Although Akon apologized for the controversy in the video for Sexy Chick, his will no longer be performing in Sri Lanka due to outrage over the sacrilegious video.
But the country is gonna lose a lot of money because of the cancellation!
"We were expecting about 5,000 to 6,000 tourists from India, the Maldives and Malaysia to watch the show. The mileage we would have got would have been priceless," said tourism chief Achala Jagoda.
He does realize that it would have been wrong to grant Akon a work permit after all the dramaz, but insists "this does not mean that we have a Taliban-style Buddhist following in Sri Lanka. Some parts of Akon's video were not culturally suitable for us."
Maybe next time - if Akon behaves himself!
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