. To those people who do not want to watch it, then just leave her alone. She's an artist after all. There is no rule in making music that you can't talk about certain things. Lady Gaga should be free to express herself. It's nothing personal. That's like, basic human rights. It's just for fun. NOT THAT I AM A FAN, I'm actually not. I do listen to her songs, I like some of them and of course i dont like the songs that depict being anti-christ. Its simply her type of music. If you don't want to listen to her or you don't want your children to go watch her concert then don't let them. But then again, there is the MEDIA. It's unavoidable to hear her songs. IT'S STILL MUSIC. She's an artist too like Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and the other music icons that have been here in the Philippines. She should be free to sing and perform. She's human too you know.
Please don't take this against me. This is just an opinion. And don't take this the wrong way, I believe in God.
Eunice Barbara C. Novio, an advocate of Women's Rights now based in Thailand, who is also a free lance writer with recent articles published in Philippine Daily Inquirer has this to say;
Isang kabaliwan! bakit ang pagtaas ng bilihan at ka-imoralan sa Supreme court hindi sila magprotesta? bakit ang pag-aangkin ng China sa Panatag shoal wala silang imik? Bakit nung pumutok ang kaso ng mga pedophile priests wala silang sinabi? Mga plastik sila. SILA ANG MGA KLASIKONG PARISEO.
Ma. Teresa Villorente, an ESL Teacher, a mother, and a music enthusiast says;
I guess they should have focused on teaching their followers really well and have empowered them.specially their youth members of a balanced well lived christian life with own thoughts to evaluate things and just guide them that being so constricted and controlling yet their constituents doesn't know what was wrong on what they negate them to see nor hear. Let them have self evaluation on things on the measure of what they learn from the church than being nor acting as a controlling dictator.
Unice Cubalit quips;
It is a good and appropriate move .
Iris Mae Catano comments;
It still shows that we are still concerned with our moral standards.They are not against Gaga having the concert, they are against the possible stage hoopla that might happen, like unexpected publish flash (nudity), profane language, for instance, when she shouts "free sex now!" in her concert...
How about you, what do you think?
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by the respondents are theirs and do not necessarily reflect the blogger's opinion about the issue.