Dua Lipa denies rumours she will perform at Qatar World Cup, calls out country’s human rights record

Dua Lipa denies rumours she will perform at Qatar World Cup, calls out country’s human rights record
– #Dua #Lipa #denies #rumours #perform #Qatar #World #Cup #calls #countrys #human #rights #record

Dua Lipa has cleared up rumours that she will be performing at the Qatar World Cup, confirming with fans that it is the last thing she wants to support.

Posting to her Instagram Stories, the Potions singer, 27, revealed that it was the country’s human rights record that she couldn’t look past.

“There is a lot of speculation that I will be performing at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar,” she wrote.

READ MORE: Dave Chappelle divides audiences with remarks about Kanye West’s anti-Semitism

Dua Lipa, Nov 2022.
Lipa said she would not be performing at the World Cup opening ceremony, and had not been in discussions to do so. (Instagram / @dualipa)

READ MORE: Aaron Carter tried to stop his memoir being published before his death, rep claims

“I will not be performing and nor have I ever been involved in any negotiation to perform. I will be cheering England on from afar and I look forward to visiting Qatar when it has fulfilled all the human rights pledges it made when it won the right to host the World Cup,” she added.

The singer’s comment comes as Qatar receives waves of scrutiny from players, fans and advocates around the world over its treatment of women, migrant workers and the LGBTQ+ community.

Dua Lipa confirms she will not perform at the Qatar World Cup amid country's human rights violations
Lipa called out Qatar’s questionable human rights record as a reasion she wouldn’t be supporting the tournament. (Instagram / @dualipa)

Just two weeks from the opening of the soccer tournament, an ambassador for the World Cup described homosexuality as a “damage in the mind” in an interview with German public broadcaster ZDF.

Another concern that has been mounting since Qatar was chosen to host the tournament is the conditions of work for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers that were employed to transform the country in the lead up.

For a daily dose of 9Honey, subscribe to our newsletter here

6a8c888a 46bf 4e3a 87b6 cc8ef2621e85
Lipa recently performed in Sydney and Melbourne. (Getty)

READ MORE: Alec Baldwin sues Rust film crew members after fatal on-set shooting

This year, Qatar has seen pockets of protests from workers who claim they went months without payas well as workers who claim they were denied food and water, and were stripped of their passports.

Qatar was also accused of deporting the workers who protested their work and pay conditions in August.

In the country, like other Gulf nations, the right to form worker’s unions remains tightly controlled and available only to Qataris – which proves an issue for much of their labour base, which they often import from foreign nations.

Warren Beatty

Controversial star ‘so vain’ he thinks ’70s hit is about him

WATCH NOW

DOWNLOAD NOW

Stay Connected with Kuri007.com – Follow for more updates, you will be notified soon. Thank You For Visiting

x