Singer Lorde has been called a “bigot” after pulling out of a planned concert in Israel.
In a full-page advertisement, taken out in the Washington Post by rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s pro-Israel organsiation This World: The Values Network, Lorde, 21, is described as taking part in “a global anti-semitic boycott of Israel”.
A pull quote in the paid-for text reads “21 is young to become a bigot”, while the headline and longer article accuse the New Zealand singer of being a hypocrite for cancelling her planned Tel Aviv concert while still performing in Russia.
“While Lorde claims to be concerned with human rights, she hypocritically chose to proceed with her two concerts in Putin’s Russia, despite his support for [Syrian president] Assad’s genocidal regime,” the text states..
“Let’s boycott the boycotters and tell Lorde and her fellow bigots that Jew-hatred has no place in the twenty-first century.”