Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus for Promoting Lesbian Sex

By Jase Peeples

Originally published on Advocate.com August 22 2014 1:25 PM ET

The Dominican Republic government commission overseeing public performances came in like a wrecking ball and canceled the Miley Cyrus concert scheduled to take place September 13 in the country’s capital, Santo Domingo, on the grounds that the singer promotes immoral acts including lesbian sex, reports Blabbeando.

In a statement released Thursday, the commission said the concert was to be called off because it would “offend the morals, good customs and relationship between friendly countries” because of “Cyrus' common engagement in acts during her concerts that defy morals and customs in ways usually penalized by Dominican law.”

The commission also claims Cyrus “uses inadequate attire, corrupts language, uses perverse imagery and phrasing, uses phrases with double meanings, glorifies crime, violence and denigrating acts against civility and promotes sex, lesbian sex and the use of inadequate [sic] objects in public.”

Though homosexuality isn’t illegal in the Dominican Republic, there has been an increase in antigay sentiment from religious leaders in the island nation since the appointment of a gay U.S. ambassador.

This isn’t the first time the commission has cracked down on musicians it deemed vulgar. Several songs have been banned from radio over similar objections in the past.

Neither organizers of the concert in the Dominican Republic or a representative for Cyrus have commented on the cancellation.

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