The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds.
The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus often “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law.”
Tickets ranging from $27 to $370 for the concert in the capital have been on sale since July.
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Some critics have declared Cyrus’ onstage antics, including twerking and crotch-grabbing, as vulgar.
A representative for Cyrus did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Concert organizers in the Dominican Republic did not comment on the ban.
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The commission in the past has banned songs it considers vulgar from the airwaves, including some by Calle 13 of Puerto Rico.
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