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Madonna urged to boycott Eurovision with Papa Don’t Preach parody

Madonna has been urged to pull out of performing at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with a “Papa Don’t Preach” parody that focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The parody—which is called “Madonna Don’t Go”—is performed by Palestinian artist and activist Shahd Abusalama and was released yesterday (May 13) by London Palestine Action. In the video, Abusalama asks Madonna to cancel her planned performance as a part of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Abusalama sings: “Madonna I know you’re going to be annoyed, cause Eurovision’s keeping...
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George Clooney to maintain pressure on Brunei over anti-gay law

George Clooney has welcomed news that Brunei will not stone gay people to death, however the actor said he intends to maintain pressure on the small Asian country over its laws. Clooney made the comments after the Sultan of Brunei announced on Sunday (May 5) that the country would not subject gay people to the death penalty after global backlash to its new laws. The laws—which came into effect in early April—meant that gay men and those accused of adultery could be stoned to death as a part of Sharia...
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LGBT performers to boycott Eurovision in Israel with online broadcast

A number of artists—including LGBT+ and drag performers—will be boycotting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with an alternative online broadcast. The broadcast, which is called Globalvision, will air online at the same time as the Eurovision final in Tel Aviv as a part of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. A number of groups—including LGBT+ groups from across Europe—have urged Eurovision fans to boycott this year’s contest over the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. LGBT+ artists will be taking part in Globalvision Artists performing as a part of Globalvision include...
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