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Robbie Williams will give a concert in Qatar during the World Cup. “It would be hypocritical if I didn’t go”

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“Of course, I do not condone human rights abuses in any form,” Robbie Williams said, but then added:

But if we don’t tolerate human rights violations anywhere, that would be the shortest route the world has ever known: I wouldn’t even be able to perform in my own kitchen.

Robbie Williams will play in Qatar, where the World Cup is being held. Thousands of people died during the preparations

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You may wonder what is going on in the star’s kitchen, but above all, remember that in Qatar, the working conditions of immigrants are so bad that they often effectively sentence workers to death. It is estimated that only during the preparations for the championships, as a result of heat, excessive demands or improper treatment, from several to several thousand employees died. In the country where the football world cup is currently being played, women and LGBT+ people are also persecuted, and flogging is mentioned among the penalties used, for example, against homosexual people. Therefore, he refused to play during the opening ceremony of the World Cup, among others. Rod Stewart.

Dua Lipa, who was allegedly on the list of potential artists to attend the opening ceremony, wrote on Instagram that she was “never involved in any negotiations for the performance”, while admitting that she would be happy to visit Qatar “when it fulfills all obligations in human rights he undertook to win the right to host the World Cup. Williams, who is due to give a concert on December 8 at the Doha Golf Club in Qatar, told Il Venerdì di Repubblica:

It would be hypocritical of me not to go [do Kataru – red.] because of the places I go.

Recall that Williams played, for example, a private concert for Vladimir Putin and other people of power just after Russia’s aggression against Ukraine in 2014, annexing Crimea.

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Amnesty International urged Williams to use his performance to publicly address the accusations against Qatar.

Source: Gazeta

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