American superstar Lady Gaga is now in hot water after officials in Thailand complained that she disrespected their flag during a recent concert in the country’s capital, Bangkok.
Thailand’s Culture Ministry said that many Thais were unhappy and angry that Lady Gaga wore a traditional Thai headdress with a bikini and sat on a motorcycle with a Thai flag tied to it. The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Somchai Seanglai, said they already submitted complaints about Gaga’s concert to the Thai police. Somchai said that despite the complaints, they have no intention of formally filing a criminal case against the pop diva.
It has already been reported that Gaga’s recent Asian concert tour has faced many controversies. Gaga’s Indonesian concert was even scrapped after Muslim hard-liners complained about it and threatened the star. The moral lesson of this story is always respect the customs and traditions of other countries, regardless of your status as a celebrity.