Dua Lipa is rumored to be selected for the opening ceremony of the World Cup, saying, “The human rights issue in Qatar must be resolved first.”
British pop star Dua Lipa (27), who won the “Grammy Awards” and “Brit Awards,” said she will not appear at the opening ceremony of the FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup, urging host Qatar to resolve human rights issues.
Ripa will not perform (the opening ceremony of the World Cup) on her social networking service (SNS) on the 13th (local time). “I have never been involved in negotiations for the performance,” he said. “I will support England from afar.”
He added, “I look forward to visiting Qatar when (Qatar) fulfilled all the human rights pledges promised when he won the right to host the World Cup.”
Recently, Qatar and local World Cup organizers have been continuously criticized for the deaths of migrant workers and illegal homosexuality policies during the construction of soccer stadiums. Gareth Southgate, England’s coach, also announced that he would “talk about human rights violations during this World Cup tournament.”
Ripa has been interested in human rights and diversity culture, publishing articles that reflect global issues and social activists as well as trends in the free newsletter “Service95,” which began earlier this year.
She attended an award ceremony last month in which Sri Lankan writer Shehan Karunathilaka received the Booker Prize, the most prestigious literary award in Britain.
Meanwhile, BTS member Jungkook (25, real name Jeon Jungkook) is scheduled to participate in the opening ceremony and soundtrack of the Qatar World Cup. Other pop stars such as Dua Lipa were mentioned as singers attending the opening ceremony.