After Pop Star Cancels Show for Israel Boycott, Ringo Starr Steps Up to the Plate

After Pop Star Cancels Show for Israel Boycott, Ringo Starr Steps Up to the Plate

Apparently, there are some celebrities in America who are being pressured to boycott Israel and in the case of singers and bands, refuse to perform there. The threat is that if they don’t boycott the country, those who do support the movement will boycott them. Considering that a lot of the people who listen to pop singers are young people who are liberals, it simply wouldn’t do to have that happen.

That’s exactly what happened to pop singer Lorde, who explained that she was forced to cancel her show in Tel Aviv due to pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Luckily there are still those who don’t much care for the leftist ideology that is being forced on the rich and famous, and actually added shows to their tour to include Israel.

Former Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr has announced that his All Starr Band is going to be adding more dates to their Europe and Israel tour. The band is made up of Starr, Steve Lukather of Toto, Greg Rollie of Journey and Graham Gouldman of 10cc, and they will be playing at the Menorah Mivtahim Arena in Tel Aviv.

Issuing a statement on her reason behind cancelling, Lorde cited pressure from “people holding many views.”

“I’ve received an overwhelming number of messages and letters and have had a lot of discussions with people holding many views,” she said. “And I think the right decision at this time is to cancel the show.”

But this didn’t go over so well on social media and even other celebrities got in on the dog-pile.

Lorde is thankfully part of a minority of celebs who refuse to play in Israel. The likes of Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Rihanna and even Sir Paul McCartney have willingly played in our allied country, even under the threat of death.

“If he values his life Mr. McCartney must not come to Israel,” said Islamic terrorist Omar Muhammad ahead of the performance. “He will not be safe there. The sacrifice operatives will be waiting for him.”

I get that Lorde is young and she’s trying to balance her life out and decide whether it means more to her to play in Israel, or to not be boycotted by the left back home. I understand that, but sometimes you just need to make a stand. She would have so many more supporters if she had just had the spine to say “No, I’m playing in Israel.”

This is unfortunate all the way around, but I’m glad Starr stepped up to the plate.

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