J.Lo pulls out of controversial N. Cyprus gig
Posted July 9, 2010on:
Jennifer Lopez has ‘withdrawn’ from a concert in a European territory currently under military occupation.
The singer claimed that she never would have agreed to perform had she known the ‘relevant circumstances’ surrounding the intense political situation.
Multiple Greek and Cypriot politicians expressed anger after reports surfaced claiming that Lopez has agreed to perform at a swanky hotel in Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus on July 24.
“Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse,” TMZ quoted her rep as saying.
“After a full review of the relevant circumstances in Cyprus, it was the decision of management to withdraw from the appearance. This was a team decision that reflects our sensitivity to the political realities of the region,” the rep added.