Bieber Tweets 'Israel Next', Arab Twitter 'Corrects' Him

Published May 2nd, 2017 - 04:00 GMT
Justin Bieber performs (Flickr)
Justin Bieber performs (Flickr)

Justin Bieber is no stranger to controversy. Detained on multiple occasions in the US, the singer has an outstanding arrest warrant in Argentina.

He might be able to outrun the law, but he is no match for the Palestinian Twitter police.

The Canadian tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that he would be heading to Israel for the next stage of his “Purpose” world tour.

Little did he know he had put his foot in it big time with one demographic: Arabs were quick to call Bieber out on what they considered his mistake.

 

Bieber’s performance in Tel Aviv tomorrow comes at a time when a number of artists have cancelled gigs in Israel under pressure from the Palestinian boycott movement. Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill and U2 are among those who have called off their concerts in response to BDS activism.

It is not the first time the “Sorry” singer will perform in the Israeli capital. While in the country for his 2011 concert, he tweeted “You would think people would have some respect in holy places. All I wanted was to walk where Jesus did here in Israel.”

Bieber also complained six years ago about being “dragged into politics”. Sorry Justin, it seems that politics is hard to avoid when you travel to Israel-Palestine!

RA

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