Dua Lipa Defends Decision to Tell 88M Followers Israel is Committing Genocide in Gaza

Credit where due: this bitch has single-handedly raised my view of the entire Albanian race by like, 80%.

The Guardian:

The pop star and soon-to-be Glastonbury headliner Dua Lipa has said she is willing to risk a backlash over political statements after she recently described military operations in Gaza as “Israeli genocide”.

In an interview with the Radio Times, the 28-year-old said she repeatedly checked herself before making a statement, but did so if she felt it was for the “greater good” and worth the risk.

What’s more, it looks like she’s going to be able to get away with it.

This is not going to destroy her career.

That is probably the most important takeaway here: you can say this stuff now.

The Grammy award-winner last month reposted to her 88 million Instagram followers a graphic from the group Artists4Ceasefire, along with the hashtag #AllEyesOnRafah, which trended in the days after Israel’s bombing of the city in Gaza.

She wrote: “Burning children alive can never be justified. The whole world is mobilising to stop the Israeli genocide. Please show your solidarity with Gaza.”

Recently, she was referenced in an Israeli drill rap song that called for violence against public figures who have expressed pro-Palestinian views.

Yes, and Jews will do violence against you.

So it’s not just ethical and brave on the career front, but on the personal safety front as well.

There’s a slow train a-coming.