Lorde called a bigot over Israel stance in full-page Washington Post ad

A full-page ad taken out in the Washington Post by a pro Israel group calling singer Lorde a'bigot

A full-page ad taken out in the Washington Post by a pro Israel group calling singer Lorde a'bigot

Lorde has been branded a "bigot" in a newspaper advertisement over a cancelled show in Israel.

Lorde has moved from Melodrama to just plain drama this holiday season due to controversy over a concert she was scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this summer. Her concert was criticized by some fans, with two of them going as far as to write an open letter explaining that her concert could be seen as her show of support for Israel's perceived occupation of Palestine. But the black-and-white ad by The World Values Network questioned her decision to cancel the Tel Aviv performance but not one in Russian Federation, with text below the image stating: "Lorde joined a global anti-Semitic boycott of Israel but will perform in Russian Federation, despite Putin's support for Assad's genocide in Syria".

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This isn't the first time the rabbi has taken out a controversial ad. The Guardian reported that in 2015 he took out a full-page ad in The New York Times accusing former national security adviser Susan Rice of "turning a blind eye to the Rwandan genocide" during her time with President Bill Clinton's administration. He went on to say in the ad that, "New Zealand's growing prejudice against the Jewish State seems to be trickling down to its youth", and that the singer was "choosing to align herself who those committed to Israel's fiscal destruction".

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It also criticises New Zealand's co-sponsorship previous year of a United Nations resolution which condemned continued Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory and caused a six-month diplomatic rift with Israel.

"While Lorde claims to be concerned with human rights, she hypocritically chose to proceed with her two concerts in Putin's Russian Federation, despite his support for [Syrian president Bashar al-] Assad's genocidal regime", the ad claims, before drumming up support to " tell Lorde and her fellow bigots that Jew-hatred has no place in the twenty-first century".

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"Let's boycott the boycotters and tell Lorde and her fellow bigots that Jew-hatred has no place in the twenty-first century".

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