Shakira has given up participating in the opening ceremony of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, after hundreds of human rights organizations and thousands of users criticized her attendance due to the deplorable human rights that exist in the Arab country.
The Colombian singer has decided not to participate in the opening of the World Cup, despite the fact that, just days ago, she would have confirmed her presence in the show that would kick off this new edition of the World Cup.
Shakira has stepped down from performing at the Qatar World Cup. pic.twitter.com/mRVqbV7UO6
— Total Football (@TotalFootbol) November 16, 2022
This information has been revealed by Shakira’s entourage, although her followers are still waiting for an official statement from the also dancer explaining her absence in Qatar 2022.
The popular artist decided to follow in the footsteps of Dua Lipa and Rod Stewart, declining the offer to perform at the highly anticipated World Cup opening ceremony.
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The interpreter of “Te Felicito” has made the decision after facing numerous criticisms on social networks, due to all the controversies that the host country has suffered due to the serious human rights situation in the peninsula.
The criticisms against Shakira respond to the controversy in which Qatar has been involved after its officialization as the venue for the soccer World Cup, since it is a country in which more than 6,500 immigrants have lost their lives working in the works to host this event.
Likewise, it is a nation accused of not respecting human rights and promoting mistreatment of women, who do not have the same freedoms as men. In addition, it is a widely homophobic country, a fact that has generated thousands of criticisms of FIFA for having agreed to allow said country to host the World Cup.