Gwen Stefani played the mainly Muslim (and therefore immensely conservative) country of Malaysia on Tuesday, and her performance was a little less naked than usual. Literally. Protests from conservative Muslims meant Gwen had to cover up and ditch the skimpy threads that she normally dons on stage. This is just one in a series of incidents in which the potential indecency of Western artists has clashed with the purportedly chaste ideals of Malaysia.
But if you think that the idea that Gwen Stefani’s cleavage could corrupt Malaysian youths is ridiculous, check out her response to the opposition, as reportedly related to Malaysia’s Galaxie magazine before the show:
“I’ve made a lot of changes to my concert just for Malaysia. It’s a major sacrifice that I have made as an artist. But I’m willing to do it because I want my fans in this country to see me perform here.“
It should be noted that Gwen’s whining about sacrifice in a country whose per capita income is about 3.5 times less than that of the United States. Gwen Stefani seriously knows nothing about sacrifice. Yeah, it sucks to have to bow to the stifling ideals of others, but covering up your naked arm by wearing entitlement on your sleeve isn’t going to net you much sympathy. At least not in these parts.
Below, check out some shots of Gwen performing in the U.S. and, presumably, not sacrificing.
[GMANews.TV / Images: Getty]