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    Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:27:35

    Erykah Badu Show Canceled in Malaysia - It's due to her Allah tattoo

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    The Associated Press reports that a Muslim-majority Malaysia has banned a planned concert by R&B singer Erykah Badu after a photograph of the singer demonstrating her tattoo of the Arabic word for "Allah" written on her body. That's a no-no.

    Badu was scheduled to perform today in Kuala Lumpur.

    Some Muslim groups said Badu was an unsuitable role model for young Malaysians after a publicity photo surfaced with what appeared to be temporary tattoos of the word Allah on her bare shoulders.

    An Information Ministry official said a government committee decided Tuesday (Feb. 28) to forbid the concert because Badu has "offended the religious sensitivities" of Muslims by posing with such tattoos. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to make public statements.

    What do you think of Erykah Badu's concert being axed?

    —Katie Sheehan
    02.28.12



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