Late last month, href=http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/lady_gaga/artist.jhtml>Lady Gaga was forced to cancel her June 3 concert in Jakarta, Indonesia , after protests from Islamic groups led to national police denying her a permit for the show. But now, a different group of Indonesians has taken to the street, this time to show their support for the Mother Monster. And it’s left Gaga in tears.
In a show of solidarity and support, 91 of Gaga’s biggest, bravest fans — dubbed the Indonesian Little Monsters — gathered at Jakarta’s Ex Plaza Indonesia shopping center for a flash-mob tribute to the singer. They were dressed to the nines in their Gaga finest, breaking into a choreographed dance number while surprised shoppers looked on — and filmed the entire routine on their camera phones.
In the 10-minute video, uploaded on Saturday, the group grooves to Gaga hits like “Telephone,” “Bad Romance” and “Judas” before triumphantly embracing at the performance’s end. And as if their routine didn’t serve as a loud enough rebuke against the nation’s conservative Islamic groups, the Indonesian Monsters end the clip with a message to both those groups and to Gaga herself, writing:
“Tons of rejection and hatred are everywhere. But still, we will always [get] your back. We respect your decision [to cancel] BTW Ball, and it doesn’t change how much we love you. We love you, Mother Monster, ’til the end.”
Understandably, Gaga was moved by the outpouring of support, posting the video on her Twitter account, along with a response to her Indonesian Monsters.
“This made me cry so hard,” Gaga wrote. “I love you so much. You are the best fans in the world.”