Beyoncé refuses to cover up onstage

Beyonce KnowlesSinger Beyoncé Knowles has cancelled her first Malaysian concert because of strict dress codes concerning female performers. The Malaysian government requires women to be covered up from their knees to the tops of their shoulders. Reluctant to give up her skimpy outfits, Knowles will instead perform a concert in Indonesia, where dress requirements are not as strict.

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  1. n.v • October 2, 2007 @ 5:03 PM

    who wouldnt want to see her sexy body? way to go knowles way to go

  2. Anonymous • October 2, 2007 @ 5:37 PM

    i feel sorry for her malaysian fans who now wont get to see her because she wouldnt wear clothing for like one show.
    great job beyonce… way to let your fans down

  3. Anonymous • October 2, 2007 @ 6:12 PM

    How completely ridiculous! That just goes to show how high up she considers herself. Not to mention a lack of self-esteem. Her true fans would undoubtedly not mind going to her show just to hear her sing regardless of what she’s wearing. That’s a true performer, someone who can sing and perform regardless of what they look like!

  4. Poppa John • October 2, 2007 @ 8:01 PM

    Ditto, Anonymous!!!!!

  5. blah • October 2, 2007 @ 9:09 PM

    I’m sure she thinks she’s “taking a stand” or some nonsense like that too. Abandoning her fans over a dresscode, wow. God forbid she doesn’t show more skin than clothes at every single show. Real classy Beyonce.

  6. Nancy • October 2, 2007 @ 9:21 PM

    Beyonce’s ‘people’ should ALWAYS check the laws of each country BEFORE she gets scheduled to perform and thousands of people buy tickets!! DUH!!!!

  7. tata • October 2, 2007 @ 9:45 PM

    she should cancel, her fans fell in love with her the way she is so she should perform however she pleases. I can only imagine how hot and uncomfortable it would be to perform so covered up. I’m sick and tired of all the countries that take pleasure in oppressing females, if its not how they dress its their right to vote and be seen as equals to men. Do you beyonce, i dont blame you, perform where ever you can be yourself!!!

  8. Ed Davis • October 2, 2007 @ 11:22 PM

    What else could the woman do?? I admire Beyonce’s resolve; a lesser artist would have given in to bureaucratic pressure and compromised their act.

  9. bob • October 3, 2007 @ 7:14 AM

    why all the stupid talk about beyonce , seriously you guys are weak if she doesn’t like it she does’t have to go WTF it’s malaysia . since when did malaysia define dress codes . every body’s so worried about malaysia’s feelings and calling beyonce stuck up . why do you pretend to care about malaysia ? you dont even know where it is !

  10. Ginger MacQueen • October 3, 2007 @ 5:36 PM

    Dudes, in my opinion, any country that oppresses women should be boycotted!! Way to go Beyonce’!

  11. Marisa • October 3, 2007 @ 6:02 PM

    Beyonce is totally in the right.

  12. Ginger Grant • October 3, 2007 @ 6:03 PM

    It’s time the Malaysian government joined the rest of us in the 21st Century.

  13. Nancy • October 3, 2007 @ 9:32 PM

    Hey, it’s their country and their laws, the onus is on Beyonce to follow their rules. When you go to England, you drive on the opposite side of the road than we do; German’s can drink at 16, Americans at 21, Canadians at 19…. different countries have diff. laws and it is up to you to know them if you want to go there. Thing is….you don’t HAVE to go!

  14. Anonymous • October 3, 2007 @ 10:38 PM

    Cate Blanchett is a man.

  15. Anonymous • October 4, 2007 @ 1:11 PM

    its not necessarily about the fact that she is a woman its about how little she was going to wear, if a boyband wanted to go shirtless and have other things like that the same laws would be inforce.

  16. grilling time for chicken • July 18, 2008 @ 6:39 PM


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