Always the one to pull a shocking stunt, Lady Gaga has done it again.
While performing on her Born This Way ball tour in Bangkok, the eccentric singer has upset an official from Thailand’s Culture Ministry after using the country’s national flag during a performance last month.
During her song “Heavy Metal Lover”, Gaga transformed into the motorcycle that appears on the cover of her “Born This Way” album.
And wearing next to nothing, the singer tied Thailand’s flag to the back of the human motorbike and rode around the stage.
In an interview with the Associated Press, the official called Gaga’s usage of the nation’s flag “not appropriate and hurt the feelings of the Thai people.”
While we’ve seen Gaga do things a lot crazier (*cough meat dress, blue armpit hair), it would definitely be useful for her to be aware of the cultural taboos of other countries before pulling any stunts.
Watch the performance here:
MTV has canceled the controversial teen drama ‘Skins,’ reports CTV.
The show won’t be back for another season, so says the network, because it “didn’t connect with a U.S. audience as much as we had hoped,” MTV spokesman Nathaniel Brown says.
The short-lived show received heavy criticism for its racy nature and use of drug, alcohol and sex that were prominent on the show. Many groups felt the young actors violated child pornography laws and advertisers began pulling their commercials from the series.
‘Skins’ premiered in January as an American version of the British hit, but an initial audience of 3.3 million viewers sank to 1.2 million viewers for the season finale.
Another one bites the dust – will you miss it? I never got into the show, but I heard that the American version was never as good as the British series.
The creator of controversial TV show ‘Skins” has called it quits, reports Perez Hilton.
Series creator Jamie Brittain has quit the show, and now its future is said to be in jeopardy. A spokesman for the network Channel 4 has released a statement:
“Jamie has decided after five hit series to move on to write new projects and we wish him well. ‘Skins’ is written by a team of young writers who are hard at work on the new series which is currently in pre-production.”
Creator Brittain himself even released a statement, saying “I’ve just said everything I wanted to say. It’s time for new writers to come forward and portray their truth about teenagers. I’m really sad to leave, but I’m confident that the writing and production team I’ve left behind will do an awesome job.”
His co-creator Bryan Elsley has been left to work on the American remake, as well as current assistant producer Toby Welch and script producer Neil Ducan, who have taken over running the next season.
If the ratings don’t hold up, though, and its content doesn’t live up to the hype – the show could be in danger. It’s hard enough for new shows to really take off, but with the creator just taking off – it doesn’t look good. Especially with the cast due to be changed at the end of the next series as well, there is a strong chance the sixth series will be the show’s last.
The show has already been subjected to much controversy. Its racy content has been deemed inappropriate by many of the older public, as it deals with sex and drugs at such a young demographic, so the show already has a target on its back. What do you think though, will you miss ‘Skins’ if it leaves?