Roseanne Barr — the iconic comedienne and actress who's been leaning right against ultra-liberal Hollywood for quite some time — called for a boycott against "bigot" singer Lorde after she canceled a concert in Israel following pressure from left-wing activists.
The New Zealand singer last Monday announced a Tel Aviv concert slated for next year before cancelling it less than a week later, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Turns out dozens of fans reacted negatively to Lorde's upcoming performance in Israel, the paper added, noting that she was urged to cancel it in support of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
“I have had a lot of discussions with people holding many views, and I think the right decision at this time is to cancel the show,” she wrote, the Post reported.
“I pride myself on being an informed young citizen, and I had done a lot of reading and sought a lot of opinion before deciding to book a show in Tel Aviv, but I’m not too proud to admit I didn’t make the right call on this one,” Lorde added, the paper said.
Eran Arielli — a founder of Naranjah, the concert promoter who was handling the Lorde show — wrote on Facebook Sunday evening that he was “naive to think that an artist of her age would be able to face the pressure of appearing in Israel.”
Remember who the singer blamed for the deadly Charlottesville riots?
Lorde was heavily criticized for saying “all white people” were to blame for the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, riots in August.
“[I] just want to say i’m so, so sorry," Lorde wrote on Twitter. "all white people are responsible for this system’s thrive and fall. we have to do better. i’m sorry.”
(H/T: Consequence of Sound)