EXTRA!: The Gays Urge Lady Gaga to Cancel Arizona Show [UPDATE: Now It Gets More Confusing!]
[UPDATE, 7/28: Per an email from the same commenter, though his petition asks Gaga to "boycott Arizona," his intent was apparently the following: "I made it in hopes that I can get Lagy Gaga to meet with the community and learn first hand the struggles we are going through. I am NOT asking that she cancel her concert but to denounce sb1070, spread awareness at the show, and bring attention/following to the issues of the LGBTQ migrant community."] [UPDATE, 7/28: A commenter purporting to be the leader of one of the LGBTQ groups that tried to contact Gaga about Arizona now says they just wanted to "meet with her" and were not urging cancellation. See below.]
Will Lady Gaga show her p-p-p-pokerface in Phoenix this Saturday night? The Fame Monster, who is scheduled to play the US Airways Center, has been singled out via online petition to honor her LGBTQ compadres and boycott Arizona.
With a banner across the top which reads, "Be a Lady For Our Community - Get us through these changing skies," the campaign asks fans to sign as a way to convince Gaga she should stand with the gay and lesbian migrant community in Arizona and cancel her upcoming show.
The petition reads:
Please be a lady FOR our community.
The state of Arizona is EXTRA right now. A wave of laws like sb 1070 is making it a crime to be brown and putting whole communities at risk.
Both migrant and LGBTQ communities know what it is to have to fight for our full human dignity to be affirmed. You have the opportunity to play a special role in that fight in Arizona.
Communities have called for a boycott of the state to make it happen. As an icon and beloved artist, please join us in boycotting Arizona and turn your trip into an opportunity to meet your little monsters in the Migrant LGBTQ.munity so that you can speak out against the hateful laws and be a champion for this human rights cause.
We're not sure what's so "EXTRA" about Arizona, (and we're on the fence about the term "LGBTQ.munity") but we do know that as the campaign states, Hall and Oates, Kanye West and, most loudly, Rage Against the Machine have all canceled shows in Arizona. Will Gaga follow suit?
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