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The Singer Shakira
Insulted an Israeli and Israel on MTV-Fiction!
of the eRumor The message claims that
the singer Shakira was a guest on MTV and during a segment of live
telephone calls refused to speak to an Israeli caller. She is
quoted as having said that she'd rather have pigs listening to her
music than Israelis. The eRumor encourages a boycott of
The Anti-Deformation League has
looked into this and says there's no evidence that it ever
happened. They call it "a complete
fabrication." The ADL says a representative of MTV
confirmed that the incident did not take place on any of many MTV channels.
Shakira is an international superstar from Colombia whose music has
topped the charts in numerous countries including Israel.
Nobody knows the origin of this rumor, but it could stem from the
fact that her name is Arabic, a part of her heritage from her father
who is Lebanese.
There is no evidence that she has ever made any anti-Semitic
real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
This week the singer Shakira appeared on MTV in front of a live audience
and talked to fans who called the studio.
when an Israelie fan was put on the air, the singer refused to speak to
her saying she'd "rather have PIGS listening to her music than
I think it is a disgrace that a person like her is given a platform to
express her incredibly outrageous views and that a network as big and as
influential as MTV did not condemn her statement.
This is a singer who is rated no.1 in the world
and in Israel with her smash hit "whenever, wherever". we can
not turn a blind eye to these sayings anymore!
I ask you all, please send this Email to all your
mailing lists to help spread the word on this terrible remark and to
boycott the singer's CDs.
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