Madonna talks about Eurovision and human rights violations
Madonna speaks for the very first time about her long-time rumoured performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Even though it has been rumoured for so long, there has never been any official announcement. Moreover, last night the ESC director talked about some contractual issues. Now, Madonna has finally spoken about it.
Several artists asked Madonna to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest, due to human rights violations, because this year it will take place in Israel.
Madonna defends her decision to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel this week, saying that she will always speak up to defend human rights and hopes to see “a new path toward peace” between Israel and Palestine.
“I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda nor will I stop speaking out against violations of human rights wherever in the world they may be,” Madonna said in a statement to Reuters.
“My heart breaks every time I hear about the innocent lives that are lost in this region and the violence that is so often perpetuated to suit the political goals of people who benefit from this ancient conflict. I hope and pray that we will soon break free from this terrible cycle of destruction and create a new path towards peace,” she added.