Calls for Adele to cancel her 'Israel' concert
Adele fans are calling on the English singer to back out of her concert in "Israel," while the singer's management is preparing for the potential event.
A petition on Change.org surfaced after the English singer-songwriter Adele announced her plans to visit the occupied territories in Palestine for a concert.
According to a report by the Israeli newspaper "Israel Hayom" on Sunday, Superstar singer Adele is in negotiations for her first visit to "Israel." The report stated that the English singer's management is preparing for the potential visit.
The petition reads, "Your presence in Jerusalem to hold a party is evidence of your acceptance of the blood of 159 martyrs who have been killed by the bullets of the occupation since the beginning of this year, including 27 children and 6 women. It truly hurts me to see the artist I love do this !!!!! Your perform [sic] in Jerusalem is a crime against humanity and civilians who are killing daily in Palestine."
It adds that having a concert in "Israel" will only demonstrate a peaceful and loving picture of the occupation to the world, thus would encourage the occupation to continue its crimes against the Palestinians and the occupied land.
So now the singer Adele is joining the immoral failures who go to Israel - supporting genocide - like Nick Cave.— nunsense (@nunsense12) May 24, 2023
The Adele fan who started the petition concluded with a heartfelt plea to the singer to back out and cancel her concert. "In my name as your fan, in the name of all your fans in Palestine, and in the name of all the innocent people who were killed by the bullets of the Israeli occupation, we ask you to cancel your concert. I hope you will reconsider your visit to perform in the apartheid state of Israel."
Last year, Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faced mounting scrutiny in South Africa over an upcoming trip to "Israel" where he planned to perform, with South Africans threatening to cancel the singer if he does not cancel the trip.
Activists from the Africa4Palestine youth group purchased a large number of tickets to his Justice World Tour, promising to disrupt Bieber's concerts that were going to take place in Cape Town in late September and Johannesburg on October 1.
The group, alongside the Palestinian civil society, called on Bieber to respect the boycott of the Israeli apartheid regime and cancel his concert that was set in "Tel Aviv" on October 13.