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Miley Cyrus’ tour banned in Dominican Republic over all that sex stuff

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus’ Nashville performance earlier this month makes it pretty clear she knows what she’s doing onstage. The Dominican Republic’s ban on her “Bangerz” tour makes it seem like the country’s cultural officials have an idea as well.
(Donn Jones / Associated Press)

Miley Cyrus won’t be banging around the Dominican Republic any time soon -- at least not on the concert stage.

The “Party in the USA” singer, who’s upped the sexually charged ante in her performances in the years since that 2010 tune came out, has been banned by the government commission in charge of public performances in that Caribbean nation.

In her “Bangerz” tour, Cyrus “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law,” the commission said in a statement obtained by the Associated Press

A translation of the Spanish-language statement published by Dominican Today, an English-language website covering Dominican news, went into more detail, reporting that the former “Hannah Montana” actress was accused of “incitement to sex, lesbian sex and use of inappropriate objects in public, acts that offend personal safety and violate the rights of children and adolescents” in her shows, in addition to wearing inappropriate costumes and -- gasp! -- using double entendres.


Now, the pop star’s onstage antics have included simulating oral sex on a person in a President Clinton mask, performing in a skimpy thong onesie embellished with marijuana leaves and asking audience members to make out with a person of the same sex so they can be shown on a sort of “kiss cam,” so it’s not as if the Dominican Republic folks are making stuff up.

Then again, it’s not like she’s not warning people -- witness the photo above -- albeit a bit late for fans to actually skip the show.

Cyrus was to have performed Sept. 13 at the Quisqueya Stadium, which is also used for baseball. Tickets have been on sale since July.

A Dominican group, la Fundación Justicia y Transparencia, has called for the government to rescind the ban, citing constitutional conflicts, according to the Spanish-language El Nacional.


The “Wrecking Ball” singer’s rep and concert organizers did not respond to AP requests for comment Thursday. As of Friday afternoon, Cyrus was mum on social media regarding the ban.

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