Yeah, you read that right: the woke [broke] culture sets sights on famous singer. Pretty self-explanatory. These people are on the attack yet again.
In Toronto, Justin Bieber is now being urged by an international human rights organization that he needs to abandon his upcoming concert in Saudi Arabia.
The Human Rights Organization is trumpeting the fact that it sent a letter to this Canadian pop singer telling him that he should cancel his upcoming appearance at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on December 5th, and that he should do so “as a symbol of solidarity with the ongoing suffering of the Saudi people.”
The HRF fully explained the details of this Formula One event, claiming that this occasion had been financed and authorized by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who comes from the family that was implicated in the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
This letter from the HRF also criticizes the regime’s treatment of dissidents as well as the torturing and jailing of women’s rights activists. Last but not least, they are angry over the executions of LGBTQ people.
Representatives at Bieber’s management company, which is owned by Scooter Braun and the Canadian record label Universal Music Canada did not immediately respond to any requests for comments regarding this issue.
Bieber originally hails out of Stratford, Ontario, and he was to be part of a Formula One lineup that featured Tiesto, A$AP Rocky, David Guetta, and Jason Derulo.
The HRF described Bieber and the other performers as individuals that have “tremendous media influence” and a group that the Saudi prince “hopes to manipulate and profit from for his own benefit and to the detriment of the Saudi people.”
The foundation has also been known for urging other musicians to forgo their planned shows in Saudi Arabia in the past.
Indeed, just a few years ago in 2019 Nicki Minaj was forced to cancel a headlining gig at the Jeddah World Fest in the region, noting that it was something she had decided “after better educating myself on the issues.”
“I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression,” she said in a statement to the Associated Press at the time.
Nelly Furtado was another famous singer who faced similar criticism when she was paid more than $1 million by the family of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to host a private concert for them in 2007.
The Victorian-born singer said in 2011 that she was planning on donating the money.
While it’s a bit of a stretch to do a private concert for a dictator’s family, in Justin Bieber’s case, there is no question that these people probably needed the entertainment.