Arab fans are angry over Lady Gaga's latest video message, a short video clip released ahead of her performance in Tel Aviv, in which she greets her fans with “Shalom.”
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“Shalom, Israel,” the American pop star said in the 10-second video. “I’m so excited to perform my new tour in Tel Aviv.”
The performer’s manager announced Sunday that the September 13 concert would go on as planned, despite cancelations by other high-profile performers due to the Gaza conflict and its aftermath.
The video, which reportedly has gone viral online elicited angry responses from some of her Arab fans, Al Arabiya News reported.
Fans in social media platforms called her “disgusting,” “devilish” and insensitive, in response to the video.
The date for the concert in Yarkon Park, part of her “artRave: The ARTPOP Ball” international tour, is listed on Lady Gaga’s official website.
Tickets remain on sale and tens of thousands of Israeli fans are expected to attend.
Neil Young, The Backstreet Boys, America and Lana Del Rey are among the stars who canceled performances this summer due to Israel’s conflict with Gaza.
Lady Gaga performed in Tel Aviv in August 2009, despite attempts by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to have her cancel.