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US Lawmakers Pushing to Cancel Lorde’s Upcoming Florida Shows

Lorde in concert. (Photo: Lorde’s twitter account)
Palestine Chronicle | February 11, 2018

American Lawmakers in Florida are trying to cancel Lorde’s upcoming shows in the state after the Kiwi songstress and superstar called off her performance in Israel.

Lorde cancelled her Tel Aviv concert in December, following pressure from fans and activists in the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, which is making a stand against Israel’s oppression of Palestinians.

The decision has seen Republican state Rep. Randy Fine this week pushing for Miami and Tampa to cancel Lorde’s April shows, the Orlando Weekly reported.

Fine based his actions on a Florida law which barred companies that received state funds from doing business over $1 million with organisations associated with BDS.

“When Lorde joined the boycott in December, she and her companies became subject to that statute,” Fine told Orlando Weekly.

“The taxpayers of Miami and Tampa should not have to facilitate bigotry and anti-Semitism, and I look forward to the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority and the Tampa Sports Authority complying with the law and cancelling these concerts.

“Florida has no tolerance for anti-Semitism and boycotts intended to destroy the State of Israel.”

Florida is one of 20 states with a law in place to deal with businesses that boycott Israel.

In a statement released in December last year Lorde said that “the right decision at this time” was to cancel her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv.

The Grammy-award winner said that after having “lots of discussions” about the matter, she was “not too proud to admit I didn’t make the right call on this one,” referring to her initial decision to hold the concert.

The cancellation was welcomed by members of the BDS movement.

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel posted a statement on Twitter thanking the artist for “heeding appeals from your fans against Israel’s art-washing of its brutal oppression of Palestinians.”

Other artists to have boycotted Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians included Roger Waters, Lauryn Hill and Elvis Costello.

February 11, 2018 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance | , , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. “Florida has no tolerance for anti-Semitism and boycotts intended to destroy the State of Israel.”

    “Florida is one of 20 states with a law in place to deal with businesses that boycott Israel”.

    More evidence of Israel’s ENORMOUS “undue influence” in not only the USA, but also in individual States as well.
    While Americans are being shot dead in the streets by murderers and even the American police, Israel supporters are getting laws passed to protect a foreign country.
    The situation in the USA is ridiculous. When is “AMERICA” going to be The USA’s Focal point instead of Israel???

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | February 11, 2018 | Reply

  2. What this Randy Fine said should be used and paraphrased as, “…the tax payers of Miami and Tampa should not have to facilitate bigotry and…” racism, ethnic cleansing, genocide, land theft, murder and incarceration of men, women and children without habeas corpus… and all the additional crimes of the Zionist state.

    He represents Israel, not America. He and his fellow Zionist conspirators are conducting wars in the name of Israel, crimes committed by Israel and this is dragging the United States into a partnership with a country which is hell-bent on war, destruction of its neighboring countries and gorging itself on tax payer foreign aid from America to conduct these crimes. America must stop funding Israeli apartheid and war. End foreign aid to Israel.

    Americans: oppose this complicity brought about by the likes of these people. And world-wide, wake up to what they are doing.

    Comment by Michael | February 11, 2018 | Reply

    • I share your views, but, the people who can change it tomorrow, your Politicians have been bought, and are owned by the AIPAC GANG. They won’t and cannot, change anything………

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | February 11, 2018 | Reply

      • Sadly, you are right, Brian. The USrael “entangling alliance” is so one-sidedly strangling and omnipresent/omniscient that there is no extrication from it — save a tipping-point revelation and an ensuing blowback that would not be pleasant for any Jew (ALL Jews, because their entire tribe is tainted, and their arrogance and complicity-through-silence-or-active-participation are at the root of all this satanic mendacity — this Zionist criminal psychosis — centering on the hapless Palestinians) or Zionist (including the bizarre “Christian” and sundry other varieties.)

        But let us agree: The Germans continue, ad infinitum, to pay homage and reparations to the Zioentity so-called Israel; and the rest of the West are not far if at all behind in that realm.

        Comment by roberthstiver | February 11, 2018 | Reply

  3. I am speechless, voiceless, songless. Florida Zionists can do BDS but not the Palestinians and their supporters…WTF.

    Someone should initiate a world-wide petition to the courageous Lorde: “Good on you, Lorde!!!”

    Comment by roberthstiver | February 11, 2018 | Reply

  4. randy fine
    certainly a fl lawmaker
    but jew first
    and poxberg (aka israel) first

    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | February 12, 2018 | Reply

    • “The decision has seen Republican state Rep. Randy Fine…….”

      Oh, I get it now…….”Randy Feinberg”

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | February 12, 2018 | Reply


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