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As Lady Gaga is forced to cancel a gig in Indonesia following threats from religious extremists, Capital FM takes a look at some of the 'Born This Way' star's most outrageous and controversial moments.
Lady Gaga caused controversy when she arrived an hour late for her own perfume launch at Harrods department store in London. The singer then proceeded to walk past her fans on the special black carpet, many of whom had queued for hours to see the 'Born This Way' star in person. The singer later said she had been unable to pose for photographs with fans, but felt "overwhelmed" by their support.
Lady Gaga arrived at the Grammy Awards in 2011 inside a huge plastic egg. The singer, whose body could be seen through the shell, kept herself in incubation until she hatched to perform her new single at the time, 'Born This Way'. It was the first time the singer had performed the lead single from her second album.
Most people wear their baseball team's replica kit when they go to watch them play, but not Lady Gaga. The 'Marry The Night' star wore her underwear when she went to watch a New York Mets baseball game last summer, with only a leather jacket to protect her modesty.
Lady Gaga's massive 'Monster Ball' tour was not without its controversial moments, including one section of the concert where Lady Gaga smeared blood over herself.
Lady Gaga courted controversy when she appeared to flirt with Jesus and Judas in the video for her 'Born This Way' single 'Judas'. The star also came under fire from religious groups over the video's use of religious imagery, including a crucifix. "She is trying to rip off Christian idolatry to shore up her talentless, mundane and boring performances," the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights said.
Lady Gaga grabbed headlines around the world when she wore a dress made entirely from real animal meat at the 2010 MTV VMAs. Created by Franc Fernandez, who said he sourced the meat from his local butcher, the dress came complete with a matching hat. The 'Judas' star has since re-created the original as part of her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour.
She's worn her fair share of revealing outfits, but few flash the flesh quite as much as Lady Gaga's bubble dress, which, as you can imagine, is made entirely from tiny plastic see-through bubbles.
Lady Gaga's most recent controversy centered on the Jakarta gig on her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour. Following weeks of talks, the 'Marry The Night' star was forced to cancel the gig over threats from religious extremists who had condemned the imagery used in her shows and threatened "chaos" if it was to go ahead. In a message on Twitter, Lady Gaga said: "There is nothing Holy about hatred."
Lady Gaga sparked controversy when she showcased some unusually large looking eyes in the video for her 2010 single 'Bad Romance'. The singer used digital editing to achieve the look, but that didn't stop teenagers from trying to copy her by wearing special Circle Lenses designed to make their eyes look bigger, which were condemned by medical experts.
Lady Gaga performs at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto
It is rare for a Lady Gaga video to pass by unnoticed, as was the case when the singer unveiled her much-anticipated video for 'Alejandro' in summer 2011. Following criticism that it saw her wear a latex nuns' outfit and suggestively swallowing a set of rosary beads, Lady Gaga was forced to issue a statement, in which she called prejudice a "disease".