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Lady Gaga Pre-Tel Aviv Concert ‘Shalom’ Video Irks Some Arab Fans

Maybe Abbas should accuse Lady Ga-Ga of incitement for saying “Shalom.”
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Lady Gaga defies BDS  again with a show in Tel Aviv  on Sept. 13, 2014.

Lady Gaga defies BDS again with a show in Tel Aviv on Sept. 13, 2014.
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Lady Gaga apparently riled some Arab fans with a short video in advance of her Tel Aviv performance featuring a “Shalom” greeting.

“Shalom, Israel,” the American pop star says in the 10-second video. “I’m so excited to perform my new tour in Tel Aviv.”

The performer’s manager announced Sunday that the Sept. 13 concert in Yarkon Park – part of her “artRave: The ARTPOP Ball” international tour — would go on as planned, despite cancellations by other high-profile performers due to the Gaza conflict and its aftermath.

Responding on social media platforms to the video, which reportedly has gone viral, some Arab fans called Lada Gaga “disgusting,” “devilish” and insensitive, Al Arabiya News reported.

Tens of thousands of Israeli fans are expected to attend the concert, which is listed on the performer’s official website. Tickets remain on sale.

Neil Young, The Backstreet Boys, America and Lana Del Rey are among the stars who canceled performances this summer due to Israel’s conflict with Gaza.

Lady Gaga performed in Tel Aviv in August 2009, despite of attempts by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to have her cancel.

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7 Responses to “Lady Gaga Pre-Tel Aviv Concert ‘Shalom’ Video Irks Some Arab Fans”

  1. Why does the Media seem to think it newsworthy every time Arabs are angry. Let me share a secret, culturally, they tend towards anger.

  2. Isaac Kim says:

    She is not worthy to come down to Israel and bring the demon curses upon the land.

  3. This is how a true star shines. Thank you.

  4. Abra Berkson says:

    Woot Woot, I like to see them irked!!

  5. Why can’t a Jew say Shalom???

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