Lady Gaga slammed by Thai ministry for inappropriate use of flag during concert

Updated: Jun 16, 2012, 18:04 PM IST

New York: Thailand’s Culture Ministry is criticizing Lady Gaga over her improper use of a Thai flag during a Bangkok concert last month.

The 26-year-old American pop diva had at that time worn a traditional Thai headdress and a bikini and sat on a motorcycle with a Thai flag tied to it.

The ministry said that the act was “not appropriate and hurt the feelings of the Thai people,” the New York Daily reported.

The ministry’s Permanent Secretary Somchai Seanglai said that his agency had given police a summary of public complaints it had received.

Seanglai said that is the protocol but the ministry does not intend to seek legal action against the singer.

The ‘Judas’ singer’s Asian tour has been wildly popular but had also raised objections and an Indonesian show of hers was canceled after Muslim hard-liners had denounced it.