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Lady Gaga criticized by Thai ministry over flag use

Lady Gaga sings 'Speechless' to the fans during her 'Monster Ball' tour stop at Pepsi Center in 2010. Photo by John Leyba, heyreverb.com.

Lady Gaga sings 'Speechless' to the fans during her 'Monster Ball' tour stop at Pepsi Center in 2010. Photo by John Leyba, heyreverb.com.

Lady Gaga is facing another black mark on her reputation, and no, it’s not from her new ink-colored perfume,”Fame.”

According to the Associated Press, the pop star is facing criticism from Thailand’s Culture Ministry over her use of a Thai flag last month during a concert in Bangkok.

Gaga donned a bikini and traditional Thai headdress while sitting on a motorcycle with the Thai flag tied to it. The ministry deemed her provocative actions inappropriate, saying the pop star “hurt the feelings of the Thai people.”

She performed May 25 for 50,000 people in Bangkok as part of her world tour. The agency gave police a report containing the public complaints received, but there is no intention to seek legal action against her.

This is not the first time Gaga is facing problems in Thailand. When she arrived in the city, she tweeted plans to buy a fake Rolex watch at a city’s street market, which was met with some backlash from fans.

Lady Gaga’s tour also caused controversy in the Philippines and South Korea, and her show in Indonesia was canceled after Islamic groups objected to her “vulgar” style.

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Kelsey Fowler is the 2012 Features Intern at The Denver Post, currently studying nothing music-related at Ithaca College. Help keep her in the loop on Twitter.

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  • Monique

    Vulgar style? Talk a walk down one of the red light districts in Bangkok to see vulgar style. LOL