Hong Kong Canto-Pop Star Denise Ho Barred from Playing in Malaysia ‘Because of Her Support for LGBT People’
Hong Kong Canto-pop star and pro-democracy activist Denise Ho Wan-sze has been barred from holding a concert in Malaysia in April, she announced on Thursday, saying officials pulled the plug due to her support for the LGBT community. In a Facebook post, Ho apologised to her fans and revealed that Malaysian authorities had turned down her application for a permit to perform. She said members of her team had been told over the phone earlier this week that their application would not be approved “because [Ho] is an active supporter of the LGBT community”. They received an official rejection letter on Thursday.
February 15 / South China Morning Post