It’s the biggest sporting event in the world, so understandably millions of people around the world are talking about it. But not for the reasons you might think. This begs the question: Why celebrities and countries are refusing to attend the event? Qatar FIFA World Cup?
In 2022FIFA World CupThe Arab nation of will host the event, which takes place every four years. Qatar. The tournament will begin on November 20. 2022, and it’s expected to attract five billion viewers across the globe. Recent discourse isn’t about football at all, but rather controversy happening off the pitch. Qatar It is being criticized for its human rights violations and treatment of migrants workers. Qatar. Qatar The first Arab nation to host this event. World Cup Five stadiums were proposed for the championship, and they were revealed back in March 2010. They are equipped with cooling technology that can reduce temperatures by up to 36 degrees. This is to combat the desert heat. Some celebrities and countries have called for a boycott due to the way these stadiums were constructed.
Who is the one who is going to boycott the Olympics? Qatar World Cup?
Who is the one who is going to boycott the Olympics? Qatar World Cup? Shakira was originally scheduled to perform, but she changed her mind last minute. Spanish news outlet El Programa de Ana Rosa reports that host Adriana Doronsoro stated that: “It’s been confirmed to me that Shakira will not perform at the opening ceremony, but they won’t say if she will have another role throughout the World Cup.”
Sandra Aladro, another contributor to the Telecinco program, also confirmed the news after speaking to Shakira’s team. They have confirmed that she won’t be performing,” Aladro said. “She was going to be a guest performer, now she will have to send a statement to explain everything.” The Columbian pop superstar has performed at three other venues. World Cup Opening ceremonies were held in Germany (2006), South Africa (2010) and Brazil (2014).
Dua Lipa was once rumored to have performed at the opening ceremony. But she ended all speculation with a series Instagram stories posts. “There is currently a lot of speculation that I will be performing at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar,” The British pop star was a writer. “I will not be performing and nor have I ever been involved in any negotiation to perform. I will be cheering England on from afar. I look forward to visiting Qatar when it has fulfilled all the human rights pledges it made when it won the right to host the World Cup.” Rod Stewart was also offered the opportunity to perform in the Arab country, but he declined. “I was actually offered a lot of money, over $1m, to play there 15 months ago. I turned it down. It’s not right to go,” He told the Sunday Times.
These human rights violations are what? An investigation by The Guardian In the end, 6,500 migrants had died. Qatar Since it was awarded the right to host World Cup$220 billion was spent on nation-building. Nick McGeehan from FairSquare Projects, an advocacy organization specializing in labor rights and the Gulf, stated that the deaths of workers were not categorised by their occupations or places of work. The Guardian That “a very significant proportion of the migrant workers who have died since 2011 were only in the country because Qatar won the right to host the World Cup,” He said. In 2019, the newspaper It was discovered that hundreds of workers died from heat stress after working in dangerous temperatures. During the hottest summer days mercury can reach 120 degrees.
David Beckham is under pressure from fans to speak out, having signed a $10 Million deal. 2022 Qatar World Cup ambassador. “Qatar’s human rights record is troubling, from the country’s longstanding mistreatment of migrant workers to its curbs on free speech and the criminalization of same-sex relations,” Amnesty’s Sacha Deshmukh told the BBC. “It’s not surprising that David Beckham wants to be involved in such a major football event, but we would urge him to learn about the deeply concerning human rights situation in Qatar and be prepared to speak out about it.”
Beckham spokeswoman said BBC Sport: “David has been visiting Qatar regularly for over a decade and went on to play for [Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain F.C]—so he has seen the passion for football in the country and the long-term commitment that’s been made to hosting the World Cup and delivering a lasting legacy for the region,” They agreed. “He’s always talked about the power of football as a force for good on many levels. As we reach the one-year-to-go point he will join the wider football community that is coming together for the World Cup 2022 and he’s looking forward to what he thinks will be a great tournament.”
BBC quoted a source close enough to Beckham who stated that Beckham believes in an Arab nation hosting the tournament. World Cup is a great move, he’s aware of its stance on the LGBTQ+ community. “Of course, David wanted to ensure that he was informed about the facts and any concerns that he might have for his gay friends, football supporters and fans,” They agreed. “Some of the laws and beliefs in the region differ to his own but the Qataris have always said that everyone will be safe and welcome at the World Cup in 2022 and he believes that commitment is sincere and has seen evidence of proactive engagement with the international LBGTQ community by the World Cup organizers.”
British comedian Joe Lycett is pansexual and challenged Beckham to end his contract with him Qatar in a viral message via the website benderslikebeckham.com. “You’re the first premiership footballer to do shoots with gay magazines like Attitude, to speak openly about your gay fans, and you married a Spice Girl, which is the gayest thing a human being can do,” Lycett addressed his criticism directly to the sports star, Lycett stated.
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