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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Dominican Republic bans Cyrus gig

Published 22/08/2014 | 05:46

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Tickets for the banned Miley Cyrus concert have been on sale since last month

A Miley Cyrus concert in the Dominican Republic has been banned on morality grounds.

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The government commission that oversees public performances is outlawing the September 13 performance.

It said 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 US dollars (£16.90) to 370 US dollars (£223) for the concert in the capital have been on sale since last monthy.

Some critics have declared Cyrus' onstage antics, including twerking and crotch-grabbing, to be vulgar.

A representative for Cyrus did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Concert organisers in the Dominican Republic did not comment on the ban.

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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