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Akon Video Considered Blasphemous To Buddhists, Sri Lankan Visa Denied

Posted by Media Outrage on March 25, 2010

Akon has managed to anger Buddhists all over the world with his ‘Sexy Chick’ video in which he has half dressed women dancing very suggestive infront of a Buddha statue during a pool scene.

Via Music Yahoo:

Singer Akon has postponed his April concert in Sri Lanka after the island nation’s government said they planned to deny his visa on Tuesday.

Their announcement followed a violent incident on Monday, when more than 200 protestors in the city of Colombo threw rocks at the offices of Capital Maharaja, Akon’s concert promoters. Chevan Daniel, Maharaja broadcasting’s head of news, told The Associated Press that the mob – some carrying signs that read “Stop Akon Now” — broke windows and hit cars parked near the building. Four employees were reportedly injured.

The protestors were incited by Akon’s video, “Sexy Chick,” the #3 hit song he recorded for Dave Guetta’s One Love album.

The video features bikini-clad women dancing suggestively in front of a Buddha statue during a pool scene. The clip “triggered a lot of disappointment among Buddhists all over the world,” a government spokesperson said in a statement.

Online dissension emerged as well. The “We Hate Akon” page on Facebook has more than 12,000 members. They posted a flyer (right) featuring screenshots of controversial images from the video.

“I was not aware that the statue was even on the set of the video until now,” Akon said in a statement Wednesday. “I would never set out to offend or desecrate anyone’s religion or religious beliefs.”

More than 60 percent of Sri Lanka’s population is Buddhist. The nation’s Buddhist clergy are influential, and protestors have previously resorted to violence when they felt disrespect had been shown towards the religion.

“I myself am a spiritual man, so I can understand why they are offended,” the singer added. “But violence is never the answer and I am disheartened.”

American Talent Agency, Akon’s international booking company, is hopeful the singer’s concert will still happen.

“Akon is looking forward to performing for the people of Sri Lanka and we hope to have this situation resolved in the coming weeks,” the firm said in a statement.

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5 Responses to “Akon Video Considered Blasphemous To Buddhists, Sri Lankan Visa Denied”

  1. Yeah I Said It said

    Did they shoot the pool scene at night? Were there pool lights? If not how did they know Akon was on set? If you couldn’t see midnight nasty. That is his best defense, I wasn’t there if so find me in any photo.

    • Well the fact that he is darker than Wesley Snipes in outer space is probably the perfect defense. But I think he is offensive to anyone in the states or on this planet because his voice sounds like a hamster being raped by a Mountain Lion.

      We need to stop this Dude before he pollutes more eardrums and we need to than Sri Lanka for their commited effort

  2. Dominikingz said

    Not every country listens to permiscuous music so I can understand that.

  3. Blessed38LA said

    Akon, look out! they could turn your a– into looking like a Buddha and the dern sexy chick too. Then you both will be walking around doing evil ungrateful mess to righteous ones. Oh, does Akon already look like a Buddha, yall?

  4. Verbalism said

    Akon is an offense to himself. Spiritual my behind.

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