TV star Roseanne Barr took to Twitter the other day to take down pop singer Lorde after she canceled a performance in Israel because of pressure from anti-Israel activists, reports Fox News.
The New Zealand pop star fell to the pressure of the pro-Palestinian activists when she said in a statement that “the right decision at this time” was to cancel her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, which was announced earlier this month.
Barr saw through it though and called Lorde out for what she is.
Boycott this bigot: Lorde caves to BDS pressure, cancels Israel concert https://t.co/eugOCJPRBu
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) December 24, 2017
The singer’s announcement follows calls by proponents of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement that called for Lorde to cancel her performance over Israel’s human rights record.
Lorde joins a number of artists who have joined the BDS movement, including Roger Waters, Lauryn Hill, and Elvis Costello in boycotting Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.
Lorde said that after having “lots of discussions” about the matter, “I’m not too proud to admit I didn’t make the right call on this one,” referring to her initial decision to hold the concert.
The BDS movement has been extremely happy with Lorde’s decision. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel posted a statement on Twitter thanking the artist for “heeding appeals from your fans against Israel’s art-washing of its brutal oppression of Palestinians.”
Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev said she hoped Lorde would reconsider her decision.
“Lorde, I expect you to be a pure heroine, like the title of your first album, a pure culture hero, free of any external – and if I may add, delusional – political considerations,” Regev said in a statement.
In the end, though, the Israeli concert promoter responded to the cancellation saying “we forgive her.”