Saturday, April 20, 2024

Pop Singer Lorde Caves to Anti-Israel Protest, Cancels 2018 Concert But Stays Silent on Social Media


New Zealand pop singer Lorde is having some political issues. She stupidly canceled her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, bowing to pressure from BDS (Big Dumb Shits), the Roger Waters-backed group that boycotts performances in Israel. Journalist Amy Spiro broke the story earlier today, which set off a firestorm. Since then, Lorde has been silent on social media.

Here’s Spiro’s post:

Lorde’s message obviously wasn’t thought through. It’s also not clear how well advised or knowledgeable the 21 year old is about the situation. Roger Waters of Pink Floyd has been the most vocal rock star in boycotting Israel. He’s encouraged others to do the same but luckily few have endorsed such a stupid plan. What Waters and his followers don’t seem to get is that boycotts against Israel simply further anti-Semitism at every level. It doesn’t do a thing to bring peace or understanding to the middle East.

Lorde’s real name is Ella Yelich O’Connor. She’s currently nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year for “Melodrama.” What she may not realize is that her decision will not be met with approval by the people working to make her a star in the U.S., Jewish or not. So stay tuned…

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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