Pop icons to respect country's culture

Jump to Last Post 1-1 of 1 discussions (4 posts)
  1. silverstararrow profile image84
    silverstararrowposted 6 years ago

    Not just pop, but all artists invited to perform abroad (a country other than their homeland). There are so many societal and cultural norms to be followed by an international celebrity when they happen to perform in a country other than their own. Is it morally correct to enforce not-so-subtle rules and warnings that stage performers need to follow whilst delivering a live performance on stage? Isn't flamboyance part and parcel of being a celebrity? Or should they tamp down their usual mannerism to please (not offend/hurt) the audience?

    1. twosheds1 profile image60
      twosheds1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ideally, they should strike a balance between their artistic expression and the social norms of the society in which they are performing. That said, those artists who are actually concerned about artistic expression probably don't do much that would offend other cultures, and those whose acts might be offensive (e.g., Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj) probably aren't too concerned about their integrity.

      Then there is the issue of which countries would be offended, and would western artists even play there? I don't think Lady Gaga would ever perform in Saudi Arabia (I don't think they'd let her off the plane), or Uzbekistan, or any place where the religious fanatics control the media.

      And personally, I wouldn't care one whit about offending religious fanatics anywhere. Did you have a specific performer or place in mind?

      1. silverstararrow profile image84
        silverstararrowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with you twoshed1, about performers striking a balance. But how can they be certain of it if they aren't quite aware of the country's culture or society?

        I read a recent news article about Katy Perry making a few adjustments in her costumes for the inaugral function of IPL (Indian Premier League) T20 cricket 2012. There has also been hype about Lady Gaga's outrageous choice of clothing and hairstyle that many music lovers in Asia do not prefer, on the grounds of culture and decorum.

        I do believe that the signature style of each artist is a part of his/her performance and should not be cause for offence.

        1. twosheds1 profile image60
          twosheds1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I suppose their managers, publicists, stylists, and the army of others that attend such performers would be the ones who would do the research on the norms of the society where a performance was going to occur, but I'm sure a bit of common sense comes in play, too. For example, Katy Perry probably wouldn't have her ice cream cone boobs outfit on if she were going to perform for Queen Elizabeth. The flipside is that if you're going to see a performer like that, you should know what to expect, and that very outrageousness is part of their appeal.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)