Dua Lipa Denies Rumor She’s Performing At World Cup, Cites Human Rights Concerns
Written by B87FM on November 13, 2022
Dua Lipa says that she’s not performing on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The pop star cleared up the confusion on her Instagram Story, Sunday, whereas citing human rights considerations relating to Qatar.
“There may be at the moment a variety of hypothesis that I might be performing on the opening ceremony of the world cup in Qatar,” she started.
She added: “I can’t be performing and nor have I ever been concerned in any negotiation to carry out. I might be cheering England on from afar and I look ahead to visiting Qatar when it has fulfilled all of the human rights pledges it made when it received the precise to host the World Cup.”
With a highlight shining on Qatar because of the World Cup, the nation’s remedy of migrant staff and its anti-gay legal guidelines have drawn vital backlash. Being gay within the nation is reportedly unlawful and punishable by loss of life.
Dua Lipa has been vocal in talking out in opposition to human rights abuses at a number of factors in her profession. In 2021, she was criticized by many for her unwavering help of Palestinians. She additionally introduced consideration to safety guards kicking followers out of a present for waving LGBTQ flags in Shanghai in 2018.
Lipa isn’t the one artist to refuse to play in Qatar. Moreover, Rod Stewart introduced that he rejected a suggestion to carry out on the occasion.
“I turned it down. It’s not proper to go,” he advised The Sunday Occasions. “And the Iranians ought to be out too for supplying arms.”
The World Cup opening ceremony is scheduled for November 20.
Take a look at Dua Lipa’s assertion on Instagram under.