Sometimes the conservative culture exerts its influence against leftist bigotry that has a stronghold on society. This time the pop singer Lorde is getting the brunt of the bruising, and for good reason. The oh-so compassionate liberals just can’t muster compassion for Israel. When Lorde cancelled a show there, she heard about it on Twitter.
The 21-year-old “Royals” singer was due to perform in Tel Aviv in June 2018 but reversed course and canceled the concert this week after coming under pressure from BDS, the hard-left movement which advocates for financial and cultural boycotts of Israel.
“I’ve received an overwhelming number of messages and letters and 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,” Lorde said in statement announcing her decision.
The cancelation was met with widespread backlash both on social media and in the larger entertainment industry.
Boycott this bigot: Lorde caves to BDS pressure, cancels Israel concert https://t.co/eugOCJPRBu
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) December 24, 2017
.@Lorde If you canceled your concert in 🇮🇱 Israel, an imperfect liberal democracy, but not in 🇷🇺 Russia, a perfect dictatorship that poisons its own dissidents, persecutes gays, and helped kill 500,000 Syrians, you're not being pro-human rights—you're just being anti-Israeli. pic.twitter.com/sl9fL9x9dH
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) December 25, 2017
Feminist @lorde cancels concert in Israel – only place in the Middle East where women are truly equal – on moral grounds. I look forward to her making a stand for the millions of oppressed women living under Islam. Or cancelling her Russian concerts due to the treatment of LGBT.
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) December 26, 2017
I just deleted all my Lorde songs since she won't play Israel.
Protests are not as visually stunning in the digital age.
— Jeff Dwoskin – Hashtag Roundup (@bigmacher) December 25, 2017
Even Hollywood bristles at some of these confused decisions made by lefties. It’s a strange, strange world.
Congratulations to Rosanne Barr for sticking up for Israel. The left has been pushing this anti-Israel garbage forever and it’s nice to see someone in Hollywood stand up.