Foreign Media Highlights Coldplay Concert Demo in Jakarta Lifestyle – 3 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The concert of the British band, Coldplay, was rejected by a number of social groups. This refusal has also become the subject of a number of foreign media reports.

ABC News from the United States (US) in its article entitled ‘Conservative Muslims protest Coldplay’s Indonesia show over band’s LGBTQ+ support’ stated that the British band always emphasizes its values ​​at concerts. This worries Muslim groups considering Coldplay’s support for LGBTQ+

“Critics say Coldplay’s performance is suggestive, and that the band’s support for the LGBTQ+ community threatens to weaken Indonesia’s morals and corrupt its young generation,” the media reported, quoted on Saturday (11/11/2023).

“Nearly 100 demonstrators, many holding banners and signs, filled the main highway in Jakarta after Friday prayers.”

Another world media, Forbes, also highlighted this rejection. They said conservative Muslim groups in Indonesia took issue with the band’s long-standing support for the LGBTQ+ community and public acknowledgment that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin had largely distanced himself from religious upbringing.

“The Indonesian Ulema Council reportedly asked the event’s promoter to ensure the band refrains from LGBTQ+-themed acts or messages and the country’s tourism and creative economy minister said the show would go ahead,” wrote the magazine in its article entitled ‘Coldplay’s Jakarta Concert Causes Protests Over LGBTQ+ Support, Religious Views’

Coldplay are currently on their Music of the Spheres world tour which will visit five continents by the time it ends in September.

The tour is the first since the release of 2019’s Everyday Life, which coincided with Chris Martin’s pledge not to tour again until the band could ensure its shows were environmentally friendly.

On its Asia tour, Coldplay included a concert on November 15 at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno stadium. More than 70,000 tickets were sold in less than two hours when sales opened in May.

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