April 27th, 2012
04:33 PM ET
Judging from her recent tweets, Lady Gaga was beyond excited to perform her "Born This Way" tour stop in South Korea Friday, but not everyone has welcomed the pop star with open arms.
Christian groups throughout the country were reportedly petitioning for Gaga to cancel her Friday concert, calling her show “pornographic” and a promotion of homosexuality.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Korean government banned kids under 18 from attending the concert in response to intense pressure from the public.
Yoon Jung-hoon, a reverend who helped organize the "Civilians Network against the Lady Gaga Concert” movement, told the Tribune his group collected 5,000 supporters on Facebook, and that they've called for a boycott of the show's sponsor, Hyundai Card, in addition to the Hyundai Motor Company, Korea's largest automaker.
"Some people can accept this as another culture, but its impact is huge beyond art and debases religions,” he explains. “Even adults can't see her performance, which is too homosexual and pornographic."
Gaga's actually been in Seoul for nearly a week, and was amped to take the stage on Friday. "Nervous for tonight," she tweeted prior to the show today. "Hope I make little monsters happy and proud."
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