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World Cup 2022: famous artists who refused to perform at the opening ceremony

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The 2022 World Cup is a global sporting event, but it will take place in an Arab country, as Amnesty International warns. freedom of speech, press and association of people is limitedwhere women continue to live oppressed lives under the constant supervision of their male relatives, without whose permission they cannot even freely study and go to a gynecologist, and the LGBTI + community has non-existent rights, because homosexuality is still a criminal offense.

In addition, the working conditions of thousands of migrant workers in Qatar (even those who were building infrastructure) by the 2022 World Cup remain appalling, and the deaths of hundreds of workers remain unsolved. Somehow, it becomes a little clearer why celebrities like Dua Lipa told the organizers of the 2022 World Cup a resounding “no” to participation in the opening ceremony of the World Cup.

It was when the weather was bad Khalid Salmanformer football player and ambassador for the 2022 World Cup, recently called homosexuality haram (forbidden) and “damage to the mind”. His interview was interrupted by a member of the press at the event, but the “damage” for those who were already questioning whether Qatar was the right country to host such an event in the modern era had already been done.

Dua Lipa resolutely “no” to the 2022 World Cup

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Last Sunday, November 13, 2022, Dua Lipa, through her Instagram story, denied rumors that she would appear at the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, while sending a strong message of condemnation of Qatar for human rights issues.

“I will not appear and I have never entered into a negotiation process about my appearance. I will support England from afar and I look forward to visiting Qatar when it fulfills its human rights obligations. when he won the right to host the World Cup.”wrote Dua Lipa, who publicly expressed her solidarity with the LGBTI community.

Rod Stewart turned down $1 million

Also, British musician Rod Stewart, in an interview with the Sunday Times, said that 15 months ago he was offered $ 1 million for a performance in Qatar, but rejected the offer on ethical grounds.

“I don’t feel good going. And also the Iranian arsenal must be removed.”write down.

Melanie C will feel ‘uncomfortable’ in Qatar

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In October, Melanie C of the Spice Girls stated that feels ‘very uncomfortable’ supporting Qatar at the 2022 World Cup; given the attitude towards homosexuals in the country. She commented on the fact that David Beckham, the husband of Victoria Beckham of the Spice Girls, agreed to be the 2022 World Cup ambassador for $10 million.

“It’s difficult. David is my friend and everyone has to make their own choice.”write down.

Shakira has changed her mind about the 2022 World Cup

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OUR Shakira was also supposed to be one of the stars that will appear at the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Colombian singer has changed her mind and will not participate in the event without any explanation from her side.

Robert Smith responded to rumors with a tweet

The Cure frontman Robert Smith also revealed on Twitter that his team will not appear in Qatar at the 2022 World Cup, who is on the European tour.

“I’m sorry to disappoint you, but despite the rumors, we will not be the ones to lead the formation at the opening ceremony of the World Cup”he said.

Artists who will perform at the 2022 World Cup

According to Marca, it is still expected that the singer will perform at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup. jungkook South Korean group BTS.

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In addition, The Times reports that they have confirmed their participation in FIFA Fan Fest which is organized as part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and which will last the entire month of the event, Patoranking, Omar Montes, Dj Aseel, Gims, Miami Band, Julian Marley and Rebellion, Mirat, Hassan Shakosh, Pure bandit and Sean Paul.

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