Since the announcement of the FIFA world cup 2022 host Qatar, the football authority has been receiving continuous jabs from celebrities as well as the media. The comments point towards blaming FIFA for its erratic choice of making Qatar the host, putting monetary benefits above human rights.
A few football players have been talking about wearing rainbow-coloured bands during the event to show support for the LGBTQ+ community, in contrast with Qatar’s laws and policies for the same.
The world cup ambassador, Mr. Khalid Salman had to negotiate with various players as well as artists to pacify the situation and make them perform during the FIFA world cup 2022.
Which artists refused a performance in the world cup?
The FIFA managers surely had a hard time finding singers who would be ready for a performance in Qatar. One such artist is the pop singer Dua Lipa, who did not leave room for negotiations as her decision not to perform at the Qatar world cup was firmly decided from the beginning. also read:- The least populated countries to visit amidst Earth’s soaring population rates
Dua Lipa said that she will be cheering for England from a distance till Qatar will fulfill the pledges it took regarding human rights when it won the opportunity to host FIFA. Other than her, Shakira and Rod Stewart refused to play in the event.
Rod confessed that the organization offered him a million bucks for the performance, but he refused to perform due to his opinions on the country. He also feels that Iran should stop supplying weapons to them.
Who are the artists performing in the FIFA world cup 2022?
The celebrities who gave a nod to performing during the Qatar world cup include Robbie Williams, Nora Fatehi, Black Eyed Peas, Clean Bandit, J. Balvin, Jason Derulo, Sean Paul, and Jungkook from BTS. Further, Nicki Minaj, Myriam Fares, and Maluma have accepted the responsibility to draft the official song for the event.