Stolen from the People online magazine.
Gwen Stefani played Malaysia as a cover girl. Actually, make that a covered girl.
The singer, 37, revealed next to no skin while performing Tuesday before some 7,000 cheering fans at an indoor stadium.
The new dress code followed some fears expressed by Islamic critics that Stefani's revealing concert costumes might corrupt the country's youth, the Associated Press reports.
Bursting onto the stage in a short-sleeved shirt and black-and-white striped hot pants suit over a black leotard (with black gloves up to her elbows), Stefani announced, "I am very inspired tonight."
What she was inspired to do was, in fact, put on a fashion show, donning a different outfit for every song – among them: "The Sweet Escape," "Rich Girl," "Wind it Up" and "Hollaback Girl." (Cameras were banned from the performance.)
Stefani's vow of modestly came as a result of a charge by the 10,000-member National Union of Malaysian Muslim Students that her revealing outfits and cheeky performances clashed with traditional Islamic values.
The opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party also blamed her for promoting promiscuity and corrupting the nation's youth.
Under Malaysian government rules, a female artist must be covered from her shoulders to her knees. Also prohibited: jumping, shouting or throwing of objects onstage or at the audience. Talent may also not hug or kiss, and their clothes must not carry obscene or drug-related images or messages.
Speaking to the local entertainment publication Galaxie, Stefani said she had adapted her act to Malaysia, which she termed a "major sacrifice."
"I've been in the music industry for 20 years and this is the first time that I'm facing opposition from people who have misunderstood me," she was quoted as saying – adding, "I'm not a bad girl."
So.. because I'm a complete retard.... I've got silly question to ask - how does an artist's costume and an artist makes one promiscuous and corrupted? I also went to university, even got my degree and everything, but I swear I've never heard that kinda thing before lah. Sigh, maybe I slept through that module and missed the entire bit about how performers and what they wear make everybody want to indulge in drunken drugged orgies.
Well if that's the case then they should try and ban Astro also mah. Got MTV. Got Channel V. Got all the rapper videos with their big booty scantily clad women. Even our local artists also must ban lah. Hannah T and her sorry excuse for soft porn MTVs. Reshmonu's MTV full of skimpy hot chicks dirty dancing ala gangster rap style. I'm afraid I might just fuck everybody lah.
Also, why not ban Mawisux? Not only Mawisux is an ugly fuck and can't bloody sing for shit, he was also involved in so many freaking HUGE scandals which was splashed ALL over the news. Don't his scandals clash with traditional Islamic values and contributes to the corruption of today's youth? No ah?
I guess not lah. Which explains why his barf inducing face is still on instant noodle packaging and giant billboards lah, and why so many kids still worship the ground he walks on. I bet your little toe that the there are SOME people from the same group who protested against Gwen Stefani were the SAME people who are still BIG FANS of Mawisux..... but of course, my statement here carries as much weight as the statement which implies that foreign artists gives me this uncontrollable urge to jump on every stranger I meet on the street.
Talk about double standard.
I wouldn't blame Gwen one bit if she had decided to stop her tour at Singapore and give us the finger. But nooooo! Not only did she NOT cancel her performance or pull some silent protest stunt on us, she gave into the restrictions and even had the cheek to give us a helluva awesome performance.
Sigh. She's so awesome lah.
And that's all I've got to say about that. Kthx.
OHAI! I want 2 B Harajuku gurl 2!