The singer Robbie Williams cares little about the criticism he has received since he said he would perform at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, despite the cancellation of the football festival due to the violation of human rights and the criminalization of homosexuality in That country.
In fact, the interpreter of “Feel” and “Rock Dj” said that not performing would be “hypocritical”, as reported by the Italian newspaper Il Venerdi.
“Of course, I do not condone any abuse of human rights anywhere. That said, if we’re not condoning human rights abuses anywhere, then it would be the shortest tour the world has ever known. I couldn’t even perform in my own kitchen. Anyone who leaves messages saying “no to Qatar” is doing so with Chinese technology. It would be hypocritical of me not to go. [a Qatar] because of the places I do go to,” said the British artist.
“I think the hypocrisy is that if we take that case in this place, we should unilaterally apply it to the world. So if we apply it unilaterally to the world, nobody can go anywhere,” he added.
Robbie Williams’ decision to perform within the framework of the World Cup organized by Fifa comes after learning that his colleagues Dua Lipa, Sir Rod Stewart and Shakira rejected requests to play in that Muslim nation.
In this regard, Lipa mentioned that she will not visit Qatar until all human rights are respected. “There is currently a lot of speculation that I will perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar. I will not act and have never been involved in any negotiation to act. I’ll be rooting for England. From afar and I hope to visit Qatar when it has fulfilled all the human rights promises it made when it won the right to host the World Cup », were her words.