Lana del Rey surrenders to BDS, cancels Israel performance
American singer Lana Del Rey announced she was postponing her show in Israel on Friday due to her inability to schedule a show in the imaginary country of Palestine.
In a statement posted on her Twitter page, Del Rey said she was delaying her show “until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans.”
Del Rey drew criticism from Israel haters for her decision to perform at the Meteor Festival in September, to which she recently replied that performing in Israel “is not a commitment to the politics there”.
This is the second time del Rey canceled a tour in Israel, with the first time being in 2014.
The singer said “It’s important to me to perform in both Palestine and Israel and treat all my fans equally. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been possible
to line up both visits [to find it on the map] with short notice.”
In response to the news of her surrender to Israel haters, a representative for Meteor Festival gave the following statement:
Just got the word that Lana will be a no-show at Meteor. We do appreciate her for choosing meteor to help her score some press attention.
With that, Meteor will take place with the same badass mix of local and international talent that we’ve been working with this past year. The mission that we’ve all been on together is reaching the finish line in just a matter of days as planned: A pioneering, independent festival in the Upper Galilee of a magnitude and quality that has yet to be seen in the Middle East.