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Thursday
May242012

Lady Gaga Angers Thai Fans with Fake Rolex Tweet

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga may have just insulted millions of her legendarily devoted "Little Monster" fans with a single tweet.

"I just landed in Bangkok baby! Ready for 50,000 screaming Thai monsters. I wanna get lost in a lady market and buy fake Rolex," the pop star wrote to her 24 million Twitter followers Wednesday night.

By the next day, that comment had sparked an uproar in Thailand, where Gaga is traveling for her "The Born This Way Ball" tour, with fans calling the singer's remarks offensive and insulting.

"We are more civilized than you think," tweeted Thai DJ Surahit Siamwalla, who also called for a boycott of Gaga's Friday show in Bangkok.

"She came to our home, but instead of admiring us, she insulted us," read a comment on the popular Thai Web board pantip.com.

Gaga's preference for knockoffs was also made clear when the singer touched down in Hong Kong for a tour stop in April.

"I love this city," she tweeted April 30 after reportedly indulging a spin class in the city famous for its high-end retail. "You can work out & buy a fake Birkin on the same street."

The backlash is the latest in a series of controversies the boundary-pushing superstar has faced as her tour travels throughout Asia.

The "Born This Way" singer arrived in the Philippines May 19 to a crowd of 200 Christian youths calling for the cancellation of her upcoming concerts and holding placards urging the singer to "respect our faith, stop the blasphemy."

Officials in Indonesia, where Gaga's provocative lyrics and public image had been the subject of protests and complaints by that country's hard-line Islamist organizations, banned her from performing her planned June 3 concert there, fearing large and dangerous protests.

Public support for the Jakarta concert, which was sold out, nonetheless remained high and Gaga gave hope to her fans.

"Little monsters, be patient please," the singer's promoters tweeted after the ban was announced.  "We will keep you updated.  We are still fighting."

On Thursday, Gaga's manager confirmed the singer would rather cancel performances than make changes to appease her protesters.

"We'll skip them," her manager, Troy Carter, told a music conference in Singapore.  "We play the show as it is. It's a very specific show, it's a very specific audience."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Jun212011

Sean Kingston Tweets Again After Jet Ski Crash

Sean Kingston/Twitter(MIAMI) -- Sean Kingston is up and tweeting again after the jet ski crash that left him critically injured over the Memorial Day weekend.

Kingston posted an update to his Twitter feed Sunday night, saying, "Feeling a lot better! GOD IS GREAT! Thanks for all the prayers and support! Love you ALL!"

The 21-year-old singer last tweeted May 29, just hours before he and a female passenger slammed into a Miami Beach bridge while riding that jet ski.  Kingston was hospitalized with a broken jaw, fractured wrist and water in his lungs.  The woman suffered sore ribs and a sore jaw.

Kingston's publicist released a statement earlier this month saying the Jamaican-born artist was breathing on his own and had taken his first steps since the wreck.  Kingston remained in the hospital and was upgraded to serious condition.  E! Online reported he was expected to recover in a few weeks.

In a photo attached to his tweet Sunday night, Kingston is smiling and throwing up the peace sign.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
May032011

NFL Star’s Osama bin Laden Tweet Provokes Backlash

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Rashard Mendenhall, of the Pittsburgh Steelers, caused quite the uproar after tweeting in response to Osama bin Laden's death, "What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side...."

Later, he wrote, "We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style."

The Steelers' president, Art Rooney II, swiftly posted a statement online saying, "I have not spoken with Rashard so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments. The entire Steelers' organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon."

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