Bigoted Pop music diva Lorde, who has, like, one hit song to her credit or something, infamously decided to cancel her concerts in Israel because she was afraid of the threats by Palestinian terrorists. But it looks like veteran rock great Ringo Starr is made of sterner stuff. Unlike Lorde, Starr is happy to play in Israel.
The young singer whose real name is a mouthful at Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, stirred a hornet’s nest last week when she decided to bow to the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) which demanded that she cancel her concerts in Israel.
The BDS folks say Israel is an outlaw state that needs to be destroyed and they support terrorists like the so-called Palestinians who have vowed to emulate the Nazis and commit genocide against the Jews.
These are the people “Lorde” — whose only big song seems to be “Royals” — has sided with.
The singer bowed to the pressure after a so-called Palestinian-supporting BDS activist in New Zealand penned an open letter demanding that Lorde cancel her concerts.
“In this context, a performance in Israel sends the wrong message,” the activists wrote to Lorde. “Playing in Tel Aviv will be seen as giving support to the policies of the Israeli government, even if you make no comment on the political situation. Such an effect cannot be undone by even the best intention and the best music.”
Lorde’s weak response was a sad example of a woman without convictions:
“I’ve received an overwhelming number of messages and letters and have had a lot of discussions with people holding many views, and I think the right decision at this time is to cancel the show.” The singer added that she’s “truly sorry to reverse my commitment to come play for you. I hope one day we can all dance.”
Comedienne Roseanne Barr excoriated the pop signer for her idiotic, bigoted decision.
In a tweet she later deleted, Barr slammed Lorde saying, “Boycott this bigot: Lorde caves to BDS pressure, cancels Israel concert.”
But, while the 21-year-old Lorde may be all mixed up about what to do about performing in Israel, it appears that veteran rocker Ringo Starr has no such mental anguish.
According to Breitbart News, Starr has responded to those demanding he don’t play in Israel by booking two shows there later this year:
The former Beatle made the announcement on his personal website. It comes just a week after New Zealand singer Lorde cancelled her planned Tel Aviv concert after a vocal campaign by BDS activists.
Ringo has chosen a band that includes fellow rock legends Steve Lukather of Toto, Greg Rollie of Journey and Graham Gouldman of 10cc as the All-Starrs. The two shows are booked for Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtahim Arena on June 23 and 24.
The visit comes 52 years after The Beatles were originally scheduled to perform in Israel in 1966 – but were turned away by the government of the day who deemed them to be a “bad influence” on Israeli youth.
Looks like rockers from a past era are far stronger than the dolts we have today pretending to be entertainers.