Dua Lipa has been unhappy with previous “speculations” that she would appear at the 2022 World Cup.
A week before this year’s international football tournament, which was controversially held in Qatar, the “Levitating” singer squashed rumors that she would perform at the event’s opening ceremony.
“I will not perform and have never been involved in negotiations to perform,” Lipa, 27, wrote on Instagram on November 13, adding that she looks forward to “visiting Qatar when it has fulfilled all its human rights promises.” made when it won the right to host the World Cup”.
Speak with diversity In a new interview published on Wednesday, November 30, the Grammy winner reiterated her point: “The World Cup is a truly unique opportunity to hold Qatar to account.
“They made pledges on human rights at the signing of the World Cup agreement that have not been satisfactorily met in relation to migrant workers’ rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and freedom of expression – what a message it sends when those pledges mean nothing ?”
Lipa clarified that she had “nothing against Qatar” but “I didn’t like being under speculation that I was speaking up for something that really goes against my beliefs”.
Since Fifa announced that Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup, there has been a huge backlash due to Qatar’s history of human rights abuses, mainly related to migrant workers and the LGBTQ+ community.
Prior to the November 20 start – with the final scheduled for December 18 – other artists, including Rod Stewart and Shakira, also refused to perform.
Meanwhile, singer Robbie Williams defended his decision to perform, arguing it would be “hypocritical” of him not to.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/dua-lipa-qatar-world-cup-2022-b2236683.html Dua Lipa speaks out against “speculation” about her appearance at the 2022 Fifa World Cup