There’s no way to escape the truth of Sunday’s news: The BDS movement chalked up a serious win when Lorde canceled her scheduled Tel Aviv concert.
After a week of being bombarded on social media with calls to boycott the Jewish state, the 21-year-old singer announced on Sunday evening that she wouldn’t be performing a show in Tel Aviv after all. And the activists who dedicate themselves to pushing for a cultural boycott rejoiced like they haven’t for a long time. It was nothing short of a huge win for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which goes after almost any artist that announces a show in Israel and pushes them to cancel.
What made the accomplishment for BDS so monumental, was how publicly, vocally and internationally the story played out. Already last week, news organizations in the US, UK and New Zealand were speculating that Lorde may pull out of the show after a tweet to a fan that she was “considering all options.”
BY AMY SPIRO DECEMBER 25, 2017 22:20 The Jerusalem Post Lorde’s cancellation has created a lot of noise – more so than the dozens of acts who show up every year. NEW ZEALAND singer Lorde performs at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in California in August.. (photo credit: MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS) There’s no way to escape […]
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