September 18, 2014
Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus show
Dominican Republic’s National Commission for Public Entertainment decided today to cancel US singer Miley Cyrus' concert, originally planned for September 13th.
Through a letter delivered to the companies in charge of the event, the local government argued Cyrus performances “go against the country’s moral and customs.”
According to the commission, the singer also “performs with unsuitable costumes,” and uses “language and images which encourage sex and violence.”
In addition, they accused Cyrus of “apology for crime, violence and denigrating acts before civilized culture, incitement for sex, lesbian sex, and use of inappropriate objects in public.”
The show was supposed to take place at Quisqueya Stadium, in the country's capital of Santo Domingo.