Robbie Williams has defended his resolution to carry out through the World Cup in Qatar.
The 48-year-old singer accepted a request to carry out in Qatar – which has been the topic of worldwide condemnation over its human rights document together with criminalisation of homosexuality – however insisted that it might be “hypocritical” not to take action.
In an interview with Italian newspaper Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Robbie mentioned: “In fact, I do not condone any abuses of human rights anyplace.
“That being mentioned, if we’re not condoning human rights abuses anyplace, then it might be the shortest tour the world has ever identified. I would not even be capable of carry out in my very own kitchen.
“Anyone leaving messages saying “no to Qatar” are doing so on Chinese language know-how. It could be hypocritical of me to not go [to Qatar] due to the locations that I do go to.
“I believe that the hypocrisy there’s that if we take that case on this place, we have to apply that unilaterally to the world… Then if we apply that unilaterally to the world, no person can go anyplace.”
Robbie’s resolution to carry out comes after it was revealed that Dua Lipa, Sir Rod Stewart and Shakira all turned down requests to play within the nation.
Rod, 77, rejected a seven-figure sum to entertain crowds within the Center East nation in 2021 as a result of it “wasn’t proper” to go.
He instructed The Sunday Instances: “I used to be really supplied some huge cash, over $1 million, to play there 15 months in the past. I turned it down. It’s not proper to go. And the Iranians must be out too for supplying arms. Let you know what, supporters have gotten to be careful, haven’t they?”
And Dua Lipa has vowed by no means to go to the nation till “all human rights” are granted.
She mentioned: “There may be at present plenty of hypothesis that I will likely be performing on the opening ceremony of the world cup in Qatar. I can’t be performing and nor have I ever been concerned in any negotiation to carry out. will likely be cheering England on from afar and I look ahead to visiting Qatar when it has fulfilled all of the human rights pledges it made when it received the best to host the World Cup.”