One of the artists performing during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is Scottish DJ Calvin Harriswhich is under great pressure LGBT rights activists not to.
Harris’ performance will be on 10 Dec to headline the FIFA Fan Fest, which will be held on Al Bidda Park in Doha. The pressure comes from groups that have demonstrated through social networks and protest against human rights violations they claim that they take place in the Arab country.
One of his old fans calls on him to come to his senses
Peter Tatchell is a veteran gay rights activist. In his 70s he declares himself one great fan of Calvin Harriswhich has at least a few songs that are considered gay anthems: We found love and promises.Read:France file complaint to FIFA after Antoine Griezmann World Cup goal illegally disallowed | Football | Sport
“I’m a huge fan of Calvin Harris, so I am incredibly disappointed that he is performing in a country where there are women, LGBT+ people and migrant workers treated as second-class citizens. He was bought by the Qataris, like other big stars like David Beckham and Robbie Williams,” he said.
“They have sold their souls and their principles for multimillion-dollar deals that put profit before principle. It’s a slap in the face to Qataris who are suffer from the repression of the regime,” he added.
Urge other celebrities to refuse to participate
There have been several music stars in recent weeks and days have refused to work in Qatar because of his negative human rights record.Read:Chelsea news: Thomas Tuchel makes concerning confession as Romelu Lukaku defended
“I urge Harris and other stars to do some soul searchingwithdraw from the deal with Qatar and standing up for human rightsTatchel said.
Among the artists who have refused to participate be at the World Cup Rod Stewart, Dua Lipa and Shakirathough others have accepted, like the British Robbie Williams.