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Roseanne Barr calls for boycott of ‘bigot’ pop star for cancelling Tel Aviv concert

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Roseanne Barr has never been one to shy away from controversy, and she’s not about to start now.

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The comedian is a staunch supporter of Israel and came out with both barrels blazing at singer Lorde’s decision to scrap an upcoming concert in the Middle Eastern country.

New Zealand music star Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, known professionally as Lorde, said in a statement that it was the “right decision at this time” to cancel a June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv.

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Barr, on the other hand, didn’t see it that way and blasted the pop star by calling her a “bigot” on Twitter:

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Israel has become an extremely heated topic since President Trump declared Jerusalem the country’s capitol earlier this month. The United Nations largely voted against the President’s declaration in a show of defiance as the U.S. gears up to move its embassy to the new capitol.

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley blasted countries that didn’t support the U.S.’s decision and warned she would be taking names.

Clearly, Haley isn’t the only one playing offense to defend Israel, and Roseanne Barr received a lot of support for blasting Lorde.

Barr claimed she caved to pressure by supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that demanded her concert be cancelled. But Lorde said she regretted the decision to hold the concert from the beginning.

“I’m not too proud to admit I didn’t make the right call on this one,” Lorde said.

While Roseanne received support for her stance, not everyone agreed with her call for a boycott. The feisty comedian let those who disagreed with her how she felt about that.

Well, then. It doesn’t look like Barr is going to retract her statement anytime soon.

Lorde joins other celebs in snubbing Israel over what they claim is an abysmal human rights record for its treatment of Palestinians.

Roger Waters, Lauryn Hill and Elvis Costello have all openly boycotted Israel, Fox News reported.

BDS supporters cheered Lorde’s decision and the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel posted a statement on Twitter to thank the singer for “heeding appeals from your fans against Israel’s art-washing of its brutal oppression of Palestinians.”

Meanwhile, Ambassador Haley is standing strong against those who continue to defy the strong alliance between the U.S. and Israel.

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