Emmy award victor Rosanne Barr slams Lorde as a 'bigot' over Israel


Lorde was not the first performer pressured to cancel a planned appearance in Israel by pro-Palestinian activists.

If Lorde is cancelling her Tel Aviv concert due to political reason, then we assume she soon be announcing the cancellation of her Russian concerts due to Russia's occupation of The Crimea, it's support of Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria and other human rights abuses.

"One particular critique of note came from New Zealand website The Spinoff, which published an open letter titled 'Dear Lorde, here's why we're urging you not to play Israel".

In a statement to AFP, Naranjah said: "We forgive Lorde and wish her a successful tour in Russian Federation and the USA". It has seen some success (Elvis Costello, Thurston Moore and Lauryn Hill all canceled appearances in Israel), but it has also inspired rebuttals by the likes of Radiohead and Nick Cave.

The group continued, pointing out that while the cultural boycott of Israel is "crucial", it is "only the beginning".

The singer wrote in a Sunday statement, as reported by the Jerusalem Post's Amy Spiro, "i've received an overwhelming number of messages & letters and have had a lot of discussions with people holding many views, and i think the right decision at the time is to cancel the show".

Her statement ends: "I hope one day we call can dance".

Speaking generally about Lorde's decision to cancel her show, New Zealand Jewish Council spokeswoman Juliet Moses believes the singer was taken in by a vocal minority.

The show's Israeli promoter, Eran Arielli, announced the cancelation on December 24 and apologized for raising the hopes of fans who wished to see the artist perform in Tel Aviv.

"A pure heroine of culture, void of any foreign political considerations, not to mention delusional ones", Regev said.

Earlier in the week Lorde responded to some of the backlash by tweeting that she was considering all her options and learning all the time.

When another user suggested the singer had been bullied by "trolls" from the Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement, Barr added (sic): "if they do not know enough about hating jews after WW2-they NEVER will-i say fuck them".

"Thank you (Lorde). You're on the right side of history!" wrote Rebecca Vilkomersom, the executive director of Jewish Voices for Peace, on Twitter.



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