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Dua Lupa flatly denies her participation in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar

To be clear: Dua Lipa will not sing at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

In a message posted Sunday on his Instagram account, the pop star told his fans that he will not appear at the event organized by FIFA, because he does not agree with the treatment that is given to part of society in that country. As has been reported by many international media for the past years, Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers has raised concerns about human rights violations, while the LGBTQ community has also criticized the country’s laws against gay sex.

“There is currently a lot of speculation that I will perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar”wrote Lipa, 27. “I will not perform there and nor have I ever been involved in any negotiations to do so.”

Although Lana is not completely boycotting the games, noting that he will “cheer on England from afar”, he did reference human rights concerns.

Message written by the singer Dua Lipa through her Instagram account. (instagram)

“I hope to visit Qatar when it has fulfilled all the human rights promises it made when it won the right to host the World Cup”he added.

Recently, one of the most important websites in the music industry, World Music Awards, inadvertently published the list of artists confirmed to perform at the Al-Bayt Stadium, in Al Khor within the framework of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Among the names the publication mentioned was Dua Lipa, along with artists like Shakira, J BalvinBTS, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, black Eyed Peas and Nora Fatehi, among others.

Lipa has not shied away from taking political positions in the past. For example, In 2018, the “One Kiss” singer commented that she was “appalled” that concertgoers who waved a fan in LGBTQ colors were kicked out of the Shanghai show., China. On top of that, last year she criticized a “appalling” ad placed in the New York Times that accused her and her then-partner Anwar Hadid, brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid, of anti-Semitism.

“I completely reject the false and appalling accusations”he wrote on social media in response to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s controversial World Values ​​Network ad. “This is the price I pay for defending Palestinian human rights against the Israeli government,” he wrote at the time.

On the other hand, Dua Lipa is not the only artist with strong feelings about Qatar. In a new interview with the Sunday Times, Rod Stewart revealed that he turned down the opportunity to sing in the country. “I was actually offered a lot of money, over $1 million, to sing there 15 months ago,” Stewart said. “I turned it down. It’s not right to go. And the Iranians should also be out of the equation for supplying weapons.”

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