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There are less than five days left until the start of the Qatar World Cup 2022 and although the issue is how the different teams are prepared (especially Mexico and the United States), another question discussed is the denunciation of open violations of human and labor rights in that Asian nation.
In recent days it was learned that the famous singer Dua Lipa refused to participate in the opening ceremony due to reports of thousands of deaths in the construction of World Cup stadiums, as well as disallowing symbols of equality and support for the LGBTQ+ community.
The position of the British artist of Kosovar Albanian origin has been joined by Rod Stewart, also an English musician, who confessed to rejecting more than $1 million a few months ago.
“They offered me a lot of money, more than $1 million to play there 15 months ago. I rejected it”
The singer of songs like ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’ or ‘Sailing’ explained in an interview for The Sunday Times newspaper that fans of the sex-diverse community who plan to attend Qatar should “be careful”; He also revealed that he would have liked to play his famous ‘The Killing of Georgie’ which tells how a fellow homosexual was murdered in the 1970s.
Born in London to a Scottish father, the 77-year-old musician regretted that Scotland did not qualify for the competition. Asked if he will back England, he wryly replies: “No, Brazil.”