Akon Facing Protests In Sri Lanka

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akon Akon Facing Protests In Sri Lanka

A group of protesters in Sri Lanka freaked out yesterday over an upcoming Akon show, which is scheduled for sometime next month.

Around 200 people gathered to throw stones at the headquarters of the local broadcaster that set up the show.  The building was damaged and 4 people were injured.

Turns out, a lot of people in Sri Lanka are Buddhist and people are upset because they believe that [lastfm]Akon [/lastfm]desecrated Buddha in the music video he made with [lastfm]David Guetta [/lastfm]for “Sexy Chick” because there’s a statue of Buddha overlooking the naughtiness during a pool party.  (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)

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