Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lady Gaga angers Thai fans with fake Rolex comment

BANGKOK (AP) -- Lady Gaga wants to go shopping in Bangkok - for a fake Rolex.

The singer made the comment to her 24 million Twitter followers, sparking an online uproar Thursday in Thailand where some fans called it offensive, insulting and bad for the country's image.

It's the latest publicity-making turn of events as "The Born This Way Ball" travels through Asia.

Lady Gaga's provocative lyrics and costumes have angered Catholic groups in South Korea and the Philippines and Islamists in Indonesia, where the show may be banned.

Now she is stirring nationalist fervor in Thailand, where people tend to get upset when the country's seedy underworld is highlighted by outsiders.

"We are more civilized than you think," tweeted Thai DJ Surahit Siamwalla, who has a ticket to Friday's show in Bangkok but said he plans to boycott. Read More