First she made a joke about buying a fake Rolex. Now Thailand's
culture ministry has filed a complaint to police against Lady
Gaga for misuse of the Thai flag during her show last month.
The ministry said the part of Lady Gaga's performance when she
wore a traditional headdress and sat on a motorcycle in a skimpy
outfit with a Thai flag trailing behind was "inappropriate and
hurt Thai people's sentiment".
"We are not asking police to prosecute her but it's our normal
procedure to file complaints to concerned agencies when we
receive them," a senior ministry official, who declined to be
The ministry noted that the Thai national flag consisted of three
colours -- red for the nation, blue for the revered monarchy and
white for religion.
Lady Gaga caused a stir soon after her arrival in Thailand last
month by tweeting: "I wanna get lost in a lady market and buy
fake Rolex," remarks that some Thais complained cast the kingdom
in a negative light.
About 50,000 people attended her concert in Bangkok, which was
part of a tour that sparked protests from religious hardliners in
Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea.